8 Garage Door Design Trends to Boost Your Curb Appeal

When people think of their home’s exterior, they often do not consider the look of the garage door. The garage door, however, takes up a large percentage of the front elevation of your home. It is actually a leading design element and contributes to the overall curb appeal. It should complement the rest of your home’s exterior. Discover eight garage door design trends that can help with curb appeal.

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Understanding the Different Parts of Your Garage Door

If you’re in the market for a new garage door, it’s important to understand the different features and parts. While the door may seem like the only important part, it’s just one of many parts that are needed to ensure the door works well and safely. Keep reading to check out the different parts of your garage door.

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5 ways to keep your garage warm

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How do you keep your garage warm?

The summer may be a distant memory now as the days start getting shorter and colder, so if you’re going to be spending more time there, then you’ll want to know the best way to keep your garage warm.

If you’ve got plans for your garage this year, then you’re going to want to make sure that it’s warm enough for you to do what you want in it.

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10 Tips for choosing the right garage door material

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Have you decided on the right garage door material yet?

If you’re looking for a new garage door, then perhaps you need help determining the right garage door material.

Here’s what you need to know:

Steel Garage Doors

Pros
  • Popular, versatile, cost effective
Cons
  • Poor insulator for heat and noise, cheap doors are usually thin

Wood Garage Doors

Pros
  • Beautiful, good insulator, durable
Cons
  • Expensive, low cost usually means less durable, requires regular maintenance

Aluminium Garage Doors

Pros
  • Affordable, versatile, light
Cons
  • Easier to dent, easier to break, not ideal for families with bikes, balls and other outdoor toys

Fiberglass Garage Doors

Pros
  • Lightweight, customizable, innovative designs
Cons
  • Can weaken and crack in cold winters, poor UV radiation protection

What should you think about?

 

1. Aesthetic

What sort of look are you going for? Is your house modern or traditional? Do you want something beautiful to look at, or does your new garage have to be functional first?

2. What size of garage?

Thinking about the size of your garage and garage door will help you to decide what will work best for you.

Do you want several smaller doors? Do you want a single swing-up garage door? Are you looking at folding doors?

3. How often will your garage door be used?

If you’re constantly in and out of your garage and use it all the time, then you’ll have some obvious requirements, which will help you choose the right material.

4. Who will use it?

If your children use the garage as much as you do then your garage door needs to be easy to use. Will they benefit from an automatic garage door opener?

5. What’s do you use your garage for?

Do you keep your classic car in there? Is there a boat? Your work supplies? A home cinema? A spare bedroom?

Depending on what you keep in your garage, you’ll want a suitable garage door.

6. Security

Again garage door security will be an important consideration, so that what lives in your garage stays there.

7. Insulation

If you’re spending time in your garage, or using it as an additional room then insulation will be important so that your garage door doesn’t leak heat.

8. Windows

You might want windows in your garage door to bring some much needed light if you’re using your garage as another room. Perhaps windows are not important if you’re simply using your garage for your cars and tools.

9. Do your homework

If you’re not sure what garage door material will be best for your needs, then why not ask friends and family about their garage doors, and read online reviews?

10. Budget

Whilst it’s never a good idea to buy things on price alone, you’ll want to have some idea of what your new garage door will cost.

Conclusion

If this has helped you determine what your new garage door material will be then why not order your new garage door today?

If you’re still none the wiser, why not Contact Us at 651-702-1420 today, and tell us what you need from your new garage door?