real-estate-374190__180Your garage door is one of the most noticeable features of the exterior of your home, if not the singularly most noticeable feature. It does have sheer surface area on it’s side, after all. Just like any other feature in or on the outside of your home, the garage door is subject to general wear and tear and extremes of weather, which can leave it looking tired. The summertime is a good time to inject some life back into your garage door. This can be done by refacing it, replacing it or painting it.



Refacing with wood has become a popular option for giving your garage door a facelift and increasing your home’s market value.



When selecting a new garage door, you want to consider: durability, maintenance, design and cost. Of course, these four elements will vary depending on the material you choose. Garage doors are available in the following material options:







The most traditional colours for garage doors tend to be on the more subdued end of the spectrum. This means neutrals like shades of grey, off-white, and heron blue are popular choices. If you’re looking to make a statement with your garage door, which is trendy this year, warmer colours such as charcoal, black, evergreen or rust, can lend richness to your home’s exterior.




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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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