Garage doors are often overlooked when it comes to home projects. However, large garages that face the street take up a lot of visual appeal in a home. Large, worn out or dated garage doors are easily noticeable even from a faraway distance.
If you have a large two-car or three-car garage door that is poor in shape, it can affect the kerb appeal of your home. Sprucing up drab-looking, street-facing garage doors can add value to your home and even make your home more secure.
Here are factors you should consider to help you make a few decisions.
What is the best time for your project?
Considering this is an outdoor job, its best to replace or repair your garage doors during warm, dry weather, especially if it involves painting.
Do you need to hire someone for the job?
Replacing or repairing garage doors is not a DIY project. It requires precision and expertise that can only be achieved by hiring a garage door service. Also, experts achieve a professional look that improves the appearance of your garage and overall kerb appeal.
Which garage materials can you use?
Replacing street-facing garage doors is the quickest way to add aesthetic appeal to your home. That said, you want to choose a garage door material that suits your lifestyle as well as budget. Such materials include the following.
Wood is one of the most beautiful garage door materials available. Other than adding charm and warmth to your home, wood offers a wide range of design options and is suitable for all climates. However, it is the most expensive material.
Steel garage doors make a great choice for durability. Other than being notorious for thieves, steel also provides the ability to achieve a customised look. Although they are lower maintenance and relatively cheaper than wood, steel garage doors are prone to rust and should be avoided in coastal homes.
Similar to steel, aluminium provides an affordable garage door option for many homeowners. Aluminium is also lightweight, which makes it easy to open and shut manually. Also, aluminium does not rust, making it an ideal garage door material for coastal homes. Unfortunately, aluminium garage doors are easy to dent or break compared to wood and steel.
Fibreglass offers a budget-friendly garage door option that is very lightweight, highly customisable and resistant to moisture and insects. However, fibreglass is weak against the sun, which means UV rays from strong sunlight will dull the colour of fibreglass garage doors.
If you're looking to replace your garage doors, it's always important to consult an expert who is familiar with the extensive collection of garage doors and also to help you find the solution that is best for your home.Share
10 October 2017
Hello! My name is Roger and this is my new blog. Last year, I had some real problems with my garage door. It kept sticking and wouldn't open when I pressed the button on the remote control. In the end, I decided to have the entire thing replaced. I had never chosen a garage door before. I thought it would be easy but in fact, there are lots of things you need to consider. Thankfully, the garage door contractor I went to was really helpful and explained everything I needed to know. Once I had found the perfect garage door, the contractor installed it. I'm really happy with my new garage door.