7 GARAGE DOOR TRIM IDEAS FOR EXTERIOR HOME UPGRADES
Working with your clients to achieve the curb appeal they want for their home is crucial for the success of any siding project, whether on a new home or for a re-side project. Beyond the look of the traditional lap siding on the home, trim must be considered during exterior home upgrades.
One area your clients may not have considered is the garage and the trim that frames it. Here, we’ll call on the expertise of Kyle Miller, Marketing and Sales Director at All Around Construction, for some unique ideas for garage door trim. Consider these options when you’re deciding on a siding look and exploring trim and siding trends for your next client’s home!
For re-siding projects, garage door trim will need to be considered if new trim is being applied in other areas of the home. The home's curb appeal will suffer slightly if some of the trim that is forward-facing, as is the case with most garages, remains older and more worn than new trim around doors and windows.
Clients may be interested in trying something new and different with their garage door trim, but Miller points out that “you don’t want to do anything drastic with this section of trim that isn’t also applied in other areas of the home.”
The state of your garage door itself matters as well, as trim draws attention to anything it frames. "I would recommend having a nice garage door installed if you plan to approach garage door trim in a unique way," Miller advises. "You'll be drawing more attention to the garage door with unique trim."
The possibilities for exterior garage door trim ideas are nearly endless with trim available in numerous colors, widths and textures. However, Miller offers a few main design ideas to discuss with your next clients. Use these as a starting point to get your ideas going:
These are just a few starting ideas for trim around a garage door’s frame. Engineered wood products like LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can help you offer your clients the endless possibilities they’ll want. Beyond offering many different sizes and textures, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding comes in 16 versatile colors that match any home’s style. “LP SmartSide trim and siding also cuts like traditional wood, so it’s very customizable,” Miller adds, which helps homeowners achieve any style. Combined with advanced durability, LP SmartSide trim is a great choice for unique garage door trim ideas.
Interested in how one (or more) of these garage door trim ideas will fit with your build's exterior style? Try them out today—along with other exterior home design trends—with our siding visualizer tool!