Has your garage door been looking the same over the years? Or does it look plain and dull? Your garage door is part of your curb appeal and if it looks good, then your whole entrance looks good. If it looks unkempt or plain, so does your entrance.
Breathe New Life Into Your Garage Door
Fresh coat of paint - If the paint on your door is chipped or faded, a fresh coat of paint should be your first point of action. Choose an outdoor paint that is made to withstand the elements a garage door is always exposed to. While you may want to see a difference, consider the color scheme of the rest of the house. You don't want a garage door that clashes and stands out. It should blend with the colors on the rest of the house and if there is contrast, it should be by design and should still work with the design of the rest of the house.
Automate - If your garage door is manual, consider upgrading to an automatic one. It's more convenient and safer thanks to safety features like infrared and photo eye sensors. It also adds esthetic and fiscal value to your home.
Garage door decals - One quick and inexpensive way to add color and interest to your garage door is with decals. Decals are one type of wall art along with murals, wall paper and stickers. There are many designs to choose from, including those that give the illusion that you have parked a plane or spaceship in your garage. Unlike wallpaper, which has similar designs on different pieces of paper, decals are in large dimensions on a single sheet. They are quick and easy to apply thanks to the adhesive on the back.
Garage door screens - These make it possible to keep the garage door up to let in fresh air and light while keeping the garage from prying eyes. They come in different colors and sizes and you can have them custom made.
Climbers and vines - Go green over your garage door with climbers and vines. You can choose those with bright, colorful flowers or perennial ones that are really easy to maintain. You’ll need to put up arbors and trellises over the garage door, which can be done for you.
Hardware - One smart option is to install hinges and spears that give your door the appearance of a carriage door. There are also decorative handles, window inserts and welcome signs to easily stick or screw on.
Ready To Go All The Way?
If your door is 10 years or older, consider going all out and installing a whole new door. There are so many new designs to choose from especially for automated garage doors. Willow Creek Overhead Door offer top of the range doors and friendly, efficient installation and repair services with long term warranties. Contact them today and explore the options.