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New Garage Door Installation: How to Choose the Color & Style You Love

Thinking about buying a new garage door? It pays to do your research. There’s a lot that goes into choosing the perfect new garage door. You’ve probably read on this blog that garage door installation has one of the highest return on investments for home improvement projects — over 97%. The reason is curb appeal — and what an attractive new door can do to improve the value of your home. That’s why we recommend that people selling their homes consider installing a new garage door — they’ll get more equity value for their homes.

So in order to get the most of your investment, visual appeal is an important factor to pay attention to when installing a new garage door. Here are some things to consider when it comes to choosing the color and style of your new door.

Do Garage Door & Front Doors Need to Match?

Many of our Elk Grove customers want to know: Should the color of their new garage door match the front doors of the home? That depends on a number of factors. For front facing garage doors, it’s very popular to match the door to the color of the front door. We’re not saying it has to be an exact match — a nice color blending is fine if the colors complement each other. You might consider consulting with a home designer for best effect, but remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ultimately, choose a color combination that you like and that complements well with the rest of the neighborhood.

Here’s a tip: Don’t forget about the window trim and other color features of the home. Consider the entire home to be one work of art or like pieces of the same fashionable wardrobe. Make sure every piece works together with the whole. Style is all about detail, especially when it comes to choosing the color and style of your new garage door.

The Importance of Garage Door Material

Garage doors come in 3 basic materials — wood, steel, and fiberglass. Each has advantages and factors to consider when it comes to price, function, and style. Keep in mind that the type of material you choose will ultimately affect the colors available. Some materials work better with certain colors than others. What material do you prefer for your new garage door?


The style of your home is an important factor in choosing the right garage door to install. More modern homes for instance would look best with a steel or vinyl door. A traditional house with wood siding would do best with a wooden door. If you have a home that has an old fashioned appeal, we’d suggest carriage doors for a more rustic look.

Lighting Matters

When choosing the right color, keep in mind that different colors can vary widely depending on the light — especially with as much sun as we get El Dorado, California. Look at all available colors in different amounts of lighting. This way you can get a good idea of what a color looks like in sun or shade.

Ultimately, you are the best judge when it comes to the look of your home. Curb appeal is important, but it’s your home. Choose a color and design that appeals to your own tastes, that you find beautiful and inviting and the perfect place to call home.

What’s the Wind Load Rating of Your Overhead Door? Why It’s Important

It’s hurricane season! What’s the wind-load rating on your overhead garage door? As global warming becomes part of our everyday reality, the strength and fortification of your garage door can be critical. What most people don’t realize is that a a reinforced wind load-rated garage door can provide some of the most important protection you can get to surviving an intense storm. This is true for both a commercial businesses as well as private residences. Talk to your Elk Grove California garage door professional about wind rated doors and reinforcement options. It’s also worth looking into ways to fortify your current garage door — especially if a major weather event is expected. Protect your business and home with a reinforced door that can stand up to the elements!