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Double-car garage doors commonly measure 16 feet wide by 8 feet high. Although the size is typical, numerous customization options exist. Doors of this size can be made of many materials and have a multitude of design possibilities. In this article, the experts at Precision Garage Door Service® advise you on design and material choices for your home so that your next garage door will suit your needs.

Materials for 16' x 8' Garage Doors

While many regard garage door material types as an aesthetic choice only, they serve a much bigger purpose than just improving the look of your home. Factors such as your climate and how much maintenance you’re willing to commit to also influence the type of material that you choose.

Below are three popular materials to consider for your next garage door replacement.


Steel is a popular choice for 16' x 8' garage doors for its affordability and versatility. Steel garage doors can be painted different colors and even finished to look like wood.

It won’t take much to maintain this material other than an applied finish to help prevent rusting and an occasional wash.


If aesthetics will play an important role in your choice of garage door, consider aluminum (or full-view) doors. The clear paneling on these doors can be made from many materials including glass and acrylic, while the frame itself is aluminum.

Even though aluminum requires more maintenance than other materials do because of the need to keep the paneling clean, the sleek style and increased natural light that these garage doors bring can be well worth the extra upkeep.


An elegant and durable choice, wood garage doors require a substantial amount of maintenance. The tradeoff is a door that will last for many years and can significantly increase your home’s value.

Although they may not be the best choice for humid locations, wood doors are otherwise a luxury worth adding to your home.

Design Considerations for 16' x 8' Garage Doors

From decorative windows to a myriad of panel-design options, you never have to feel limited in your choice of 16' x 8' garage doors.

Here are some factors to take into consideration when choosing your next door:

  • Panel Design: Steel and wood garage doors have highly customizable panels. For example, you can choose a traditional raised design or a carriage-house style.
  • Windows: Garage door windows are multifunctional. Whether you are looking to add natural light to your space or a simple frosted glass decoration, windows can be a valuable design aspect.
  • Color: Full-view garage doors can have different color framing. Wood and steel doors can be painted whatever color you prefer.
  • Handles and Hinges: Handles and hinges can add extra design touches that complement the door style you choose.

Need to see these designs in action? Try our interactive garage door design tool.

FAQs about 16' x 8' Garage Doors

How much does a 16' x 8' garage door cost?

Your garage door’s cost depends on its material and design. To receive an estimate on your 16' x 8' garage door installation, give our pros a call at (877) 301-7474.

Do 16' x 8' garage doors come insulated?

Some 16' x 8' garage doors come insulated while others do not. The good news is that it’s possible to add garage door insulation to most door material types.

Can I install my garage door myself?

No, you should not attempt to install a garage door on your own. Garage door installation is a delicate process that requires extensive knowledge of a garage system’s parts. In particular, spring installation is difficult and can be dangerous. In order to avoid injury or damage to your property, call in a professional for help.

Trust Our Pros to Install Your New Garage Door

Interested in replacing your 16' x 8' garage door? We offer quality garage door design and installation services. Give us a call or find the Precision specialist nearest you.

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