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Garage  /  February 29, 2016

Replacing Your Garage Door: Which Kind Is Right For Your Home?

Choosing a new garage door, whether for a newly built home or for an existing home, may not sound like the most exciting task.

Choosing a new garage door, whether for a newly built home or for an existing home, may not sound like the most exciting task.  But, in fact, the right garage door can make all the difference for how your home’s curb appeal looks.  Whether your garage faces the street or not, every home has a unique architectural style and the garage door should be an extension of that architectural style to ensure the entire exterior of your home looks seamless and stylish.  Gone are the days of boring, generic garage doors.  While they are certainly still options, there are many different styles to coordinate with any home’s architectural style and design aesthetic.

When choosing a new garage door there are a variety of factors to consider.  First, consider the climate in which you live.  If you live somewhere particularly moist, or somewhere with a lot of salt in the air, that may help influence the type of material you choose to have your garage door made of.  Additionally, when choosing what material you want for your garage door it is important to note that garage doors made of wood tend to be more expensive than garage doors made of metal.  Garage doors can be made of steel, wood and vinyl and the price points tend to vary dramatically.  A steel garage door typically ranges from $750 – $1,200, a wood door typically ranges from $1,500 – $2,000, and a vinyl garage door typically ranges from $800 – $1,300.  The amount of maintenance and upkeep involved in keeping your new door looking as it should will depend on the material you choose.  For instance, a wood door may require periodic staining or painting, a steel door may rust if dented or scratched, etc.  In addition, do not skimp on hardware as it is one of the most important components of a functional and enduring garage door.

In addition to choosing material, depending on your budget and desire, you can choose from a stock garage door, semi-custom garage door, or completely custom garage door.  Designs and styles range including doors that coordinate with modern homes, rustic homes, traditional homes and much more.  You may opt for a garage door with windows for increased light or prefer one without for increased privacy.  Depending on your climate you may want a garage door with extra insulation to help better protect your home from the elements.  Style At Home elaborates on what to look for when choosing a garage door style to complement your home, “Choose a door that complements your architecture. “On a traditional house, you might want the door to disappear or blend in. But if your home is modern, you can celebrate that, perhaps by choosing all glass or a unique design,” says Francesco Di Sarra. Below are general guidelines on door styles and features that will match your house type… Generally, the color should complement your home and blend in with the overall structure rather than stand out; avoid vivid colors and extreme contrasts. Consider matching the garage door to your home’s window trim rather than to the front door. Or go for a color that blends in with your siding or brick.  For less contrast with red brick, choose a beige or tan that matches the mortar in the brick, instead of a white… Design choices aren’t limited to the basic door itself. Many manufacturers offer decorative accents and hardware.”  Consult your handyman or contractor for advice when choosing your new garage door to ensure you make the right choice and enjoy the way it transforms the exterior appearance of your home.

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