UPDATED: 3/25/2021

Home improvement has been trending up for years, and this year, homeowners are still striving to increase the value and curb appeal of their homes. One simple and fast way to do this is by installing a new garage door. In 2020, garage door replacement returned a nationwide average of 94.5% of the homeowner’s investment!

Depending on the style, design, and condition, a door can really make or break a home’s overall appearance. A residential garage door isn’t just for practical use; it can add character, and charm, and complement the style of your home. Keep the following trends in mind as you begin searching for the perfect garage door for your home this year.

Bigger is better. 

Garage doors are growing in size and significance. When building or remodeling, homeowners are making larger garage openings to create open spaces with beautiful doors that complement their homes. Instead of blending into the background, garage doors are now designed to stand out and increase curb appeal.

 Keep in mind that you can customize your garage door to reflect your personal sense of style and complement your home’s aesthetic. Using tools like Wayne Dalton’s Garage Door Design Center can help you build a garage door just the way you want it! You can even test the look of the garage door you create on a picture of your existing garage before finalizing the purchase.


Home Automation

There seems to be a smartphone app for just about everything now. Yes, this includes your garage door. You can now purchase a garage door operator that you can program to control via your phone. MyQ technology allows you to open and close your garage from anywhere at any time, as long as you have internet access.

With MyQ technology, if you get to work and realize you forgot to close your garage door, you can simply access the app from your phone and close it from your office. Or, if your children get home from school and are locked out of the house, you can open up the garage for them without needing to leave work early to let them in. You can even add guests to your account, who can then download the app themselves and control your garage door.


Wood Carriage or Modern Look

A wooden door can give your home a classic, timeless feel. Real wood is beautiful, but an imitation material can look just as nice, be more durable, and require less maintenance. If you want this look but live in a climate that is not well suited for a wooden door, a carriage house steel or fiberglass garage door is a great alternative.

Another style trend to watch is modern design and bold colors. Drive through a new neighborhood in West Des Moines, Ankeny, or Altoona, and you’ll notice that modern is in. Choose from various window styles and placement options to design your own contemporary garage door to modernize your home. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your color choice! You can choose from just about any color for your garage door. Consider painting or staining your entry door the same color to create unity.


Energy Efficiency

An energy-efficient door costs more upfront, but it can provide substantial benefits. Insulated garage doors can help reduce energy consumption and costs during the summer and winter seasons. If you have a family member who works in the garage year-round, insulation can help maintain climate control, keeping your garage warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Energy-efficient garage doors can be customized, so you don’t need to worry about them not blending into the style of your existing home. They also last just as long as regular doors, and sometimes even longer. The insulation acts as a reinforcement to the garage door, which helps it resist dents and other damage.

If you need help customizing and replacing your home’s garage door, the experts at WD Door can help. Subscribe to our blog for more advice and tips on keeping your home current with the trends.

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