Homeowners across the nation are trading in their white raised panel doors for ones featuring energy efficiency, technological advancements, and wood (or materials that give the illusion of wood) in 2017. They also do not shy away from making a statement with their garage doors by adding unique windows, doors, and colors thus increasing their curb appeal and as a result their property values.
Here are four garage door trends to watch for in 2017.
Have ever dinged your car parking it in the garage? Then you may find this accessory to be quite useful. When you activate the garage door to open, you also activate the parking guide, which automatically projects a laser on your car guiding you to the perfect spot every time. This will reduce the chance of damage to your vehicle, walls, objects or even another vehicle. Designed to hang from the ceiling, this feature is also much nicer to look at than a hanging tennis ball, don’t you think?
Large Garage Doors
Today, as more homeowners think outside the box, they often choose to have a larger garage door installed. Large garage doors offer increased functionality as well as allow for more creative expression (they do account for 60% or more of your home’s curb appeal after all). With a larger canvas, homeowners are free to design the door with more windows, allowing in light and warmth. A larger door also makes a great addition to your overall living space.
Energy Efficient Garage Doors
With advancements in insulation and materials, the garage doors of today are far more energy efficient, and environmentally friendly than their ancestors. If your garage is attached to your house, not having an energy-efficient garage door could be costing you – especially if you have a finished room directly adjacent or above the garage. In addition, if you live in an area prone to adverse weather conditions, you may want to opt for an opener that features a DC motor with battery backup, which allows you to both use less energy and open your door even in the event of an electricity outage.
Technology Continues to Open Garage Doors
Over the past few years, a variety of apps have flooded the market, providing us the ability to monitor and control our homes in ways our parents only dreamed possible. Today, you can open and close your garage door as well as monitor its position, all from the palm of your hand. You can do this from anywhere in the world! Forgot your keys? Simply use your phone to get in the house safely. Look for this technology to become even more user-friendly in 2017.
Buying a New Garage Door or Opener in 2017?
For many reasons, not the least of which is your safety and that of your loved ones, have your garage door professionally installed. Licensed garage door service technicians are guaranteed to have the right combination of experience and tools to ensure your door is safely and properly installed. Contact Phoenician Garage Door & Repair today to learn what other new and exciting garage door trends are expected to arrive in 2017. We are fully licensed and insured so you can be assured peace of mind when you partner with us.
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