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How To Choose The Right Garage Door For Your Home

What people can see from the street is essentially the public face of your home. Whilst we all have varying opinions on the balance of aesthetics and functionality, most people do place some value on the curb-side appeal of their home.

Your garage door can account for up to 60% of your home’s front exterior, so, it’s an important consideration when making choices about the look and feel of your home. There are many options available to you when choosing the right garage door, so we’ve provided some pointers to help you make the most suitable choice for your needs.

Design Aesthetic

Your overall home aesthetic might be light and airy, natural or farmhouse chic, dark and moody or perhaps mid-century in vibe. A white-fronted home won’t necessarily cry out for a black door, but then again maybe that’s your vision. Whatever your preference, there are many options that you can choose between to put your stamp on your home.

Profile Design

Profile design refers to the design that is on the door itself. The panelled components of your door are something that you can customise with considerations about width, texture and pattern.

Panelift Icon, Grange Profile Design with Plain Windows in the colour Ironstone


This one’s a no-brainer, and whether you have security concerns in your neighbourhood or not, garage doors with auto-lock security are beneficial to your home. As the largest entry point to your home, a garage door plays an important part in the overall security of your home. With an auto-lock option, you can forget about the need to secure your garage each time you leave the building. The system works by sending a heavy-duty bolt through the guard rail each time it closes, without the need for a key.


Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword. It’s a way of life that most people are aware of in some capacity and it’s a great new addition to many industries’ way of thinking. The B&D Designer Door range offers an environmentally friendly option with a Prodema Prodex. This material provides an elegant, natural wood option and has the added benefit of being highly durable and resistant to natural elements. It’s made from raw forest material which is managed in a socially and environmentally responsible way. You also get bonus points in green building certification schemes such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology).


If you’re building a new home and your architectural vision is based on subtlety and minimalism, you can join forces with a growing number of people choosing to have their garage doors ‘hidden’ within the front facade of their home. It’s an elegant and stylish way to go and there are multiple ways that they can be incorporated.

Flushmount Sectional Door

Whatever your choices, your garage door is designed to last, so it’s a point worth considering carefully for the long-term curb-side appeal and function of your home.

When you’ve decided on a garage door, get in touch with C&M Garage Doors and we’ll help you make the right choice with the very best of what’s available.

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