Home with windowed garageWhen you get a quality garage door from Crawford Doors, it’s going to last a long time, so you want to make sure that it’s the right fit for your home. Garage doors can either add a beautiful finishing touch and add to the curb appeal of your home, or they can detract from the overall look.

So while you’re choosing your garage door’s design, here are a few considerations to keep in mind:

What Sort of Parameters Are You Working With?
Before you begin anything else, figure out how much wiggle room you have. Does your neighborhood have a Homeowner’s Association? Are there standards about your design? As an exterior element, remember that your garage will not just affect the way your house looks, but also the look of the whole neighborhood, so check first.

Next, consider which kind of garage door material you’ll want. If there are some things that are non-negotiable for you (like effective insulation, or windows) then keep those in mind when you’re picking out your color and design.

Be Sparing with Accents
Many people simply assume that the wisest choice is to have a garage door the same color as the accents on your home (the paint on the trim, the shutters, or the windows). However, this isn’t always the best choice. A garage door is a large surface. It might be the largest solid surface on your home’s whole exterior, especially if it’s not broken up by windows, paneling, or hardware accents. It’s okay to have a garage door that stands out, but make sure that it’s done with judgment.

Explore Your Options
A safe approach is simply to make your garage door the same color as your house. This is a good way to make it blend in. However, it can also make for a really boring surface. So take a look at the great ways to add class and interest to your garage door. Consider decorative metal braces and handles, or carriage house doors. Add some windows to make the blank surface more friendly and approachable, paneling to create some depth and texture, or carriage-house overlay for a quaint and homey feel. A great way to explore different options is to try out our Design-Your-Door feature on our website.

Trust in Quality
As a homeowner, you know by now that when you go the cut-rate, or DIY option, you never get the quality results that you’d get from a professional. Our team can help you select a beautiful, high-quality, long-lasting option for you home. You can trust us to install it just right and leave you with a facade that you’ll be proud of, and function that holds up over time.

Contact us if you have any questions!

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