Add Curb Appeal with a Garage Door Makeover

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Add Curb Appeal with a Garage Door Makeover

Your garage door makes a huge first impression to onlookers. What’s more, in today’s popular blueprint designs the garage often takes up most of the street frontage. But, there are ways to take advantage of this. Wondering if it is time to give your garage door a makeover? Here are tips for giving your garage door a make-over.

Color

Choose colors that compliment the overall look of your home. For instance, if your home is stone, add a subtle contrast by pulling out the lightest or darkest tone featured throughout. Or the flip side, you can also select a color that is a direct compliment to the dominant tone. Be careful with bright, primary colors like red. This can seem distracting on such a large surface. It is best to neutralize your garage door. Lastly, it is not necessary to match the garage door and front door color.

Accessories

Use accessories around your garage just like you would inside your home. Consider interesting planters, unique wall ornaments, or fun lighting sconces. Further, change your flowers or plants to coordinate with the seasons.  Choose a theme and coordinate your accessories. Avoid a mishmash of random items.

Materials

Make sure the material design of your door compliments the architectural style of your home. If your home is modern, chose steel doors with clean lines. Select wooden carriage-house style doors if your home is more historic. There are also steel doors with a realistic faux wood finish that add an element of style and security.

Lighting

You’ve spent the time researching materials, colors, and designs. Now reinforce your effort with lighting. Exterior lighting is a great way to add even more curb appeal to your garage door. Overhead and side lights also offer a safety feature. Uplighting adds a dramatic effect, especially when pointed at trees or tall shrubs. Look for lighting that compliments the color tone and style of your home and garage door.

Inspect and Repair

Giving your garage door springs, tracks and motor a quick inspection should be done once per year.  Make sure that there is no excess grease on your rollers and that your tracks are straight.  Release your door from the motor and test the springs to ensure they are still working.  Garage door springs wear out over time.  This causes, roller, tracks and motors to fail.

Contact the professionals at Door Tech Garage Door Services. Our knowledgeable technicians will answer all of your questions and help you make the best decision with design and safety in mind. Choose from our wide selection of styles and finishes. Contact us today to learn how you can add upgrade your garage doors and add curb appeal to your home.