If you’re looking for a project to boost your curb appeal, look no further than your garage door. A key element in any home’s appearance, a new garage door boasts a 91.5 percent return, and lucky for you, comes in a variety of colors and styles for full customization.
It can be overwhelming having so many choices. So, to find the most compatible style of garage door in California, we recommend starting with your home’s architecture.
Is your home fairly traditional? Or, is it more on the contemporary side? Distinguishing the two will affect how your garage contributes to the overall design of your home.
Striking a balance of aesthetic and durability
The Wayne Dalton carriage house garage door is a personal favorite of our team at Sunwest. It’s versatile yet stylish, which makes it ideal for just about any architectural style. Its design complements a variety of homes including craftsman, traditional, French country, Tudor, and Victorian.
The model also comes with foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation, improving your home’s thermal efficiency while tackling common garage door problems like noise. The added strength of the high tensile steel panels doesn’t take away from the rich appearance of wood tones and the colors come in a variety of choices.
How to nail one of the most crucial elements — design
Wayne Dalton carriage house garage doors are hand-stained for a natural look and available in over 6,000 colors. Depending on the specific model you’ve chosen, there may be additional features to further compliment your home’s architectural style.
A common strategy for choosing a garage door color is matching the garage door to your home’s trim. For a bolder statement, opt for a darker hue like green or black. To create warmth, pair reds and browns with natural materials like stone.
If you’re still unsure about the color, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’ll be happy to help you determine the right style for your home.
Another element to consider is hardware. Decorative kits typically come with four hinges and two pull handles while double-car garage doors come with two kits. Additional accent pieces like arrows and spears are available to complement each collection.
Customizing your garage door with upscale windows
Windows are determined by the number of window panes in the door. Typically, this will be eight for a single-car garage door and 16 for a double-car garage door. You also have the option of single or double arch windows.
The Wayne Dalton line features various options for glass as well: clear, obscure, and 1/2 clear insulated glass for improved thermal performance. Something important to keep in mind, though. Not all windows are available for all door sizes.
Making the most of your home investment
With a Wayne Dalton carriage house garage door, you’ll quickly become the envy of the neighborhood. Because of its many styles, windows and hardware options, it’ll keep your home looking its best for years to come.
If you’re experiencing garage door problems or simply looking to renovate your home, the experts at Sunwest can get the job done. To discuss your project with a team member, give us a call at (714) 528-5670 for a free estimate today.