Home trends are always changing, and, believe it or not, this means that garage door trends change, as well. Here are our top five garage door trends to watch for this year. If you’re replacing your garage door this year, we recommend considering one of these options. In addition to having an important function, garage doors also contribute significantly to defining the exterior feel and style of your home because of their size.
Colors That Pop
As mentioned above, people are increasingly concerned with the aesthetic appeal of their garage. As a result, more home-owners are choosing garage door colors that part with the choices of the past. Bright and unique colors are on the rise. Black garage doors are even more popular than some of the older, more “traditional” colors (especially because black covers up blemishes and other signs of wear and tear). Simply put, more people are seeking a bold, exterior-defining look for their garage door.
Wood, Wood and More Wood
While fiberglass supplanted wood as the default choice of garage door for years, wood is now on the rise as a popular garage door material. Wood is often chosen for its warm, cozy, farm-house feel.
It’s 2018 and gadgets are everywhere – so your garage door is no exception. Garage door gadgets can make your life simpler and easier, and they also can improve safety and security for your home. For instance, there are sensors that open the garage door when your car approaches. Other options include controlling your garage door via smartphone.
Windows for Look and Function
More garage doors with windows are being installed for two reasons: people want the look and the function of garage door windows. In terms of the look, windows can make the garage door match the style of the rest of the house, rather than simply being a solid door. Perhaps more importantly, windows allow light into the garage. More families are using their garages for different purposes throughout the year (rather than just storage of little-used objects), so having natural light in a hobby or activity space has obvious appeal. If you’re considering a garage door with windows, check out our blog post about garage doors with windows.
Efficient, Insulated Doors
The desire for efficiency is certainly spreading to garage doors. There is an increasing prevalence of insulated garage doors that help maintain steady temperatures in your garage and the adjoining rooms. Be sure to ask about the R-Value of your garage door, since this is the level of insulation the door provides. If you have an attached garage we strongly recommend an R-Value of 12 or higher. Efficient, insulated doors will help you save on heating the rooms above or next to your garage in the winter (and help you save on cooling them in the summer!).
What’s our favorite thing about garage trends? They don’t go out of style with the same speed as other home trends! Nearly all garage door trends have significant staying power, especially when matched with the overall style and feel of your home.
Contact Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati for Garage Door Installation
If you’re looking for a trustworthy, reliable garage door company in Cincinnati, Ohio you’ve come to the right place. We have been in business for over 90 years and proud to serve our neighbors in the Cincinnati area with a high level of technical expertise. We perform both residential and commercial services.
If you need to install a garage door in your southwestern Ohio home or business, leave the job to our team of trusted professionals. We offer a wide variety of residential and commercial garage doors in different styles to meet your exact needs.
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