Current Trends in Residential Garage Doors
Curb appeal is an important factor in your home’s resale value, and your garage door can make or break whether other people find your home attractive. Yet many homeowners often overlook the importance of this huge chunk of their home’s façade. Don’t ignore your garage door any longer: Here are some current trends in residential garage doors.
A trendy style of door typically found in contemporary homes is glass doors. Glass panels framed by aluminum attractively accentuate the clean lines of a modern, angular house and allow an ample amount of light into the garage. For areas with consistently warm and dry weather, glass doors are also a sleek way to create an indoor-outdoor living space.
Another of the most popular choices for these doors is the carriage door. Traditionally used a century ago on carriage houses, carriage doors typically consisted of a set of barn doors that swung outward on strap hinges. Today, many homeowners choose this style for its “old-world” looks and traditional feel. Combined with modern technology, this style provides you with the best of both worlds. You get an old-world feel but with the convenience of an automatic sliding door. The materials used to make carriage doors vary, and can include wood, steel, and composites.
With any choice of door, make sure it is well insulated and is up to the “green” standard of living required today. Your heating and cooling bills will see a huge difference depending on the energy efficiency of your garage door. Not only that, but the materials the door is made from should also be green; you can find doors today that are made with up to 75% recycled materials.
With these considerations in mind, you are well on your way to choosing a garage door that is efficient and stylish.