Keep’n Up with the Jones

Maybe you shouldn’t keep up with the Jones anymore considering the Jones house is now foreclosed on, but you should at least keep up the curb side appeal of your home even if you aren’t planning to sell your home until the housing market inches its way back to normal.

One way to give your home instant curb appeal is to take a serious look at your garage door style. Is your garage door boring, non descript and so bland you can’t remember what it looks like unless you’re standing right in front of it? Garage doors come in a wide variety of styles and designs that can make any house pop with added style. Some more daring modern designs have shaken up the concept that a garage door should hide the contents of the garage and embraced the idea that a garage door can showcase a home even the garage contents. With glass paneling doors that can be clear or opaque, this doors can make the garage a more inviting place to hang out.

Eventually you will have need for garage door repair. How extensive the repair needed will vary but every garage door experiences some kind of wear and deterioration, whether it’s the panels or the hardware or springs. Some of it can be done yourself while other work, like replacing torsion springs, requires the work of a professional as deadly injuries can result. It also depends on the style of garage door you have. A manual garage door will be easier to repair than one that has a garage door opener.

If you use your garage as a recreation area or a work area or even as an artist studio, the added natural light can make your time more enjoyable and less isolating. If your home is more traditional looking a carriage style door can be in keeping with the style and even give the home an upgrade above the normal roll up garage door styles that surround you on the block. Carriage style doors have been around since the horse and buggy days and there is a reason the style has managed to become a mainstay even if the horse and carriage gave way to the car.

Other styles that have great appeal are doors that use the best of the traditional solid door with the modern twist of glass paneling and create a garage with both designs implemented together. This gives the boring solid door some much needed design and it gives a dark garage some natural light without sacrificing privacy since most of these light panels are placed at the top of the garage door.

The important thing is to pick a style that you like, that reflects your taste and blends in with your homes style. The ultimate goal is to create a look that is cohesive with the whole house so the garage doors should look like an extension of your home not a separate part of your home. There are more styles available today than ever before to make your garage door choices bigger and broader than the non descriptive roll up door so shop around and look at styles that appeal to you.

Your garage door dealer can help you find the style and color that fits your home to give your home the best possible curb side appeal on the block.

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