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Importance of a Well-Maintained Garage Door

Your garage door is a vital element for the curb appeal and security of your property. Well-maintained garage doors will boost the resale value of your house while keeping your home safe from intrusion. If you decide to paint your garage door, it is ideal to do it during warm, dry weather. Here are some tips from garage door experts for painting your doors the right way.

Painting Wood Garage Doors

Wood Garage Doors

If your door is made of wood, and the surface is heavily damaged, we highly recommend painting or refinishing. You can go for a natural finish; the results can be amazing. Otherwise, you can sand it down completely to remove any old layers of paint or primer and then stain it. Use a shade that matches your house, but you can also get creative with how you cover the door.

Painting Metal Garage Doors

Metal Garage DoorIf your garage door in aluminum, keep in mind that they have a durable factory finish; often either “baked enamel” or “powder coat.” If your surface is in good shape and you want a new color, painting it is a way to revamp the aesthetics of your door. Just remember, you will have to take care of it every five to ten years as the paint will wear out faster than the original finish. Other than that, you could get creative with your patterns or styles.

Need to Replace Your Garage Door?

A garage door is an essential feature of a house. Since it faces the street, it can take up a lot of visual real estate. If your door is in poor aesthetic condition, painting it is a good alternative. However, you can also replace it with one quality garage door from Colorado Overhead Doors. A new door will significantly increase your home’s curb appeal. Please visit our website to learn more about the garage door brands and models we offer.