As we move into 2022, we’re now seeing a whole host of popular garage door trends emerging and if you’re thinking about installing new garage doors, then this article may help you make the right decision.


Garage doors make a statement about who you are and what you consider to be important.  They not only look classy, can add value to your home, provide added security and convenience.

Automatic Garage Doors

Automatic Garage doors are becoming more popular in the domestic market.  Remotely  operated, automatic doors provide convenience particularly if you’re parking your vehicle inside your garage. Instead of having to get out of your car to open the garage door, a simply push of a button on your garage door remote control will have the door open up automatically so that you can drive your car into your garage without getting out of it!

Convenience is a trend for 2022, as well as the ease of accessibility.  Automatic garage doors fits this trend perfectly and that’s why we’re seeing more automatic doors being installed in this year.

Smart Technology

The use of smart technology in homes has become a game-changer in the industry in recent years. It seems that we now live our lives with a touch of button on the remote and garage door technology is no different!  In fact, garage doors are not only controlled by a remote control, they can be controlled by an app on your phone or WiFi too, meaning that they can be operated from wherever you are in the world!  This can prove very beneficial if you’re expecting a delivery when you’re absent from the house.

Not only can smart technology help with your garage door’s convenience, but it can enhance your home’s security, too. This can include CCTV cameras that are linked to your garage, meaning you can keep an eye on your property at all times.

Modern Materials

The changes in recent years to the way we consider the environment means that there is an emerging focus on the longevity of garage doors and their installation  We are experiencing many consumers wanting a product that is robust and long lasting compared to materials that need upkeeping with a lot of maintenance such as wood and steel.  We are seeing fibreglass and PVC  becoming more popular due to their hardwearing material. Equally, these modern materials are easier to customise with new designs and colourways.

However, alumnium still remains a popular material choice because it’s durable and naturally resistant to corrosion.

Popular Colours

As stated earlier, garage doors make a statement about you and your home.  As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people have taken steps to improve the look and feel of their home at the same time making the most of SMART technology in terms of functionality and convenience. We’re seeing anthracite grey as THE most popular colour in 2022.


High Security

Even though the incidents of burglary and theft is showing a downward trend at the moment, we’re very aware that this is not going to last.  The reason for this reduction in household burglary is a result of the lockdown during the pandemic.  Now that we’re all getting back to some sort of normality in our daily lives,  security is incredibly important for people who have garage doors. That’s why many garage door manufacturers are now reinforcing their garage door materials to enhance security benefits.

At Hipwoods, you can rest assured that all of our garage doors are extremely robust and will help to deter thieves from entering your property.


We are Hipwoods Garage – a family run business based in Gloucester  started in October 2014. Currently we have 2 full time fitters and one part time. They are all lead fitters in their own right and all work to my high standards.  If you have a question regarding your garage door, then please give us a call on 01452 539 455 or take a look at our website