garage door locks - are yours effective?

garage door locks - are yours effective?

How to Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost with Garage Doors

Sara Walters

While you may look at the garage door as an entry and exit point for your vehicle, they are much more than that. Garage doors play a significant role in the visual appeal of your home, and with the right garage door, your entire home can be transformed in terms of looks and feel. If you are trying to enhance the curb appeal of your property, whether you just want to improve its appearance or try to sell the home, you may want to consider starting with the garage door. Keep reading to learn a few tips that will help you maximize the curb appeal of your home.

1. Add Color

Your garage door serves as a blank canvas in regards to color. You should take the existing colors of the exterior of your home into consideration, then choose at least one (or more) shade of paint that will integrate the door into the home's overall scheme. You may want to consider opting for a bit of a neutral shade since the garage door will face the front of the property and already serves as a focal point. A bolder color could be too overpowering and distracting.

2. Add Style

Some people do not realize how stylish garage doors can be, but it is possible for a garage door to naturally highlight your home's architectural style. For example, carriage-style doors—the kind that opens horizontally instead of vertically—are great for homes with a Cape Cod or Victorian architecture style. On the other hand, a sophisticated, sleek garage door that is made with a mirrored or glass door will look great on a contemporary home.

3. Add Windows

Another great way to enhance the way that your garage door looks is to choose a garage door with windows or have windows incorporated into your current garage door, if possible. Windows are a great feature in garage doors since they can break up the bunker-like appearance and practical shape of most garage doors. In addition, the addition of windows will help to allow natural light into the garage space, which tends to be dark and gloomy.

There are many ways that you can boost your property's curb appeal, but upgrading your garage door is a simple and effective way to do it that will have long-term effects. For more information about your design or style options, contact a garage door company in your area. 


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