Trending: Modern and Contemporary Styles
By: Randy Oliver
The garage door is no longer just a functional necessity for the home. It has become a distinct architectural feature that adds curb appeal, style and value. In many homes the garage door can represent as much as 40% of the front elevation of the home.
There is a national trend toward modern and contemporary style garage doors that complement today’s contemporary style homes. Garage door manufacturers have capitalized on this trend by creating extremely attractive and diverse garage door styles and designs. Many of the new homes in San Antonio have a contemporary style, including several featured in this year’s Parade of Homes.
Wayne-Dalton Garage Doors
“At Dale Sauer Homes we are always looking for what’s new in the market that we can share with our homeowners,” says Debbie Sauer of Dale Sauer Homes. “As we began designing our 2017 Parade of Homes house for the Canyons at Scenic Loop, we knew we wanted to focus on a contemporary-modern exterior with the windows and garage doors complementing each other. During our search for the perfect garage door, we discovered the Wayne-Dalton 9600 Insulated Steel Back garage door in the Contemporary Panel Design, and we fell in love with it! We opted for the satin edge privacy glass with the windows in the vertical column position. This design offered flexibility that fit perfectly on a single door as well as a double door. These new and cutting edge designs for garage doors are a big hit! Thank you, Wayne-Dalton!”
In addition to Wayne-Dalton’s 9600 Contemporary Panel Design with vertical windows, the company developed a unique frameless glass door called Luminous. This one-of-a-kind garage door is striking in appearance and is available with opaque white, opaque black, mirrored gray, mirrored bronze, and translucent black glass.
Clopay Garage Doors
Brian Box with Ashton Custom Homes stated, “At this year’s Parade of Homes we chose to use the Clopay Contemporary Modern Steel garage doors with frosted windows by HollywoodCrawford to stay consistent with the transitional architectural style. We felt it was important that the garage door blend perfectly and harmoniously with the home since it represents up to 40% of the right side look and feel.”
Clopay Garage Doors showed off several new contemporary and modern style garage doors at this year’s National Association of Home Builders’ show in Orlando. Some of the new styles exhibited were in their Canyon Ridge Modern Series Collection with aluminum inlays, horizontal planks, and frosted and reed glass.
Partners in Building chose to use the Clopay Avante Full View Aluminum garage doors with black anodized frames and frosted glass for a very sleek and modern look on their Parade home this year. Full view aluminum garage doors, which were once only used for service stations and fire stations, have become extremely popular not only in the garage but also to separate the inside living space from the outside.
Return on Investment
Upscale garage doors not only add curb appeal and value to new custom homes, but according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Cost Versus Value Report, an upscale garage door has the highest return on investment over any other home remodeling project, both nationally and in San Antonio. According to the report, in San Antonio an upscale garage door replacement will recoup 91.8% of its cost.
For more information on modern and contemporary style garage doors or any style of garage door, please contact Hollywood-Crawford Door Co. at 210-494-3434 or visit their showroom at 11234 Gordon Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216. You can also check out the company’s website at www.hollywoodcrawford.com. Hollywood-Crawford Door Co. has been serving the San Antonio area for 70 years and is the only IDEA Accredited Garage Door Dealer in the San Antonio area.