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As times change, so do the design preferences and demands of homeowners. In 2017, a few popular garage door trends have developed nationwide.

The first is making a garage door a statement item on a home’s façade, rather than building it to blend with the rest of a home’s exterior design. Because the garage door is often the largest item in the front of a house, building it to stand out from others on the block can be a key move to increase your home’s value and unique character when compared with other homes nearby. But this doesn’t mean deviating from a cohesive color scheme or set of design elements that pull your home’s aesthetic together; instead, homeowners are opting for key accents, whether it’s a pop of color or a unique arch or shaped feature, on the garage door to help it make a statement from the curb.

Modern homeowners are also looking to invest in various materials for their garage doors. Whether it’s opaque glass, refinished wood, steel, or something more unique, going beyond a standard garage door design can do wonders for your home’s presence in the neighborhood and add to your investment.

Homeowners should also consider the type of garage door that isn’t just used to hide what’s inside. A common interior design trend lies in utility, and using space for multiple purposes. If you treat your garage as more than a place to park the car, you may want to consider various features and design elements when choosing a garage door that’s more visible and may serve more than one purpose beyond moving up and down on command.

Since we’re living in the digital age, garage doors with ‘smart’ capabilities are also increasingly attractive to homeowners. Whether it’s a feature to help you park the car or a hands-free mechanism to open and close the garage door, keeping these potential features in mind may lead to a design decision you never would have considered before!

Last, insulated doors are key to improving energy efficiency in the home, at least when it comes to the garage space. More and more homeowners are opting for insulated doors or adding insulation to their current garage doors in order to save energy and lower their environmental impact. There’s nothing like doing good for your investment while also doing some good for the planet too.

At ProLift Garage Doors, we offer a wide variety of doors with various features to fit the needs of every homeowner. Whatever you’re looking for in a garage door, our experts will be able to find one that suits your needs and your budget. Give ProLift a call today to schedule a consultation or access our full catalogue of new garage doors.