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Exterior Updating: Don’t forget the garage door

When siding your home, it’s sometimes easy to overlook a giant piece of the exterior equation—the garage door.

 

You want to do justice to the look of your Midwest home, whether it’s a Colonial, craftsman or Tudor. Some homeowners choose a garage door color that blends with their home siding choice. Others choose a garage door color that will pop.

 

Whatever your preference may be, here’s a look at a few Midwest homes with different garage door design styles.

 

The siding and trim colors featured below all have the benefit of ColorPlus® Technology, a baked-on color option that resists fading from damaging UV rays. These colors are are engineered for excellent adhesion to resist peeling, cracking, chipping—all while complementing the hue of the garage.

 

Bold white garage door: This garage color matches the home’s Arctic White HardieTrim® boards. The crisp white choice seems to pop, while still complementing the rest of the home’s exterior design choices.

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Maroon meld: This Countrylane Red HardiePlank® lap siding matches the red double garage doors perfectly, which adds to a flawless flow.

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Two-toned Tudor: Along with the grayish brick, this updated Tudor is sided in two creamy siding colors, one slightly lighter than the other. The homeowner decided to use the same colors to paint and accent the garage doors.

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Brown blend: The homeowners of this Midwest updated farmhouse went with Khaki Brown HardiePlank lap siding and a creamy trim choice. The garage door color blends nicely with the siding color, for a choice that seems to meld into the background.

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Natural-wood standout: These two garage doors tastefully standout in natural wood, matching the front door. The stone and HardieShingle® siding in Gray Slate complement one another and the home’s exterior design.

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Your Midwest home can be designed simply without being simplistic. Whatever your taste, James Hardie® products can accommodate and help you to capture a timeless look that doesn’t take too much time to maintain. Just remember, whatever design choice you choose, don’t forget the garage door in the process.