The color of your garage door might seem like a trivial thing, but it makes a big difference in your home’s curb appeal. The color of your garage door can even affect the temperature and functionality of your garage! If you’re not sure what garage door color to choose, we can help. The following tips and information can help you make the right decision for your home.
1. Dark Colors Absorb Heat
Dark colors absorb heat. In fact, dark garage doors can absorb as much as 85% of the heat from the sun, while white garage doors absorb as little as 20 or 30 percent.
If it’s important to you to paint your garage door a dark color, consider installing an insulated door that will protect your garage from intense heat. Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City sells insulated steel garage doors we call Thermacore to protect your garage from energy leaks that could lead to uncomfortable summer temperatures. This is especially important if you own an attached garage. Alternatively, you can also shade your garage by planting a shade tree that will block the sun and prevent the door from heating. Your choice.
2. Bright Colors Draw Attention to Your Garage Door
Bright colors draw a lot of attention to your garage door, which can make your garage a focal point of your home. Unless you want your garage to be what everyone looks at first, look for colors that help your garage blend. You can either paint your garage door the same color as the rest of the house or choose a color that coordinates with your home’s color scheme, even if it’s not the same color as the siding.
3. Neutral Colors Appeal to Home Buyers
Neutral colors (brown, gray, white, cream, black) are commonly painted on homes because they have universal appeal. If you’re planning to sell your home sometime soon, it’s important to choose a garage door color that will boost your home’s curb appeal. This might not be the best time to choose a radical or unexpected shade. If you’re not sure, talk to a real estate professional that can give you some expert advice.
4. Can’t Decide on Garage Door Color? Buy a Door You Can Paint
You don’t have to pick one color and live with it forever. If you’re not sure what color to choose for your garage door, buy a door you can easily paint. This way, you can switch door colors from time to time.
Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City sells wooden garage doors that can be painted or refinished as needed. To find out more about how you can install a wooden garage door in your home, check out our selection of wooden doors online and call today to make an appointment for a consultation.