Whether you want it to or not, the exterior of your home makes the first impression. Those visiting your home, driving by, or even walking by get a look first at the exterior. This forms their first impression of your home. Most of the time, the interior of our homes get the bulk of our attention. We decorate the inside of our homes and display our best furniture and other elements of a home just as you walk in the door. Nothing, inside the home gets neglected. Home improvements to the interior are always done in a timely manner. We can’t say the same for the exterior of our homes, however.
A particular area of your Raleigh home’s exterior that gets neglected, almost always, is your garage door. Garage doors tend to be the forgotten toys after Christmas. When they’re new, we pay them loads of attention. As we grow tired of them, they get neglected.
We’ve previously talked about the importance of getting a new garage door for enhancing your home’s curb appeal, as well as how to choose the best garage door style for your home. Today, for those of you in the process of selecting a new garage door, here are few tips that will help you choose the best garage door style for your home.
Choose a material that works with the exterior of your home.
Most people think of garage doors only as functional necessities. It’s easy to think of your garage door as only a functional, utilitarian door that offers shelter and security for your vehicles and storage, but it also needs to work well with the rest of your home’s exterior. Having a garage door that looks aesthetically pleasing is important. You should love your garage door just as much as you love your wood floors or ceramic tile inside your home. Yes, they’re functional and necessary, but they’re also beautiful and a part of your home’s overall motif. Really think about what type of garage door will look best with the exterior of your home. Choose a style that fits together, perfectly!
Wooden garage doors are gorgeous and intriguing.
Wood works well in any aspect of your home; flooring, siding, furniture – virtually everything! Wood is loved by all. If you have a rustic home exterior or craftsman style home a wooden door might be best for your garage. The sleek lines of wood can also work well for a modern or contemporary home exterior. Wood is more expensive, but totally worth the cost if it complements your home’s exterior better than any other material.
Metal doors for an older home.
Most of the time, older homes are very traditional looking. There isn’t much you can do to update their appearance without going into major construction. You can however, choose a metal door for the garage. Steel is a good choice because it can be painted in a variety of colors. Instead of going into major reconstruction mode to modernize the exterior of your home opt for a metal garage door. You can then paint the doors a trendy red, to match the front door. Nothing says curb appeal more than a pop of color!
Choosing the best garage door style for your Raleigh home is important. It really impacts the entire look of your home. You want to be sure that the door you choose coordinates with the overall design and theme of your home.
Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service of Raleigh can help you find the best style garage door for your home. If you’d like to speak with one of our garage door experts, be sure to contact us! You can also visit all the different types of doors we offer right online!
Be sure to check back with us next post as we will finish our discussion on choosing the best garage door style for your home!