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Jun 29 2011

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Choosing the Right Garage Door for Your New House – The House Plan Shop

Garage DoorsThe purpose and function of overhead garage doors have changed over time. Now, not only do they open, close and lock keeping your cars and other items in the garage safe and out of site, but they also contribute to the overall style and curb appeal of your home giving it a stylish look. Furthermore, they play a roll in energy efficiency keeping the cold and heat out of your home. Safety is another important task for your garage door offering security and protection for your cars and other items stored in the garage. Garage doors are available in a vast array of sizes, styles, colors and architectural themes ensuring you’ll find the right one to complement your new house. If you are building a new home, put some thought into the type of overhead doors you’d like to install. Below is a list of things to consider before purchasing your garage door:

 

  1. Does the garage door have a high durability rating?
  2. Is it available in a color that blends nicely with the façade of your house?
  3. Does the garage door complement the architectural style of your home and its exterior decorative elements like the front door, window shutters, etc.?
  4. What energy efficiency features does it have including insulation?
  5. Are there any special safety features included? Does the overhead garage door have a safety rating?
  6. Is the garage door available with customizable options such as your choice of hardware or glass allowing you to have your own unique appearance?

 

Also, take some time to check with garage door manufactures. Some offer a design tool by which you can upload a photo of your home and experiment or “try on” all the different garage door options including color and style, making it easy to select the right overhead garage door for your new house.

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Oct 21 2009

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Stylish Garage Doors add Personality to your New Home

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Garage DoorsIf you are building a new house, chances are you’ve thought about every detail from siding and brick to carpeting and light fixtures making sure that all the elements of your new home reflect your personal tastes and lifestyle. But, have you thought about how the perfect style garage door will complement your home and lend further curb appeal? Just like window shutters and porch columns, garage doors add character to your home and contribute to the overall exterior appearance. So take some time to consider what type of garage door(s) will complement your home best.

 

Overhead garage doors come in a fabulous array of sizes, styles and colors ensuring you’ll find the just the right one to give your home a stylish look. They are can be made from several different materials including fiberglass, steel, vinyl and wood and are available with or without windows. You’ll find a wide variety of styles to choose from such as estate, carriage and traditional style doors at most home improvement stores and some online retailers such as Precision Garage Doors St. Louis. With just the right garage door, your new home is sure to catch the attention of any passer-by.

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