From increasing the value of your home to reducing the cost of your energy consumption, there are a variety of reasons to buy a new garage door. However, while insulation, soundproofing and security are hugely important factors, we find that many of our customers struggle when it comes to deciding which style of garage door is best for them. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you make the right choice.
What Style is your House?
Most people’s houses reflect their likes, values and lifestyle choices. When you’re choosing the style of a new garage door, the first thing you should ask yourself is how you might describe your home. To make things simple, we’ve identified three main types of house:
Rustic homes are those with a touch of shabby chic or farmhouse charm about them. Cottages, terraced houses and even larger buildings can fall into this category. When it comes to contemporary homes, these are usually, sleek and minimalist. The use of modern materials, such as glass, metal and ordered brickwork usually hints that these buildings are built in a state-of-the-art style. Traditional homes fall somewhere between the two, combining turn of the century architecture, with modern materials.
Tips for Styling your Garage Door
Rustic homes tend to benefit from garage doors that are made with an overlay. With wood-grain effects and a variety of colours on offer, you can choose a garage door that co-ordinates with other parts of the house, such as the front door.
Contemporary homes are best complemented by garage doors that follow the clean lines of the architecture. While you can use the sheen of metal, there are also some superb wooden doors to choose from. Be sure to choose a garage door that matches up with the minimalist feel of your home.
Traditional homes are less constricted by the parameters set by rustic or contemporary homes. Buy a garage door that fits in with the style of your home, so that it all looks as though it was part of the original design. Colours tens to be more muted than those on rustic homes, but you can still add a touch of contemporary class should you want to.
If choosing the style of your new garage door is something of headache, feel free to give us a call. Our friendly staff are as well-versed in advice on aesthetics, as they are the technical aspects of garage doors.