Tips to Enhance Your Home with a New Garage Door

A new garage door can enhance your home in many ways. But it pays to carefully consider your options. According to a 2023 report by Remodeling Magazine, garage door replacement can yield a return on investment (ROI) of 102.7%, resulting in a profit when selling your home.1 Here’s how to enhance your home with a new garage door (with a little help from Mesa Garage Doors) to get as much out of it as possible.

Match It with the Style of Your Home

The more your new garage door accommodates the style of your home, the more value it will have. Wood carriage house or steel doors are best suited for Colonial and Victorian homes. They’re often found with prominent handles, iron hinges, and other decorative hardware. 

Modern garage doors with stained wood or pebble glass are suited for modern- or contemporary-style homes. Double-hung wood windows are an attractive option for garage doors installed in Craftsman homes. Simply changing the color, material, or design can enhance the look of your home’s exterior.

Restore the Structure’s Original Look

A garage door takes up a lot of space on the front facade, so a worn unit doesn’t help curb appeal. If you have an older home, find out what the original garage door looked like. Or, if the door is showing its age, determine how it was when new. Its replacement can feature a material, paint color, or finish that restores the property to its former glory.

Choose a Color Carefully

The color of your garage door, front door, and house can match, but they don’t have to. If your front door is blue, yellow, or red, a gray garage door is a good match. But any garage door should be a uniform color or it may look dated. The most common colors include:

  • White: Gives a garage door a bright look that many homeowners seek.
  • Soft Gray: A neutral soft shade that blends in with many colors of bricks.
  • Dark Gray/Black: Goes well with a black window trim, while deep black-blue is a trendy alternative.
  • Taupe or Beige: If your bricks are in this color family, choose the same for your garage door.
  • Walnut Brown: A great choice if you like warmer tones; it can also make a door look like higher-end wood.

Add Windows to Your Garage Door

Windows are a popular option on garage doors. They’re welcoming and inviting (on the outside and inside). Plus, they allow natural light in, which is great if you use your garage for storage or as a workshop. You’ll also use less energy on artificial light.

There are lots of options for decorative glass. Many homeowners choose clear glass for their garage doors. Tempered glass is common, as it’s impact-resistant. Tinted, frosted, or mirrored glass are also among the many choices available. 

Make It More Energy Efficient

A well-insulated garage door can help improve home comfort. Foam insulation is more effective than fiberglass or cellulose. Look for insulation with an R-value of 10 or higher for an attached garage. Many garage doors are prefabricated with a layer of insulation.

Even if you’re refurbishing an old garage door, you can replace the weather seal (or make sure your installer provides sealing). Weatherstripping is easy to install and has many benefits. It keeps out drafts and prevents dust, moisture, and pests from getting into your garage.

Update the Keypad

The keypad is a small but important feature. It allows you to enter the garage without a key or remote and improves home security. We advise sharing the code with only authorized visitors. 

Modern keypads are sleek and often futuristic. Some can be integrated with smart home systems to automatically turn lights on when you enter or off when you leave. Depending on the model, you can monitor your garage door from a smartphone.

We Can Help Enhance Your Home with a New Garage Door

Mesa Garage Doors is the #1 garage door company in Southern California. Our factory-trained installers can help you select your home’s best material, color, and options.  They also install traditional, classic, and modern garage doors that accommodate one or multiple cars. We’ll even beat the advertised price of a licensed competitor. To receive a new garage door estimate and get started with enhancing your home, call (714) 503-8822 or contact us online.