In the United States, garages have emerged as more of a necessity than a mere addition to a home. However, when you take a closer look, it is easy to find differences between new garage doors and the older ones. Modern garage doors, available in a wide range of materials, colors and styles, are much stronger, better insulated and offer more security. These doors also require much lower maintenance than their predecessors, and are easily available from residential & commercial garage door installation & repair service providers.
Experts at J&J Garage Door and Electric Openers, providers of garage door & repair services in Algonquin, say that buyers’ interests have shifted more toward statement pieces, even when it comes to garage doors. They are opting for colors and overall designs for garage doors that can boost their home’s aesthetics, paying close attention to elements used in garage door design, including angles, arches, windows and patterns applied in the panels.
With such intensive interest of homeowners, garage door trends will only evolve in the coming years. Here are a few trends one can see in 2017.
Garage Door Trends in 2017
Selection of Primary Colors: Earlier, neutral colors like grey, beige or tan, which were easier to clean and maintain, were most popular choices for garage doors. However, in order to add a unique and contemporary element to your home, interest has shifted to shades of red, blue and even yellow, complementing the front door and house color.
Use of Low Maintenance Materials: Steel, due to its reasonable price, durability, low maintenance and style has always been the most popular material for garage doors. However, in 2 017, people are investing in doors built out of peel resistant fibreglass, available in a variety of designs and textures, lightweight vinyl, or rust-resistant aluminium, apart from the steel garage door.
Large Garage Doors: With the garage no longer being just a space for parking cars, a 1.5 size garage, which is between a single car garage and double car garage, remains desirable in 2017, for which people are choosing larger garage doors. The aim of choosing such large doors is primarily to boost the home’s curb appeal.
Use of Smart Home Technology: Yes, we have surpassed the time where one had to get out of the car to manually open the garage door and again get back in to park. User friendly and convenient electric garage door openers with wireless or keyless, remote-controlled, smartphone, computer, or tablet-controlled, and internet-activated opening and closing capabilities have made life much easier. To guide your path in and out of your garage, parking guides, using laser technology, come as an aid.
Energy Efficient Garage Doors: In 2017, many homeowners are focusing on decreasing their home’s energy bills and investing in energy efficient garage doors. A garage shares a door with the outdoors, hence becomes an obvious place through which some of your home heating and cooling is lost through. Insulation in the garage doors, available in a variety of designs, materials and size, minimizes heat loss, which helps save energy.
So, go ahead and increase the curb appeal of your home. Contact your nearest residential & commercial garage door installation & repair service provider to get the best door for your garage.