Boost Curb Appeal with a New Garage Door

Boost Curb Appeal with a New Garage Door

Choosing a New Garage Door – What You Need to Know

The garage door plays a key role in the curb appeal of your home. If it’s showing wear and tear, it’s time for a change.  If you’re in the market for a new garage door, here are some ideas to help you choose the best fit for your home.

Choosing a Garage Door Style

Select a door that fits the look of your house. For example, if you live in a modern home, look for simple garage door designs. If you reside in a Craftsman bungalow, which has more rugged features, look for a new garage door that has similar traits.

Choose a design that fits your needs and preferences. You will want a garage door that will leave a first-time visitor with a good impression. Upgrading the garage door will boost the visual appeal of your home.

Types of Garage Doors

When it comes to choosing a garage door, check what material it’s made out of. Most new garage doors are made of steel backed by rigid-foam insulation. For maximum rust protection, choose a model with a baked-on primer and polyester topcoat. Wood models have fallen in popularity due to the added maintenance and regular painting required. Plastic doors are new to the market and might eventually be a top choice. They offer lightweight durability, are corrosion-and rot-free, and operate quietly.

Consider Garage Door Insulation

If you are one of many homeowners that use the garage as a primary entrance, consider having an insulated door. On a cold day, insulation can keep your garage at a comfortable temperature and can help lower monthly utility bills.

Pick a Practical Door Design

There are several garage door designs. Homeowners tend to favor overhead sectional doors. They roll up and down on mounted tracks and are easy to pair with a garage door opener. Automating other types of garage doors will typically cost more money.

Garage Door Care

Be sure to properly maintain your garage door to keep it in working order. Natural wood is beautiful but requires periodic refinishing. A combination of wood fibers and synthetic resins looks like wood, provides superior durability and won’t rot, warp or crack. Steel is a great option too, but if you live near the coast, you’ll need to wax it to prevent surface rust. Don’t buy a door you are unable or unwilling to take care of.

New Garage Doors Boost Value

Replacing a garage door can increase the value of your home and is among the most commonly completed home improvements. Remodeling magazine estimates homeowners get back just over 93-percent of the project cost when they sell their house.

Boost Curb Appeal with a Clean Home Exterior

Enhance the curb appeal for your home with a thorough power washing. If you are ready to deep clean the exterior of your home, deck or patio, the professionals at Peak Power Wash can help.  We use a technique called “soft wash”, which uses a much lower amount of pressure and reduces potential harm to surfaces.  Contact us at 443-686-WASH or visit our website to request a free estimate.

Sources/Links:

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-choose-a-garage-door/

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/garages/21015351/garage-door-design

 

 

 

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