Choosing a new garage door is a big deal, as it can change the entire look of your home — no pressure! Fortunately, we’ve got a quick list of do’s and don’ts for you to keep top of mind as you narrow down your options and make your final selection.
Think you’re ready to take the plunge and swap out that old, run down garage door for a brand new edition? If so, just dial 203-255-3033 and set up an appointment to swing by our Fairfield, CT showroom.
They key to every man’s heart is a well-planned and designed man cave; a space where the boys can just be boys. We say, what better space to transform into a man cave than your garage? The opportunities for design and decor are truly endless, as long as you make sure to include these garage makeover musts.
What’s a man cave without a comfy set of recliners to kick back and relax on? Whether you’re a reader, a napper, or a televised sports watcher, adding some comfortable seating to your garage-turned-man cave is a hit for all.
The car fanatics out there will want to be watching the races while working on their baby, and the sports fans will want to cheer on their favorite sports team with their pals. No matter which way you slice it, a man cave isn’t a man cave without a nice, big television for everyone to enjoy.
Nothing says ‘relaxation’ like cracking open a cold brew and kicking up your feet in the comfort of your own man cave. For that reason, a fully stocked bar area is a must, especially if you plan to entertain in your newly transformed space.
For some, a television isn’t enough, and we get that. That’s why we suggest pool tables, poker tables and dart boards. Stock your man cave with all your favorite activities — that way you’ll never have to leave! Boys’ night in, in the near future? We think so.
Think you’re ready to relax? Not so fast! The exterior of your garage is just as important as the interior — the garage door in particular. Make sure you’ve got a well-insulated and secure garage door to keep the cold air and intruders out of your beloved man cave.
For more details about our garage door repair and installation options, call The Garage Door Center at 203-255-3033.
Just like every other aspect of your home, your garage door requires a bit of extra TLC to keep it working properly every now and again. That being said, there will also come a point when your trusty garage door is ready for retirement. If you’re not quite ready to say ‘out with the old, and in with the new’ just yet, perhaps these five reasons to replace will help you reconsider.
Whether you’re planning to sell now, or never, it’s always beneficial to keep thinking of new ways to maximize ROI down the line. A fresh garage door will significantly raise your home’s value and increase its curb appeal.
Older doors tend to be less insulated, which means if you’ve got an attached garage, the warm air from our heating unit is going right out the door. Look for a door with an R-16 insulation rating for the most energy savings.
As a homeowner and a provider, your number one job is to keep a safe, secure roof over your family’s head. A new garage door will be more sturdy and better equipped to keep intruders and pests out.
Imagine how easy it would be if you didn’t have to wrestle up that old overhead door every time you wanted to unload the car with groceries. A new garage door with a built-in electronic opener will making going in and out as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Think your garage door is ready for a replacement, but could use an expert opinion? Whether it’s a new installation or simple repair work you seek, The Garage Door Center of Fairfield CT is here to assist.
For more information about our garage door repair and installation services, call 203-255-3033. We return calls. We arrive on time. We care about our customers.
Whether you’re repainting your entire home, just your garage and entrance doors, or simply adding a pop of accent color here and there, choosing the perfect hues can be hard. Fortunately, we’re here to help ease the burden, with five tips to perfect your exterior paint palette.
Your roofing, stonework and paved pathways are likely to stick around for a while. For that reason, it makes the most sense to plan your color scheme around these elements. Do they carry warm beiges or cool gray and blue undertones?
You’ll want to attach your paint picking in three different main areas: the field color for the body of the home, meaning the shingles or siding; the trim color for window and door casings, fascia boards, etc.; and the accent color for doors, windows, shutters, and other small areas.
Consider your home’s architecture. Certain architectural periods give way to complimentary color palettes. Fortunately, many paint manufacturers offer “paint collections,” which group historically accurate colors schemes together. That way you’ve got an easy starting point!
Do you want to create a certain depth? Highlight a specific architectural feature? May you’d just like to have your home pop against a background full of beautiful bushes and trees. Having a vision for your home’s facade is important.
Don’t forget that paint colors will look different on the swatch than when actually applied, and different throughout the day based on how the sunlight hits. Just like when choosing and interior paint color, it’s important to give exterior paint a test run first. Test your paint on a large patch of your home and give yourself a few days to decide whether you love it or not.
At The Garage Door Center, we realize that the color and material you choose for your home’s garage and entrance doors are a huge part of bringing your exterior color palette full circle. That’s why we offer complete customization, from start to finish.
To learn more about our custom garage door and installation process, call 203-255-3033.