Whether it’s time for a new garage door, you’re wanting an upgrade or looking to add value with street appeal, there is a very wide range of options to choose from. From roller garage doors to sectional garage doors, to endless colour choices and design profiles, making the right choice can sometimes feel overwhelming. Not to worry, because we have seen a number of garage door trends evolve throughout the year, making your decision a little easier to make.
Let the Light in
More and more, garage doors spaces are being used for more than just storage and car space. Consequently, letting light into garages through windows is on the rise. It makes sense because a nicely lit garage could add another room to your home. You could have a new studio, games room, home gym or kids hang out instantly.
Panelift is popular
The B&D Panelift garage doors are Australia’s most popular, and for good reason. They are reliable, durable and safe with traditional elegance and an extensive choice of colour and profile designs. We’ve always thought of this garage door as the ‘go-to model’ and our customers prove it; recently, the Panelift garage door model has been more popular than ever.
With the rise of sustainable consumerism, more and more of our customers are interested in garage doors made with sustainable materials. The B&D Designer Door range offers two excellent environmentally friendly materials: Biowood and Prodema Prodex. Biowood is made from recycled resin and plastics, combined with natural plantation-harvested timber, and it’s GreenTag certified. It offers everything any other garage door would, being termite, bushfire and water resistant. It’s suitable for coastal locations as the wood-plastic composite withstands salt spray, giving you peace of mind about corrosion and the longevity of the door.
Prodem Prodex is another eco-friendly wood-alternative. The product is made from raw forest material, managed in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Available for sectional door models, using this material give your home points in green building certification schemes such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology).
Natural aesthetic has always been a design trend and popular choice for garage doors, and it’s not going away. It’s timeless, complements natural surroundings and offers a sleek and sophisticated look to any home. Along the coast of Northern NSW, the most popular timber coat is in the colour ‘Merbau’, often added onto Seville Panelifts and Neo Roll-A-Doors.
“Hidden” Garage Doors
Subtlety is key these days, and we are seeing a growing number of modern builds integrate garage doors into the façade of buildings. Essentially, these garage doors are “hidden”, complementing modern architectural and design choices for homes. It’s a minimalistic approach and its always an exciting project for us to work on.
When you’re making decisions about your garage door, make sure you’re considering its 20 to 30 year lifespan and how your life might change between now and then. Choose models, colour, profile designs and materials with this in mind.
When you’ve decided on a garage door, get in touch with C&M Garage Doors to get the ball rolling.