Trend Alert: Stylish Black Garage Doors Can Transform Your Home from Boring to Bold

Are you tired of having your home look lackluster from the outside? Want the front of your home to match the bold and stylish people that live inside? Let us help you choose a color for your new garage door—and this time, go bold! Although white is the color most people think of when it comes to garage doors, a black garage door is a modern and stylish choice that brings a unique look to your home.  Plus, black is the color du jour in today’s exterior design trends, and a black garage door is practically guaranteed to add value to your property. Whether you live in a red brick ranch in Charlotte or a Craftsman home in Colorado Springs, a black Wayne Dalton garage door could be just what your home needs to up its curb appeal.

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Why You Should Go Back to Black

When it comes to designing your home’s exterior, black is the new black. According to a recent study by the real estate service Zillow, bold, dark colors like black, navy, and charcoal gray are becoming increasingly popular among homebuyers and can increase a home’s selling price by thousands of dollars. For instance, the study found that a black front door could increase how much a home sold for by up to $6,271.

With these trends in mind, there’s good reason to believe that a black garage door could dramatically increase your property’s value. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2018 cost vs. value report, investing in a new garage door is currently the most cost-efficient way to increase your home’s overall worth on the American real estate market.  And, since black is all the rage right now, a black garage door could add even more value to your home.

Need more reasons to go with a black garage door? It won’t show dirt and wear as easily as doors that are white or lighter in color. This means less garage door maintenance, since you won’t need to clean or repaint it as often.

Overall, a black garage door represents a striking departure from the standard white doors of the past and will make your home the most distinctive-looking house on the block.

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Choose from a Variety of Materials

At NationServe, a few of our most popular garage door materials are available in black, including some of our classic steel models. Many of our classic steel and carriage house doors can also be painted black by using Wayne Dalton’s TrueChoice™ Color System. With over 6,000 colors available, this system allows you to choose exactly the right shade of paint for your garage door so it matches the rest of your house. Our steel garage doors are long lasting, high performing, energy efficient and available in a variety of styles. When painted black, they’ll be sure to catch the eye of everyone who passes by.

Additionally, our modern glass doors have a contemporary aluminum frame that can be anodized or painted to be black. A glass garage door trimmed in black is a great way to bring more natural light into your home and add a bit of modern flair to the exterior. These aluminum doors are also lightweight and naturally rustproof, which makes them an excellent choice for houses in mild and rainy climates.

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Get Creative and Customize your Home’s Look

Your garage door doesn’t have to be solid black to be stylish and eye-catching. Consider breaking up the black by getting creative with window designs and hardware like hinges and handles. For instance, if you’re getting a steel door, adding windows can be a great way to let natural light into your garage and keep the black from becoming too imposing. When picking windows, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of styles and tint options in order to achieve the perfect balance between opaque black steel and transparent glass.

If you’re worried about privacy with a modern glass door, frosted or satin etched glass are good choices for letting light in while preventing passersby from peering into your home. Green, gray, or bronze tinting can also be used to add a touch of color to your black garage door.

You’ll also be able to choose where the windows should be placed on the door. Although many homeowners opt for a horizontal row of windows along the top of the door, adding a vertical column of windows along one of the sides can be a great way to make your black garage door even more distinctive. Head to our online design center to get a sense of how different panel designs, window styles and hardware types can enhance the look of a garage door.

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NationServe: America’s garage door specialists

At NationServe, we’re committed to helping Americans design their dream garage door, whether it’s a jet-black steel door with vertical placed windows or one that’s all glass with black trim or even a creation of your own! To learn more about the design and color options available for our Wayne Dalton garage doors, contact our teams in Charlotte, Colorado Springs, or any of other 16 locations around the country.