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by Christine Stander

It’s been said over and over again that form follows function, but is that necessarily always the case?

The garage door has gone from being an object of function to an object that could very well define your home. More and more people in the US are spending more on the garage door as it’s not just functional anymore; it’s now a leading design feature of the home.

Form

Home owners have started to increase the spend on their garage doors as its surpassed mere functionality and has become a proud design feature of the home. The amount spent per square foot on garage doors has gone up more than any other room or part of the house. This is emphasized by the act that Architects are now turning to lead garage door suppliers and installers for advice to include the most popular garage door designs as part of their draft plans.

Function

The garage door is the largest moveable appliance in your home. It’s not just about how it looks, but how it works. Or at least it should be.

The garage door is used to access homes more than the main entry door of US homes. This of course made popular after the creation of automated garage doors, where most home owners could conveniently drive right into their garage without having the hassle of stepping out of their car and manually lifting the heavy door.

Home owners no longer have to sacrifice convenience for beauty. At the touch of a button, an automatic opener opens your garage door and allows you to drive through and step into your home via an inter-leading doorway.

Style

With the amplified interest in turning the garage door into a design feature, the need to custom design garage doors have also increased. Discerning homeowners take much pride in having this option available to them.

There are many different styles of garage doors to choose from. One also does not always have to custom design from scratch as most pre-styled doors may be adjusted here and there to allow for a more unique look and feel.