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CMS Demo is a locally owned and operated business located in beautiful Calais, Maine. We service Washington, Hancock and Penobscot Counties, including, but not limited to, Bangor, Machias, Jonesport, Ellsworth, Lincoln and Baileyville.

Our business specializes in the professional sales, installation and repair service of residential and commercial garage doors, entry doors and garage door openers. We are dedicated to offering the highest quality products and services at affordable prices.

We offer and extensive selection of high-quality Clopay® doors, as well as LiftMaster® electric operators, remotes and accessories. Whether it is a large commercial installation or a replacement garage door for your home, our service is second to none.

Please browse our site and contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to assisting you.


Should Your Garage Door Match Your Front Door?

11/15/2021

No matter the size of the home, the garage door and front door are major players in a home’s exterior. Homebuyers and homeowners alike will have eyes drawn to these spaces. With much attention being focused here begs the question - should you match your garage door to your front door? Luckily, we have taken the time to research the topic and here’s what we found.

Matching the Garage Door to the Entry Door

Whether you’re looking to replace your garage door or entry door, it’s recommended to do both at the same time. Going back to elementary school, complementary colors are complementary colors for a reason. You want your garage door and your front door to complement each other whether they match or not.

Reasons to match:

  • Increase curb appeal. If your home has other focuses such as a unique exterior, you want those facets to draw the eye instead of your doors.
  • Cohesion. It’s natural to want things to come in pairs, and the doors are no different. Matching your garage door and front door can create a welcoming exterior. Depending on several factors, this can make them “pop” from the home or divert attention to another focal point.

Reasons not to match:

  • Make a statement with your front door. A bland exterior or small garage would be perfect for a bold front door.
  • Make your entryway your focal point. Statement colors such as red, yellow, or blue attract attention to the entryway and deflect it from other details of the exterior.

Considerations When Deciding

Above all, consider the differences between colors, material, and design. If there are small changes in any of such, it can throw off the exterior appeal of your home.

Style and Exterior Design

As a golden rule, don’t mix styles. If you’re considering a garage door with clean lines such as the Modern Steel or Avante a front door with rounded lines or a farmhouse style would clash. Consistency is key when it comes to the style of the doors.

Material

Majority of garage doors and entry doors will be made of wood, steel, or aluminum. Each type has its strengths, but the decision will come down to your specific needs and preferences. Similar to style, the material will show inherent differences in the aesthetic of your home and it’s important to keep them the same unless you’re able to pull off a faux look.

Color

The primary color of your exterior will begin to point you in the right direction. First, we don’t recommend the primary color of your exterior match your garage door and front door. Use various shades within a color palette. Remember to rely on the complementary color rule.

Take advantage of a visualization tool to see how a new garage door and entry door would look on your home.

Ask the Experts at Encore Overhead Doors

Deciding for or against matching your garage door to your front entry door is always in the eye of the beholder, but upgrading these in tandem is a great way to boost curb appeal without spending thousands on renovations.

Whether you’re in the market for a new garage door and entry door or just looking to repaint, reach out to the experts at Encore Overhead Doors. We have styles to raise the appeal of your home and the ability to stay within budget. Give us a call and let us know how we can help.