In our previous two blogs we talked about some of the upgrades you can make to your home in order to make it look even better after you’ve installed TruLog’s metal siding that looks like wood. We told you how new porch railings, decks, and furniture can make your home look even more like a real log home, and in the most recent blog we discussed the excellent look you can get with a metal roof that complements our steel log siding.
The cabin siding we provide will cover a huge portion of your home, including all exterior walls. Even so, what many people fail to think about is the garage door. Some houses are built with exterior garages, others have garages around to the side. But some recent housing trends have homes built in such a way that the garage door takes up one-third and up to one-half of the front of the home!
No matter where your garage is, you’ll still want to find the best way to make it match the rest of your home. While our siding that looks like wood isn’t meant to be installed on garage doors, you have options. Let’s take a look at them.
While TruLog steel log siding is an excellent investment, we understand that it’s still a sizeable outlay of money. That’s why we offer this first choice, which allows you to make your garage door look great for the cost of a can of paint. Once you’ve installed your steel log siding, simply paint the garage door a similar color to the cabin siding you’ve chosen.
Paint It (With Style!)
Painting your garage door is an excellent and easy option. If you purchased our cedar log siding and have some artistic inclinations, you can purchase secondary colors to match the tri-color look of cedar wood.
Wood Garage Doors
Wood garage doors are often seen as an upgrade to traditional garage doors and are often reserved for very specific styles of homes. Wood garage doors can look great and are excellent insulators for your garage, but unfortunately they require more maintenance than a traditional garage door. You’re probably here at TruLog because you’re the kind of person who enjoys next-to-no log home maintenance; it’s likely you’ll want to avoid the wooden garage doors unless you want to baby them over the years.
Steel Garage Doors That Look Like Wood
If it’s time to replace your garage doors due to time, wear, and tear, your best option might be steel garage doors that look like wood. You’ll get the low maintenance that accompanies our metal log siding and get a great look to boot.
Like we said, simply painting your garage door is the simplest way to make it match metal siding panels from TruLog. It’s simple and it looks good. But the other options can really make your house look great as well. In the end, it’s up to you and your budget. Pick the look of your siding, then make the garage match!