Are you looking for the perfect way to spruce up your home and change its look a bit without having to spend loads of time and money remodeling all your home’s siding? How does your garage door look? Maybe it could use an update. The folks here at American Garage Door and Gate Systems have these tips for adding curb appeal to your home with a custom garage door.
These days the main concerns for most customers are the curb appeal, followed by easy maintenance and energy efficiency. People want nice looking houses and honestly with all the great and increasingly affordable options out there, why not?
A nice-looking house is even more important if you are selling, or planning to sell your home in the next few years. Buyers are much more attracted to a home with great curb appeal. Replacing your garage door or front door with a stylish new door are among the top things that you can do to up the curb appeal of your home. The reason for this is that they are both amongst the most affordable projects that have the biggest impact on the buyer’s perception of your home.
Another great thing with garage doors is that you still receive a pretty big chunk of your investment back when you sell. On average homeowners receive back about 83% of the cost of the garage door. Add to that the fact that a spiffy garage door helps your home to sell faster. Plus, your house just looks that much better, and you get to enjoy it for the rest of the time that you spend in the home. There’s really no downside!
So now that you understand how helpful a new garage door can be let’s take a look at a few suggestions for choosing the perfect color and style:
• Chic Black: Depending on the color of your house, a dark garage door can make a great, bold, contrasting statement. Usually, this will be a steel door painted black. A bit of decorative metalwork across the top adds a nice finishing touch. If you’re worried about it heating up too much in the sun, there is a new product called “cool paint” technology. It’s a thermal paint that inhibits heat absorption and stays cooler to the touch.
• Old Wood Beauty: Wooden doors are a classic that will never go out of style. But what they have always had in style, they have lacked in durability. Now, however, you can find great, inexpensive faux wood alternatives that are durable, energy efficient, and look just like wood. You can even choose your color, grain, and wood type. So really it is just like traditional wood…only better!
• Transparent Options: Bring the outdoors in along with lots of natural light with transparent or partially transparent garage doors. You can even install one in the wall of the kitchen or family room to create a giant window.
Get creative, and with the help of the professionals here at American Garage Door, you can go about adding curb appeal to your home with a new custom garage door. Give us a call today to get started!