When it comes to overhead doors, many people believe there’s no real difference between one product and another. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth: after all, don’t you (and everyone else that drives up your street) have to look at that door every single day? It follows naturally that choosing one that is both durable and flatters your home’s exterior is a good idea. Here are a few tips that can help you do just that:
- Choose a material that fits the climate. What your overhead door is made of us just as important as its design. For example, wooden doors may be beautiful, but they require more in the way of upkeep (annual painting/staining, depending on your needs) and might not be the best choice for a humid climate. On the other hand, steel stands up well to moisture and won’t need much additional care beyond occasional cleaning.
- Opt for a color that complements your home. Overhead doors aren’t always overhead. When your door is lowered, you want to ensure it flatters your property and doesn’t clash with the rest of your home’s color scheme. You may even want to check with our HOA, if you live in a neighborhood that has one, to ensure you’re compliant with any regulations they have about garage door colors and designs.
- Don’t spend too little, but don’t spend too much. A new garage door is a significant investment in your home and its future value. After all, it should last for many years to come – that’s why spending a little more on it is natural, expected, and frankly, encouraged. Weigh your options carefully and don’t hesitate to spend a bit on a good-quality garage door that can stand up to the test of time.