Once you have decided to install a new garage door, an important step in the process is to choose the style of door that compliments your home. Here at your neighborhood Garage Door Services of Cleveland, Ohio we assist homeowners just like yourself in choosing the perfect overhead garage door for their home.
Depending on the style of your home and your personality, there are several options of garage doors to choose from. With so many styles there is sure to be something that will work especially for you. Allow us to share with you some of our favorite tips on choosing the best garage door for your home.
To give you an idea of where to begin, here are some things to think about when choosing your new garage door:
- What color or color scheme would you like to use?
- Would you like the door to be more contrasting or complimentary?
- Would you like to have any windows on your garage door?
- Would you like to have any accessories or specific styles of hardware?
The right garage door can significantly influence the curb appeal of your home so it is important to take your time when deciding what type of door you would like. Think about the end result that you desire and the story you would like your home to say with the addition of your new garage door.
Choosing the Color of Your Overhead Garage Door
When choosing a color for garage doors some homeowners enjoy using contrasting colors and others prefer garage doors that blend in with the colors of their home. Look at the siding and trim of your home to get ideas. Using solid lighter colors can make your garage and home look larger. If you use the same colors of your home the overhead door will blend in more.
Once you choose the door that you would like to purchase you may find that it does not come in the color that you need. Many homeowners choose to paint their own garage door in order to use custom color(s) of their choice. This is something to keep in mind when choosing a door. Be sure to inquire and read any warranty policies that may come with your garage door as customizing or painting the door yourself may void the warranty
When it comes to windows there are many different styles to choose from. There are several different design features to give your overhead garage door a unique touch. Many homeowners like to match the windows of their garage doors with the windows of their home or front door as well.
You can choose:
- Different window shapes and sizes
- Unique or more standard frames
- Panel shapes – from squared to arched
- And much more!
Having windows on your garage door not only adds personality it is also functional. Adding windows to the top portion of your garage door allows sunlight in so you won’t always have to turn on a light during the daytime.
Some doors also have windows that are a bit lower and you can see out of if that is important to you. It all depends on the look you are going for and if you think windows will benefit you as well. Windows on your overhead garage door can give it that special touch.
Overall Garage Door Style
As mentioned above, many homeowners like to match their garage door to the colors and window designs of their home. You can also match your door to the architectural style of your home. From contemporary to colonial – you can look for overhead garage doors that really blend well with the style of your home.
When choosing a garage door let one of the friendly team members at Garage Door Services in Cleveland know what style your home is – we suggest that you bring a picture if you have one as well. This can give our garage door professionals an idea of what you are looking for.
Some garage doors come with their own accessories or hardware – such as hinges and handles. You can often choose from different styles as well if there is something additional that you would like. If you are matching your garage door to the front door or windows of your home ask if there is hardware and hinges that match them as well. Most garage door brands have several options to choose from so ask to see if there are other options available.
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Thank you for visiting Garage Door Services of Cleveland, Ohio. We are a full service overhead garage door repair and service company that sells many top brands of garage doors at the best prices around. Give us a call today for more information on choosing the best overhead garage door for your home.