Although garage doors may not be the first thing one notices about a house, they do add style and curb appeal. In fact, they can go a long way in enhancing the overall appearance of your home. As manufacturers improve their range of choices, homeowners can now select different colours, materials, textures, and technologies for their garage doors. Here are some of the most popular garage door trends for 2019.
A bold-coloured garage door to make a statement
2019 home design trends are all about bold, dark colours. Whether it’s for the front door, window frames or the garage door, modern tones are all the rage right now. A colourful garage door can really make a statement and enhance your home’s curb appeal. Today, colours like dark brown, charcoal or even black are very popular in the housing world. But there are a multitude of bright colours to choose from as well including yellows, blues, reds and more. Whatever you decide, make sure it matches your home’s exterior. We recommend that you choose a shade dark enough to make your door stand out.
Add windows to your garage door to brighten up the space
On top of seeing bolder colours, garage doors with windows are becoming very popular. Thanks to the use of improved materials and insulation, many homeowners are adding windows to their garage doors. Windows are a great way to bring natural light into the space and create a nice exterior look. Our panoramic garage door model is especially popular.
Furthermore, garages are now being used for so much more than just parking your car. Today, garages are multipurpose spaces. For example, they may include workshops, home offices, home gyms, laundry rooms and more. So why not enhance the space with natural light? You can also customize garage doors with different sizes and types of windows. In addition, various frosting and tinting options are available to provide more privacy.
Modern and eco-friendly materials and finishes are on the rise
There is a shift in garage door trends toward modern and customized finishes. Homeowners are paying more attention to detail and creating unique design concepts. Besides adding windows, all-glass garage doors are a hot trend with many homeowners. These doors are made of glass panels and reinforced with an aluminum frame. Materials are also changing. Vinyl and fibreglass garage doors are seeing a rise in popularity as they are affordable, easy to maintain and energy-efficient. An energy-efficient door will help you save money on electricity bills thus reducing your home’s carbon footprint.
State-of-the-art technology for your garage door
With home automation on the rise, we are not surprised that garage doors are now integrating smart technology. Many manufacturers such as LiftMaster already offer homeowners the possibility to control their garage door from their smart phone. The LiftMaster MyQÆ app allows you to open and close your garage door remotely. Additionally, you can monitor the state of your garage door while you are away and grant access if needed. This is a great feature for repair men, babysitters, dog walkers and so on.
There are many interesting garage door trends for 2019. While these trends are a great source of inspiration for choosing your new door, ultimately you should choose something you like. And, of course, your garage door should harmonize with the style of your home. As every homeowner and home is unique, Exitech offers you the possibility to customize your garage door. Try our easy-to-use online tool or contact an Exitech specialist today to help you choose your new garage door.