American Farmhouse Style
HOW TO CHOOSE A Garage Door
A key component of your home’s curb appeal is the garage door. Here’s some expert advice from Raynor Garage Doors on how to find the perfect match for your home.
• CONSIDER THE ROI. The ROI (return on investment) for a garage door is big for the value of your home—it can increase the value of your home by up to 4 percent, according to Raynor. If your current door isn’t functioning well, doesn’t seal your garage off from the weather (or critters), or you simply want to increase your curb appeal, this is a great purchase.
• FUNDAMENTALS FIRST.
Whether you’re building a new home or replacing an existing garage door, it’s important to first consider the fundamentals. What type of construction best suits the climate in which you live? For example, if you live in extreme hot or cold temperatures, Raynor recommends an insulated door (especially a polystyrene or polyurethan door) to keep the elements out and energy costs down.
• STYLE SAVVY.
Next, consider what style best enhances the look of your home. There are nearly endless window, color and panel options available. Raynor’s most popular farmhouse garage-door styles are the Distinct Finish wood tones, which offer the natural appearance of a wood door without the maintenance.