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Garage Doors: 4 Style Factors to Consider

When you buy a new garage door, you will probably be looking for something that combines security and durability with ease of use. However, another factor that you should also consider is its appearance. The garage is very much a part of the home, and its appearance plays a large role in the overall look of the property.

Modern garage doors are built with aesthetics in mind so that you can always find a model that is perfect for the style of your home. Here are three of the main style factors to think about when you are choosing your door.
1. Material

Modern garage doors use a wide range of materials, and you must choose the one that looks best for your home.

Wood is an attractive and traditional material, and it is one of the most popular options. It is durable and does not dent as easily as metal doors, and you also won’t face problems with rust. Cedar is a common option, but many types of timber are available. However, wood requires more maintenance than many other materials.

Aluminium comes in a wide range of styles and designs, and it is very low maintenance. Because it is rustproof, it is ideal if you live near the sea or somewhere that humidity is high. However, it can dent more easily than stronger metals like steel.

Steel is not only very strong, but it also comes in a huge range of styles. However, it can be scratched and dented, and sometimes it can suffer from rust.

2. Colour

You can get a garage door in almost any colour you want. The important thing to remember is that you should aim to choose a colour to complement your home. You may want your door to stand out, in which case you can use a bright colour to create contrast, but often you will want your door to blend in. A good guide is to match the colour of the door to that of the windows in your home, or to choose a colour that blends with the brick.

3. Finishing

There are many finishing options available, which can help you to customise the look of your garage door and add character. For example, you could choose rectangular or square panelling to create a different appearance, and you could make use of hardware to add decorative touches.

You could also choose a door with windows, and again there are many options to choose from, including divided lights and etched glass.

Find the Perfect Style Door for Your Home

With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing the style of your door. It’s a good idea to take a look at some doors close up in a showroom, as well as looking out for garage doors in the street. Take a note of any that you particularly like, and then use these as a guide when you choose your new door. You should also look for a manufacturer that has a wide range of styles to choose from so you will be more likely to find one that is perfect for your home.

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