It’s no secret that your garage door plays an important role in your home’s exterior aesthetic. Think of how many times you’ve seen a worn, tattered garage door on someone’s home. It was probably the first thing you noticed, right? Also, think of the times you’ve seen a garage door that just didn’t fit in with the general look of the home’s exterior. “Todd and Shelly went with that color?! It looks terrible!”
Since the garage door is a prominent component of your home’s exterior, it’s important to choose one that performs like you want it to while also complementing the elements of your home’s exterior decor. This can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re building a new home and you’ve already had to make countless decisions, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these simple steps, you can quickly find the perfect garage door for your home.
Step 1: Determine Your Budget
This is an obvious first step because you don’t want to fall in love with a garage door that’s out of your price range. Similarly, you don’t want to settle on something you don’t really like when you could have afforded something you would have loved.
Step 2: Determine the Functionality of Your Garage
How do you use your garage? What items to you keep in there? This will help you decide on which type of garage door makes the most sense for you to purchase. For instance, if you have a lot of driveway space and you want your garage to function as a man cave or hangout space, you probably won’t like the look of the overhead tracks that are needed for a roll-up door. So, a swing-out style door would be the optimal choice for you. On the other hand, if you have limited driveway space, then a roll-up door would be necessary.
Step 3: Determine the Style of Your Home’s Exterior
Are you building a new home, or are you buying a new garage door for an older home? If you’re building a new home with a sleek, modern design, then a swing-out style door with ornate detailing would definitely look out of place. Similarly, if you own an old colonial with a lot of exterior character, you should shy away from something that looks overly modern.
At Town & Country Door, we make it easy for you to find a garage door that performs like you need it to and complements your home’s exterior decor. Whether you know which door you’d like to buy, or you’d like some additional information to help guide your decision, we are eager to assist you. Contact us today for a free quote!