If you live in Thousand Oaks, you enjoy great variety in architectural styles around town and perhaps in your very neighborhood. There is lots of warm climate influence from Spanish and the Mediterranean in the styling of many area homes. These Old World styles mingle with essentially American home designs stretching back to about 1920. Unlike many cities in our service area, here we see more unity of architecture and the garage door. Thousand Oaks residents whose property value exceeds the $1,000,000 range seem to pay closer attention to making this mesh better with the colors and design of their home. But, not always.
The division between those who see their garage doors as important to the overall look of the house from the street and the homes where discord is found varies from place to place, and it's not always that out of place white door. Sometimes, realizing that the basic white garage door is all wrong, the homeowner finds the closest in-stock color to the right one. The result is at times just as out of place as if they stuck to standard white. We see the right color door with the wrong shapes too.
OTHER BENEFITS OF GARAGE DOOR SELECTION
No matter what your home is worth in today's market, area residents have big concerns about the environment and the cost of household energy use. Installing insulated garage doors actually saves you money every month for years on end by protecting the interior rooms around or over the garage from extreme weather. Obviously, if you are using less electricity or gas to heat and cool your home, you're also reducing your carbon footprint. Something everyone should keep in mind when shopping for a new garage door.
While it's not something you will need every month, or even seasonally, the quality of the door and opener system you choose is directly connected to the need for garage door repair. Thousand Oaks calls for service due to broken springs or the garage door off track get less and less common as door quality increases. The same is true of the operating system. These types of repairs are usually a surprise and can happen at the worst time possible. Additionally, not being able to get into or out of your garage can be an emergency.
We highly recommend that all homeowners purchase the best garage door and opener for their budget. Not only will your home be more attractive and more interesting when you look beyond the basic garage door, but you'll definitely be saving money all the way around – on utilities, panel replacement, and other garage door repairs.