Living in Calabasas puts you in a beautiful area of the San Fernando Valley that features a wide array of different architectural styles, many with Spanish or Mediterranean influence. No matter what a house is worth on the market, they all need garage doors. Naturally, the more affluent homes often have custom designs, where more modestly priced houses usually have a ready-made or semi-custom garage door. Still, many Calabasas homeowners haven't all made the connection between garage door choices and the level of curb appeal impact they actually have.

New garage door designs offer lots of great options. This makes it easy to add instant exterior improvements that carry a lot of weight in increasing any home's attractiveness, even in lower market value ranges. The one thing any realtor will tell you is to paint or upgrade the front door to increase buyer interest. Yet, many homes have the garage door and front door in full view of each other. Dressing up the entrance to the foyer only helps after they've passed the garage! Unless your garage is on another side of the house, you need to address both doors.

Homes with arched windows and doorways need different garage door design elements than those that have squared and boxy architectural features. This working with and not against the other shapes used in your home's overall design makes the garage door become one with the whole, rather than an added afterthought or a thing of utility. If standard colors don't go with the house, that doesn't make a white garage door the right one. In this situation, you're wiser to invest in a better grade door if at all possible, or paint the door to match.


When you buy quality products, there are always better benefits than with less expensive choices. This is true of just about anything we purchase today. When it comes to your garage door, buying the best quality door you can work into the budget is very wise. It will save you money and aggravation for years to come.

No one plans on needing garage door repair. Calabasas homeowners who are shopping for a new door are often more concerned with the price than how long it will give them worry-free use and beauty. You will be farther ahead at saving money with a good quality door every time. They are always made of better materials, cost less to maintain, and look great for decades. Better springs, better tracks and panels that won't dent or fall apart every time you turn around. The same is true of garage door openers, so invest wisely.

Responsible citizens are looking for ways to cut back on energy use without reducing their quality of life. A well-constructed garage door with good insulation will help to keep rooms above and around your garage more ambient in climate extremes. Just like shopping for windows to reduce your home's heating and cooling demands, the higher the R rating on your garage door, the more money you'll save every year.

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James showed up at 10am on the dot, just as the appointment called for. He replaced both my springs at a very reasonable price and serviced my door and opener while he was at it. Archway is always my go-to garage door company.Glen D.