The most stylish and contemporary home can look old and neglected if the garage doors are in sad shape. If you stand back at the curb and take a long look at your home, what is the first thing you notice? The garage doors! Whether they look great or ugly, they are the largest feature of the home in most cases, so they are noticeable regardless of its condition. Ugly, however, is the wrong kind of attention. But what can you do about it?
1. Paint – If you have time and patience, and the condition of your garage doors isn’t beyond help, painting them could be an ideal solution. While less costly than replacing the garage doors, keep in mind that, upon close inspection, the results may not be near the quality you desire. However, you can get decent results if you use the right paint, prep the surface properly, and take your time to do a quality job. Alternatively, you could hire someone, but that takes away from the budget-friendly reason to go this route.
2. Repair – If your garage doors just have a couple areas of concern, the ideal route to go is have a professional repair those parts rather than have the expense of replacing the entire thing. A lot will depend on the type of garage doors you have to determine whether this is a viable option, though.
3. Replace – Often, homes are built with standard garage doors that weren’t exactly stylish, to begin with. No amount of repair or paint is going to make them look good. Besides being “blah”, they likely do not provide much insulation. Garage doors available today are both beautiful and more functional, so replacing your garage doors, even though more costly, could be the best investment you make in your home while raising its value tremendously as well.
If you would like more information about garage doors and making yours more stylish and functional, give us a call at Doors by Nalley. We serve many areas of North Carolina, including Denver, Charlotte, Gastonia, Statesville, and Mooresville. Let us make your ugly garage doors go away and give your home the facelift it deserves!