Want to add curb appeal to your home? Start with the garage door.
In many ways, the garage door is a visitor’s first impression of your home. It’s an added facade and a big opportunity to improve the overall design of your property, especially given the wide range of attractive materials available. So many options, in fact, that choosing the right solution can be a bit overwhelming.
That’s why we spoke with Ben Broide of Prestige Doors and Gates to learn a bit more about the various choices and discuss the distinct advantage of aluminium doors.
How to select the right materials for your garage door
There’s a lot to think about when installing or replacing your garage door. First, you’ll need to decide the type of door you’re after. Beyond that, there’s which automation accessories you’ll add and whether you’ll colour match the door or go for a different look. But before all of this, you need to choose a material and as Ben explains, there’s quite a few on the market, each with its own key considerations.
“People often choose timber for the visual aspect - there’s a lot of beauty and craftsmanship in a wooden garage door.”
This, of course, can add a great deal of value to your home, but it’s important to be mindful of the long-term upkeep of timber doors. Wood is prone to warping or even rotting in damp conditions, which is a high concern for many homeowners in New Zealand’s climate. Further, the material can experience weathering and fading due to UV exposure.