Picking a garage door to boost curb appeal & more

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Choosing a new garage door that will boost curb appeal and add value to your home is easy.

Start with the practical.  Other than look good, what do you want your garage door to do? 

  • If your garage is attached to your home, you might want an insulated door to help keep cold air out of the living area.  
  • For a garage that is under another room, quiet operation might be essential. 
  • Do you use your garage for a workshop?  If so, windows might be important.

Pick a material.  Choose the right material to fit your style and your budget.

  • Steel is the most popular garage door material because it’s durable, low maintenance and looks good.
  • Aluminum doors with large expanses of glass give you sleek, modern styling and more natural light.
  • Wood garage doors provide natural warmth and beauty. 
  • Vinyl garage doors are rust and dent resistant.

Choose your style.  Match the style of a new garage door to your home’s architectural style to enhance its the curb appeal.

  • Traditionally styled garage doors have stood the test of time and coordinate with the design of most homes. 
  • Carriage house doors replicate a classic design from the past and look like they swing open on hinges, but they really open up overhead.
  • Contemporary garage doors feature a combination of aluminum and glass or smooth flush steel to complement the simple, clean lines of a modern home.

Select the perfect color.  A wide variety of shades are available to compliment the other colors used in the exterior of your home.

  • Neutral shades can match siding or the trim around doors and windows.
  • You might want more of an accent color like a hue used on your front door.
  • Woodgrain, either natural or painted on steel, always adds a warmth and richness to a home’s design.

Of course, the best way to choose a new garage door for your home is to see how various options will look.  Take advantage of programs that are available where you can upload a photo of your home and then try out various styles and colors to find the perfect fit for you.