With curb appeal becoming more and more important in a fast-paced real estate market, people often overlook how much their residential garage doors can make an impact on their home’s appearance. In fact, garage doors play an important part in the look of your house because they take up such a large part of its facade. So, before you run out and buy residential garage doors that may not be appropriate for your home, here are 3 tips that will help you to make a good decision for the look and functionality of your home and garage.
- Keep the aesthetic of your home in mind. There are many more options for residential garage doors than you may expect. You can choose from a variety of materials, finishes, and colours to suit your home’s exterior. If your home is rustic, consider rustic-style garage doors, perhaps made out of wood materials like cedar, cypress, or redwood. You may also choose composite wood if you are looking for something moisture resistant and more durable than its natural counterpart. Also, composite wood is a more budget-friendly option than natural wood garage doors. If your home is more modern, you can opt for aluminum or steel residential garage doors, which offer the broadest range of colour and price options.
- Consider your lifestyle. If your garage is a place that you rarely use apart from storing your car or hardly-used items, you may not need to buy insulated residential garage doors. However, if you have children or if you use the garage frequently as a workshop or additional living space, having an insulated garage door is a very good investment to make. Insulated garage doors not only help to keep the climate of your garage almost the same as the rest of your home, but they also help to keep noise out. Also, if you have living spaces built above your garage, insulated residential garage doors will assist in making those spaces quieter when the garage door is being opened and closed.
- Factor the garage door opener into your budget. When you buy your new residential garage doors, what you’ll likely forget is that the garage door openers are not usually included in the purchase. The good thing is that we also sell quality garage door openers from LiftMaster!
Deciding on which residential garage door to buy for your home is just the first step. After you have selected the type of garage door you would like to purchase, the next step is giving us a call at AAA Door Guys Inc. to install your garage door. Serving the Barrie, ON area, we have been installing and servicing residential garage doors for 25 years. We pride ourselves on our high safety standards and practices, and all of our work is guaranteed. Call us today for your free estimate!