Choosing a new garage door installation for your home is always an exciting process as it is your opportunity to transform your visual of an essential part of your home into reality. Once the new door is installed, your home will have a new, refreshed appearance and look!
There are a few decisions you may want to make prior to having a new garage door installed.
To help you select the best new garage door for your home, we invite you to review the following suggestions:
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- Decide what garage door style you want for your home
- Most Popular Material: Fiberglass
Decide what garage door style you want for your home
The first step, is to determine what style of door you would like. There are plenty of styles to choose from, based on your own preferences as well as the right material to match with your entire home appearance.
Traditional raised-panel garage doors
Raised-panel garage doors are perfect when you’re seeking a clean, classic look for your home’s exterior. These garage doors are characterized by symmetrical, raised rectangular panels. They come in both insulated and natural-wood options.
Carriage-house garage doors
Carriage-house garage doors, known by some as “barn style garage doors”, have a distinctive, rustic look that can stand out and are often the perfect complement to craftsman style or mission style homes, among others. It all depends on your aesthetic preference and your existing home exterior décor.
Glass-paneled garage doors
For a contemporary look, consider a garage door that features clean lines and translucent glass panels. Without sacrificing security, a glass-paneled door admits light during the day and when backlit at night, radiates like a jewel.
Steel garage doors
Material does not determine style, a fact evidenced by these classic carriage house garage doors in steel. The best are made of two layers of galvanized steel, either primed and painted with a top coat or clad with a composite material.
Most Popular Material: Fiberglass
Fiberglass garage doors are the easiest to maintain and come in nearly any design. They are paintable, so you can finish them to match the trim on your house.
Take into account the Canadian weather
If you live in a city where the weather gets brutally cold in the winter, such as Calgary, you will want to get an insulated garage door. Insulated garage door ensures that your garage is warm and the heat is well-circulated for this specific space of your home. In regards to colour selection, dark coloured doors will absorb light and can help keep your garage a little warmer. On the other hand, light coloured garage doors will reflect sunlight, so the garage can feel a bit cooler.
Consider how the garage door colour choice can affect the curb appeal of your home
Adding to the curb appeal of the home does help increase its overall value. A good choice if you are planning on selling your home is to consider modern, trendy colours. Otherwise, if you are planning on remaining in the home for quite some time, a neutral coloured door is a better choice as it is versatile and timeless.
Select a garage door colour that complements the other colours of your home
A big part of choosing the right colour requires comparing how the colour of the door fits with the other exterior colours of your home, like your roof colour and siding colour.
Compare what colour garage doors your neighbours have on their homes as well. Look around your neighbourhood and look what colour garage doors are on other homes. Think about how the door looks and how it affects the curb appeal of the home. It can be beneficial to try to choose a door colour that is different from your neighbours so your home can stand out from the rest.
Consider if you want a solid or two-tone coloured garage door
Some people like using a single solid colour door for their home while others like a two-tone coloured door. For instance, you could get a two-tone door in grey that has white trim on the outside, which looks simple but not yet too monochrome. Moreover, the garage door colour can create different illusions. Light coloured garage doors can make your home look bigger, while dark coloured garage doors can make the home look a bit condensed.
At C Town Doors, we specialize in providing the best garage door services Calgary has to offer. For years, C Town Doors has helped Calgary homeowners and those in the Greater Calgary Area (GCA) secure their dream set of garage doors.
If you’re still contemplating on how to enhance your home’s curb appeal or looking for a new garage door installation, don’t hesitate to reach us at 403-668-6686 for a free estimate and consultation from a professional, honest and dedicated team.