If you’re looking to upgrade the exterior of your home, you may be considering installing a new / upgraded garage door system.
Statists show that most homeowners only buy one, maybe two garage doors during the course of their life (unless, of course, they move quite a bit.) Your garage door not only keeps your family (and your belongings) safe, it’s also a statement piece.
First, let’s take a look at the ways in which Denver garage doors are the same.
Most garage doors in Denver, CO share some similar properties:
- They open and close from the ceiling
- They’re sectional
- They’re generally between 6 and 8 feet tall and they can be as narrow as 4 feet wide (if the garage door was installed on a shed) and they can be as wide as 18 feet, if the garage is meant to accommodate two cars.
- They’re typically made out of galvanized (rust-resistant) steel, although some are made of PVC, wood or fiberglass.
Garage door systems in Denver include the following components:
- Lifting cables
- Galvanized steel hardware
- Reinforcement struts
- A bottom rubber seal
- Exterior frame weather stripping
- Weather stripping that’s installed in between door sections
The hardware companions of your Denver, CO garage door may be standard, but that’s not to say your garage door needs to look like everyone else’s.
Your home’s new statement piece
A garage door is the first thing people notice when they look at a home. It’s the primary focal point.
So, when you’re selecting a new garage door, you’ll need to make a few decisions. Do you want it to have color, and if so, does the color match the exterior finish of your home?
(ie: if the siding on your home is yellow, you probably don’t want to install a pink garage door that has orange trim.)
Remember—your garage door is meant to be an accent piece that increases curb appeal and helps differentiate your home from the rest of the homes on the block. You don’t want to install something that makes passersby, house hunters and/or your neighbors, cringe.
Depending on your personality (and the style of your home) you have quite a few options to choose from.
If you’re leaning toward a classic, clean look, a more traditional raised-panel garage door may be what you need.
If you’re home is a bit more modern, you might look into a system that has a slightly more contemporary look.
If you own a mission style or craftsman style home, you might want to consider a carriage-house garage door. Carriage house garage doors are more of a “barn-style” garage door system, and they have a rustic, distinctive look.
Call G Brothers Garage Door Today
If you’re considering installing a new garage door system in your Denver, CO home, call G Brothers Garage Door today at 720-421-6489 to learn why we’re the top-rated garage door specialists in the Denver, Colorado area.
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