Your garage door is probably as visible as your front door. It’s part of your everyday life, whether you’re coming home from work or relaxing in the garden. It plays a key role in the appeal of your property and therefore deserves your attention.
The choice of garage door style and colour is no longer limited to the “chocolate bar” look! The market has exploded and there is now a diversity of models for all tastes and budgets. Since your garage door is a prominent element that gives character to the front of your house, it justifies the time allocated to enhance it.
Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply update it, replacing your garage door is a wise investment. On average, this improvement project generates a 98.3% return on investment!
Let’s take a look at some examples of aesthetics that may be right for you.
DETERMINE THE MATERIAL OF YOUR GARAGE DOOR
Garage doors are made of a variety of materials, including:
- Wood Garage Doors
- Aluminium Garage Doors
- Steel Garage Doors
- Glass Garage Doors
The natural beauty of wood is timeless. This material is a great value for the appearance of your home. The wood grain texture complements both classic and modern architecture. It also provides good insulation, which keeps the home energy efficient. On the other hand, wood is heavier than aluminium or steel, which puts more strain on the door’s opening mechanism and shortens its longevity.
Steel or aluminium garage doors are much easier to maintain than wood and offer a modern look and a variety of textures, such as our Grain de bois model. They can also be insulated with high performance polyurethane with a thermal resistance of R-12 or R-16, making them very efficient in our Canadian climate.
You can also prioritise natural light by choosing a door with glass panels, like our Panoramic model.
If you have chosen the ideal material, now think about the door colour of the garage door. Here are some things to consider when selecting a colour for your garage door.
CHOOSING THE COLOUR OF THE GARAGE DOOR
It is crucial to consider the exterior of your home when choosing a garage door colour. While a dark blue door may match white vinyl siding, it could create a jarring effect with red brick.
In addition to the colours and materials of your home’s facade, consider the colours of the entryway, your home’s trim and the roof. When you keep the overall effect in mind, you can paint your garage door colour that goes with everything or highlights certain details of your property instead.
Before painting your garage door, determine if your garage door colour choice will require you to colour your front door as well. Save yourself the extra work by picking a garage door colour that already matches your front door.
If you’re not sure which door colour would work best for your property, here are some common examples to give you some pointers.
White never goes out of style! It looks great on almost any exterior. A white garage door looks clean, modern and stylish. If a pure white doesn’t suit your home, opt for an off-white shade, such as cream or clay white.
THE VIBRANT RED
For a bolder tone, look for a rich shade of red. This vibrant red door colour, whether garish or muted, is striking and will definitely add class to homes composed primarily of neutral tones. However, bright shades are not for everyone, which may turn off some potential buyers when your property comes up for sale.
THE HARDY BROWN
If your property’s trim or ornaments have beige or orange accents, set them off with an earthy door colour. Brown garage door is a flattering, neutral tone that blends well with the decor.
STANDARD COLOURS ARE A SAFE BET FOR YOUR GARAGE DOOR
At Doors For You, we offer a few passepartout colours for your garage door that are very popular for steel and aluminium doors. They are versatile to match facades made of various materials and to suit urban and rural environments. You will certainly appreciate our selection.
CUSTOM COLOURS TO PERSONALISE YOUR GARAGE DOOR
If you’re looking to step outside the box and make a statement, non-standard colours will make your garage doors stand out! Whether it’s lime green, orchid purple or Persian blue, Garex can have your door painted in the colour of your choice. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents if you have a specific garage door colour in your mind.