Choosing a new garage door for your home is not always as simple as it sounds. Sure, you can get the help of a professional but the final decisions are up to you. Which type of door are you going to purchase? Which color is best for your home? It is questions like these that your sales person is not able to answer. This is a matter of preference, and as the homeowner you need to make up your mind soon enough.
When it comes time to choose a color for your garage door, you may be torn in several different directions. You could go the safe route and choose the same color that you currently have (as long as you enjoy it). Or maybe you want to go outside the box, selecting a color that is going to add some “pop” to your home.
Before we go any further, take note that some garage doors come in multiple colors while others – such as custom wood carriage doors – are often times stained.
Traditional steel doors are among the most popular. Homeowners buy these because they look good, are affordable, and are energy efficient. If you are interested in this type of door, you will typically have between six and eight color selections.
The first thing you should do is request a sample of each color from your sales representative. Are there any colors that stand out? Are there any colors that you just don’t like? This will probably help you narrow your options down to a couple.
Do you have a special color request? If so, this is something to discuss with your sales rep. By showing the color, your rep may be able to provide you with something close (or hopefully spot on). If not, a custom order is always an option.
Color Selection Secrets
With a variety of colors to consider, choosing the right one can be a bit stressful. No matter if your garage door is on the front, side, or back of your home, the color is very important.
Here are a few tips for making a selection:
- Choose a color that matches or coordinates with the rest of your home
- Realize that some colors appear dirtier than others when not kept clean
- Consider the fact that you may change the color scheme of your home (siding, trim, etc.) in the future
While the style of your garage door is always going to be important, it is the color that most people (including you) will notice first. What shade is best for your home?