Are you thinking about updating a part of your home, but not sure where to start? A new garage door may be just what you need! People may overlook their garage doors when thinking about home improvement projects. An updated garage door can make a huge difference. Did you know garage doors often account for 40% or more of the front of a home?
It’s always a good idea to keep up to date with things around your home. After all, eventually you may be dependent on your home’s resale value— so why not slowly update now rather than waiting until the last minute to make sure everything looks and works well with current home buying trends. At Amega, our job is to help our clients select garage doors that contribute to the overall aesthetic, and function seamlessly as well. Check out our guide with tips on how you can begin updating your existing garage door!
Upgrade with a New Paint
A fresh coat of paint can make practically anything look better. After months or years of wear and tear, your garage door may need a face lift. Fill in those pesky chips that have been catching your eye every time you pull up the driveway. Or, simply give it a whole new coat of paint.
This may also be a great time to change up the look of your garage door with paint that really stands out. Tired of a white finish? Opt for an off-white, cream, or even a pop of color like red or yellow. This will give your home lots of character and personality. Make sure you check with your garage manufacturer to ensure that your paint is garage-door friendly! For best-practices painting your Amega garage doors view our “CHI Painting Procedures”.
Add a Mobile App for Easy Accessibility
Technology is always on the rise, ever-changing and adapting to our lives. What better way to embrace it, than to add a mobile app for your garage door opener! Seems crazy, right? With mobile accessibility, you can control the entire functionality of your garage with a simple press of a button. Set schedules for opening and closing, get alerts on door activity, integrate Amazon delivery service, and so much more. Not only will this make your life easier, but it can also benefit your home’s resale value.
Check out our blog for more information on mobile apps for garage doors!
Keep Things Lubricated
Do you cringe every time you hear your garage door open or close? These annoying grinding, creaking and sometimes squeaking sounds can vibrate throughout your home and neighborhood. You don’t want a noisy garage door, and the very last thing you want is a garage door that is on the brink of breaking. Your garage door has regular wear, especially if it is being used every day, multiple times a day. It’s important to keep up the maintenance before it becomes too late. Our recommendation? The first thing you want to do is make sure all of the nuts and bolts are tightened securely. Secondly, lubricating the rollers, hinges and springs twice a year will increase your garage door’s longevity! Be SURE to use a special garage door lubricant when you are lubricating your garage door moving parts.
After checking to make sure everything is tight and sound by tightening loose hardware and lubricating the rollers, hinges and springs—you should notice a much quieter operation.
Tune Into New Trends
Like any other home improvement project, trends come and go. You want to make sure that your garage door still gives your home a modern touch or maybe even a flair of character when it comes to curb appeal. It may have been awhile since you have done work to your garage door, and that can make your overall home look outdated.
Freshen up and tune in to new garage door trends that can show contrast, give a nod to the mid-century, add natural lighting, improve that modern farmhouse look, and so much more.
Hire An Experienced Garage Contractor
At Amega Garage Doors & Openers Inc., we love to give tips on how our clients can improve their garage doors themselves. However, we do know there are just some things that simply need to be done by the experts, and that’s where we come in! Give us a call or contact us today to begin upgrading your garage door!