Spanish, Mediterranean or all American, stylish homes of any architectural type in Santa Clarita can be found in just about any neighborhood. A home’s market value, while influencing the quality of appointments, really doesn’t reflect how stylish it is. Yes, you’ll find that many elegant homes are in the higher price ranges, but not all of them. A great looking house has character and makes the right statement from the street. This is done by working with existing shapes in its architecture and making excellent use of color. All the pieces have to work together well to create the impact you need, that thing called curb appeal.
Its interesting to note driving around town that the majority of homeowners pay more attention to the style of their front door, than they do to the garage door. Santa Clarita homes generally have the garage next to or close to the front door and both are visible from the street. Mind you, the door that opens into your foyer is a tiny element compared to the one on your garage. The greatest front door in the world can’t possibly create the curb appeal you’re looking for competing with something four times larger and more conspicuous.
In recent years great changes have been made in the design of garage doors. Santa Clarita, there is really no need to have a white garage door, yet its the most common color you see. Even white houses usually have far more appeal without a white garage door. There is such a thing as too much of one color. Curb appeal is an interest factor. One that draws people up the driveway and into the front door. That’s the trick to homes that don’t sit on the market and command top dollar. Yes, garage doors carry a lot of weight. They’re also an investment that pays you back 90% of the cost – in any neighborhood.
GREAT GARAGE DOOR IDEAS
Exhibit A – Now
Exhibit A – Possibilities
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Exhibit B – Possibilities
Both of our example homes look 100% better without a white garage door. Which choice looks better to you? We’re fairly certain that no one would prefer the look of those white garage doors. Santa Clarita homeowners can improve the appeal of any home instantly with the door color and style that suits the rest of the features.
OTHER GARAGE DOOR BENEFITS
There are even more ways that having a quality garage door will be of great interest to savvy homeowners. All of them will save you money down the road. No doubt, you like most people these days, prefer low maintenance over costly, time consuming chores and repairs. Better quality doors will need less attention than lower priced models. This means you won’t have much need for garage door repair. Santa Clarita homeowners should consider just how much it can cost over time to pay for things like panel replacement because children play in the yard, or poor quality tracks and springs that have a habit of breaking when the warranty is over.
Beware of doors that are much less inexpensive than the rest. These will be very high maintenance, and will have you in the market for a new garage door in a very short time. Like the shingles on your roof, one should get decades of value out of the investment in a garage door. Its an important permanent part of the exterior of any home, as well as part of your home’s security.
A garage door in any climate should be insulated. The higher the R value, the less strain your home will put on both the environment and your wallet. Lessening the amount of energy needed for heating and cooling the rooms above and around the garage will pay off in the months and years ahead.