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Choosing Your Perfect Garage Door

Hi there, my name is Benjamin Parsley. Welcome to my website. I am here to talk about the wide range of garage doors available for residential buildings. When I moved into my home, I wanted to immediately upgrade my garage door to suit my exact needs. The existing garage door just did not have the functions I needed to easily access my home. I found the perfect garage door and had it professionally installed to complete this project. On this website, I hope to explore the process of selecting a garage door from the vast selection available on the market today. Thank you.


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Choosing Your Perfect Garage Door

Three Ways To Update The Look Of Your Garage Door

by Rose Franklin

Over time, your garage door may start to show signs of wear. This can bring down the overall look of your home because the garage door is often one of the first things people see when they pull into your driveway. If you want to update the look of your garage door, use the following guide to learn a few quick options to consider:

Consider Power Washing the Door

You can rent a power washer from a local home improvement store to clean the door. The door can often lackluster because dirt and debris that has built up on it over the years. Be sure to read the directions for operation of the power washer carefully to ensure that you do not cause damage to the door when you clean it. Be sure to rinse the door well and then dry it by hand to ensure that you can see any areas that you may have missed before you take the power washer back to the store.

Consider Staining the Door

You can use a gel stain to update the look of your door, as well. A gel stain will darken the door and give it a more bold, rich look. A dark color also shows fewer imperfections which means the door will have a great look for quite a while. When staining the door, be sure to take your time to ensure that you apply the stain evenly so that there are no streaks when you are done.

Consider Painting the Door

If you have a wooden garage door, you can paint it to update its look. Choose a color that will pair well with the color of your shutters and the overall color of your home. Be sure that the paint you use is exterior paint so that it will be able to stand up to the elements. You need to apply at least two coats of the paint so that it will have a smooth finish when it dries. Do not open the garage door until the paint has dried fully.

All of these updates can be done on your own or you can hire professionals to take care of them for you. Once the door has a facelift, it will add curb appeal to your home. None of these options over overly expensive and all can be done within a day so that you can get back to using your garage door as soon as possible.

Contact a garage door company for more information and assistance.