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Models 8300 and 8500

Classic Steel Garage Doors

Wayne Dalton Advantages

Classic Steel Models 8300 and 8500 are Wayne Dalton’s best-insulated residential garage doors and are durably made with two layers of steel surrounding a thick layer of foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation. These doors are offered in five classic and contemporary designs and a wide selection of painted and bi-directional wood grain finishes.

While Model 8300 comes with an impressive R-value* of 12.12, Model 8500 is our highest insulated residential garage door with an R-value of 16.22 using polyurethane foamed-in-place insulation, which can improve your home’s thermal efficiency, block street noise and make the door operate more quietly. Heavy-gauge steel wrap around end caps trim-out door edges for better appearance, improved strength and damage-protection of the insulation.

* Wayne Dalton uses a calculated door section R-value for our insulated doors.


*Available only on Model 8300


Bi-directional wood grain finishes are available for Sonoma and Sonoma Ranch panels only.

Wayne Dalton does not warrant product with black finish against warping, rubbing or other issues associated with thermal bowing. Dark finishes are not recommended for areas that experience high heat and/or high UV conditions. 


Custom Colors

True Choice color system 

Models 8300 and 8500 are available with the TruChoice™ Color System, Wayne Dalton’s custom painting process that offers more than 6,000+ colors.

Online color swatches are only digital reproductions of actual standards and will vary in appearance due to differences in monitor and video card output. These digital representations should not be used to finalize color selection(s). Please contact your local Wayne Dalton Dealer for actual color samples to match with your home or business.


*Contemporary panel only.

  • Additional Double Car Window Options
    • double car garage door window
      Arched Stockton Single*
    • double car garage door window
      Arched Stockton Double*
    • double car garage door window
      Williamsburg IV**
 * Available only on Sonoma Panel Design

** Available only on Sonoma Ranch


Decor™ Windows

Majestic Brass, Majestic Leaded, Reflection Brass and Reflection Leaded are only available on Colonials and Contemporary Panels. Majestic Brass II, Majestic Leaded II, Reflection Brass II and Reflection Leaded II are only available on the Ranch Panel.

Not all window options are available with every panel style. Window options are not interchangeable between panel options. Window patterns shown are for a typical single-car door. Spacing of windows may change depending on door size. Not all windows are available in all door sizes or in all areas.

Optional Window Placement

horizontal window
Horizontal Windows shown
with Clear III windows
vertical window
Vertical Windows shown
with Clear III windows
all window option
All Window option shown with
Clear III windows

Windows may be arranged vertically or horizontally on Colonial, Ranch and Contemporary designs. Windows placed in the bottom section of a door must use DSB 1/8", or tempered, or 1/2" insulated glass. The All Window option should be ordered as a ThermoMark™ 5150 and is only available on the Contemporary or Flush panel with Clear I or Clear III windows.

Glass Options


Decorative hardware kits come with four hinges and two pull handles. Double car doors come with two sets of decorative hardware kits. Additional accent pieces are available to match or complement each collection. Pull handle fit in center stile is dependent upon design and size of door.


  • Polyurethane foamed-in-place insulation – with an R-value* of 12.12 and 16.12, these doors can improve your home's thermal efficiency, block street noise and make the door operate more quietly
  • Bottom weather seal blocks draft and debris from entering the garage
  • Effective Joint Seals – Snug-fitting tongue-and-groove section joints help prevent wind and weather from entering the garage.
  • Silent Glide Rollers – Nylon rollers with solid steel shafts provide years of smooth, quiet and dependable operation.
  • Heavy Gauge Steel End Caps trim out door edges for better appearance, improved strength and protection of the insulation.
  • WindSafe – Available with optional hardware and reinforcements for high-wind regions.

  • *Wayne Dalton uses a calculated door section R-value for our insulated doors.

Wind Safe logo 

Impact Rated logo 

Model Comparison Chart


​Model 8300

3​-layer construction: Steel/Insulation/Steel




L​imited LIfetime

​Model 8500

3​-layer construction: Steel/Insulation/Steel 2" thick steel panels


1​6.22 - Highest of all models


L​imited Lifetime


garage door warranty sealWayne Dalton offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty on this garage door. Please reference the warranty document for details.