What’s the best way to increase your curb appeal, give a better first impression, and get the best resale value on your home? If you answered, “upgrade your garage door looks,” you’d be right! According to many experts, you can get an 88 to 94% return on investment (ROI) by replacing your garage door.

Suppose your garage door is over 15 years old and not insulated to withstand Maryland’s cold winters and sweltering summers. In that case, it might be time for an upgrade. Here are some of the hottest garage door looks for 2021.

Full-View Glass Garage Door

If your home has a contemporary feel to it, full-view glass garage door looks are the perfect complement to your style. These garage doors are engineered with a lightweight aluminum frame to balance out the heavy glass panels. The glass can be clear for full-view and optimal lighting, tinted, or frosted. Suppose you don’t like the aluminum frame look. In that case, powder coating options are available in a range of colors to fit your home’s existing aesthetic. With this design, pay attention to the glass’s insulation value, as the design doesn’t allow for additional insulation.

Raised Panel Garage Door

The classic raised panel garage door also offers a contemporary style, and might be a better choice to add depth without the high price tag. You can choose the material and color that best fits your home. You also have the option to include windows for better lighting. These garage doors can be insulated, allowing you to work in the garage regardless of the outside temperature.

Carriage House Overlay Garage Doors

If your current garage door is still in good shape, give it a facelift with an overlay. The carriage house garage door will elevate the look of your home and comes in many styles to fit your aesthetic. You also have your choice of material; wood, steel, or fiberglass. The depth provided by the overlay will add sophistication without sacrificing the farmhouse look. These overlays can also provide insulation, reducing home energy costs.

Cedar Plank Garage Door

The cedar plank garage door will provide a modern, sleek but inviting look to freshen up your home’s exterior instantly. The planks run horizontally and can include glass panels to bring light into the garage. However, the panels can be frosted or tinted upon request. If you like the look of glass in your cedar plank garage door, consider placing the windows on the left or right side vertically rather than the traditional horizontal orientation, for a unique look.

Wind-Resistant Garage Door Looks

High winds and hurricanes are a fact of life for the residents of Maryland. Depending on the type of existing garage door, it might be time to upgrade to a wind-resistant garage door. Purchasing a wind-resistant garage door doesn’t have to be boring; they come in a variety of colors and styles and are made of steel or wood. These doors have been built to withstand winds up to 90 miles per hour or more, leaving you with the security that in the worst of weather, your garage door won’t buckle under the pressure.

Call Us For Help

When you’re ready to upgrade your garage door, call us at Door Tech. We’ll be happy to show you the latest options and discuss your needs. If you found this article helpful, but have questions, contact us today. Let’s set up an appointment to come out and plan your garage update.