Daily Archives: April 19, 2010

Garage Doors: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

If you’re trying to sell your home, or simply want to raise its value and overall look, you may need to consider replacing your current garage door.

An attractive and stylish garage door instantly improves the curb appeal of your home. It’s also a less time consuming and less expensive way to upgrade the exterior of your house than a major project like installing new siding or completely renovating your yard. You should especially consider replacing your old garage door if it is dented, scratched, or if its color clashes with the exterior of your house.

But color is not the only option when it comes to garage doors. Garage doors now come in a wide variety of styles, sizes, shapes, and decorative options. Even if your home is ultra modern, you can find a decorative steel garage door to match it.

Traditional homeowners will have no troubles finding a wide selection of beautiful options to match that style as well. Carriage house style garage doors are a great way to upgrade the exterior attractiveness of your house. Carriage house doors resemble the classic wooden doors that are found on many stables and carriage houses of old manor homes. They have a gently curved top that looks stylish and high class, and feature a row of small windows near the top of the door.

For a more rustic look, taking the same steel carriage house doors and gel staining or faux painting them will them the feel of yesteryear. If you’ve got children and pets that love to play in your garage or driveway, you want to consider a tough and durable steel garage door. These materials resist dents and scratches better than wood or glass, and will look good for a long time.

By choosing a stylish and updated option you can increase attractiveness of your home’s exterior. By doing so, you’ll also automatically increase its resale value as well. You can also replace a broken, damaged, or non-functioning garage door with a new working model. By upgrading this often overlooked part of your home, you are investing in your house and increasing its curb appeal.

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