Garage doors can be the perfect mix of design and function, adding value and curb appeal to your home. If you’re building a home for the first time, it can be an overwhelming decision to choose what will go on to be a focal point of your home’s facade. If you simply feel like your home’s style needs a pick-me-up or fresh update, a garage door replacement can be just the thing.
The Right Materials
A great garage door starts with quality components. North Metro Garage door offers high cycle garage door springs to stretch the life of your door, as well as the best door options from a number of popular garage brands and designs.
The door material you choose plays a large factor in how protected, secure, and vulnerable to the elements your door will be over time. A wooden door may create a warmer, more rustic feel, and a steel garage door may create a modern, repurposed, minimalistic look. Our experts can help you select a new door that fits your home from a wide variety of styles.
To Insulate or Not to Insulate?
Next is the decision whether to get an insulated garage door. Doors can have a polyurethane or polystyrene insulation layer, covered by a black vinyl backing. Spending extra cash on an insulated door is best for homeowners that experience large temperature changes throughout the year and care about keeping their garage at a more mild, consistent temperature. Garages tend to harbour excess heat, and with the absence of ventilation in most, a hot summer is best combated with an insulated door.
Color is Everything
This goes back to your garage door being a focal point of your home’s exterior. Of course, a door’s color has to go with your home’s current aesthetic or move to achieve a fresher, more updated look than what you already have. In the last few decades, muted, neutral designs with a loud ‘pop’ of statement color has been a major trend. Whether your garage door showcases a bright hue or maintains consistency with the rest of the house, our design and installation experts at North Metro Garage will be happy to walk you through the process of choosing the right door for your budget and your home.
Panels, Panels, Panels
When choosing the right style of door for your home, homeowners may consider short panel, long panel, or flush panel garage doors. Your choice depends on your style alone, since each option provides similar protection to your home and none work better than the others. Short panels are exactly what they sound like — smaller garage door panels stacked to create your full door. Flush panel garage doors are the tried and true style, most common across the country.
To ask questions, set up a garage door consultation, or schedule a repair appointment, contact a North Metro Garage representative.