With the assortment of textures, styles and colours available to homeowners planning to freshen up their garage doors this spring, it’s never been easier to bring the look and value of your home to a whole new level
Spring is in the air and now is the perfect time to think about giving your home a bit of a facelift. One of the simplest ways to increase the curb appeal of your house is to invest in a new garage door. Bringing the look of your garage door — an often neglected feature of a home — into the 21st century not only increases the resale value of your property should you be looking to put it on the market, it also gives your home a distinctive look that reflects your personality. All it takes is a splash of colour or a new stylish finish to turn your house into the talk of the neighbourhood.
Creative Door Services, the exclusive Western Canadian dealer of Wayne Dalton, is a leading supplier, installer and servicer of garage doors, commercial and industrial overhead doors, and products. Colour options are only limited by your imagination, as Creative Door has a wide range of styles and colours to choose from using Wayne Dalton’s state-of-the-art TruChoice™ Colour system, which offers more than 6,000 different finishes for your door.
“There’s not much that can be done to an existing garage door without replacing it,” says John Lutz, Vancouver Branch Manager at Creative Door. “Many were installed 30 years ago when the raised panel door was made of wood or steel and they all had a very cookie cutter design. People are now paying attention to curb appeal. Having an attractive garage door is important to them, and it’s a small renovation encouraged by real estate agents if you are thinking of selling your home.”
If you want to refresh your garage door for spring, or are thinking of moving this summer, then replacing your garage doors is one of the best ways to easily add at least $10,000 to the value of your home for a relatively small investment.
Colours can be matched to anything else in your home, from your car to your favourite piece of art, and finishes can produce the trendy wood-look effect for the spring. “Wood grain printed doors and hand-stained doors are in,” says Charlie Dalton, Walton-Dalton district sales manager. “Wood grains offer a very consistent and more economical real wood look, without the maintenance of real wood, whereas hand-stained doors offer a very unique and slightly higher end look. “
Carriage doors, or designer doors, are also trending this spring thanks to their ability to be customized to suit the character of your house. “Carriage style doors are popular because they add a depth to the door that you don’t get with traditional stamped steel doors,” says Dalton. “With such a large portion of a home’s front elevation occupied by the garage door, there is a growing desire to have something with more of a visual interest than a basic door. Carriage house doors are offered in different panel styles, ranging from those with a traditional farmhouse look to very contemporary styling. They really can suit every style of home.”
Whether you're looking for a modern makeover for your house, or want to create a traditional feel for your property’s front, refreshing your garage door this season will increase curb appeal and give your home’s exterior decor a new spring in its step.