If you’re looking for an affordable home makeover project that adds a lot of value to your home, then look no further than your garage door. Your garage door is one of the largest and most noticeable areas of your home. It’s one of the first things that people notice when they drive past your home. These easy garage door makeover tips from American Veteran Garage Doors will take your home’s curb appeal to the next level.
Clean your garage door
Before you go out and spend any money on vinyl panels, garage door accents or a new garage door altogether, give your garage door cleaning. You might be surprised how dirty your garage door was after you take a pressure washer to it. After you give it a wash, you should go over your garage door to make sure that there aren’t any serious cracks or damages.
You may find that all you needed to spruce up your garage door was to blast away all of the dark dirt and grime build-up.
If you gave your garage door a power wash but it still isn’t looking as nice as you want it to be, a fresh coat of paint can help bring it back to life. Painting your garage door is a simple enough DIY job if you plan ahead of time and get the right materials.
You will need:
- Painters tape
- Paint scraper
- Sanding sponge
- Exterior paint and primer – (about a gallon or so depending on the quality of the paint. Higher quality paint may require fewer layers).
- Paintbrushes and paint rollers or a paint sprayer
Avoid painting in direct sunlight to avoid the paint drying too quickly while you are working.
Decorate for the Season
An easy garage door makeover is simply decorating your door for the holidays. Decorating your garage door is a festive way to show that you are ready for the season whether it be Halloween, Christmas, and everything in between.
Add Magnetic Hardware and Accents
A very inexpensive and easy way to take your door from plain and dull to sophisticated is by adding garage door accents. You can find magnetic garage door accents and hardware that simply stick on your garage like a refrigerator magnet. You can find these online for as low as twenty dollars and they are a breeze to install. No tools required.
Add Faux and Vinyl Windows
If once you’ve cleaned, painted, and added accents to your garage door you still feel like it’s missing something, you can add some windows! While you could always install window panels on your garage doors, adding faux and vinyl windows is less expensive and easier to do. Faux windows don’t require you to install new panels on your garage door. They just stick right on.