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One of the latest home exterior design trends is utilizing dark colors. Dark colors provide a dynamic, refined look to a home’s façade, grab the eyes of passersby, and increase curb appeal! This trend also complements the modern industrial trend in home design.

Dark colors like charcoal gray are very popular on home exteriors. Dark gray colors complement almost all stone and siding, along with most neutral exterior colors with cool undertones. Charcoal gray also works well with the currently popular rustic design trend. This home looks great with an Amarr Classica collection garage door with Lucerne panel design in charcoal gray.

Victorian-style, gothic architecture often includes dark colors, so this Amarr Hillcrest collection garage door with recessed panel design in charcoal gray complements the dark gray alcove accent above the garage, as well as the roofing and second-floor siding. It also contrasts well with the white columns and window trim.

Black home exterior elements, including garage doors, became popular with modern, contemporary home design. The color black lends an air of sophistication to the exterior of a home, especially when juxtaposed with light colors. This home’s curb appeal is increased by a stylish black Amarr Olympus collection garage door with short panel design. A traditional short panel garage door in black puts a new, unexpected twist on a classic!

Amarr Aluminum Full View and MultiView garage doors are a beautiful, modern choice for contemporary homes. There are many choices for Amarr aluminum garage doors, including glass options and color options, but perhaps the most important choice is the choice between powder coating and PVDF coating.

High-performance Polyvinylidene Fluoride or PVDF finish (more commonly known as Kynar®) is a superior exterior coating for all Amarr commercial and residential aluminum door models that offers durability, long-term performance, and outstanding color capabilities. PVDF coating is also superior in many ways to its powder coat counterpart. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of PVDF.

PVDF finishes have better fade resistance, UV resistance, and corrosion resistance than powder coat finishes. Powder coat finishes have slightly better abrasion resistance, but Amarr aluminum doors in PVDF finishes also come with touch-up paint in case of slight scratches.

Amarr commercial and residential aluminum doors are available in 26 standard PVDF finish colors, as compared to 21 standard powder coat finish colors. For custom projects, custom RAL colors are also available for an upcharge. This custom color upcharge is less for PVDF finishes than for powder coat finishes.

In many areas, the weather is getting colder, and it’s time to make sure homes are winterized. Winterizing is all about preparation, so don’t forget the garage door in your winter checklist! Take about an hour to make sure the garage and garage door are ready for winter weather (and any surprises Old Man Winter may bring) with these 4 garage door winterizing tips.

Weather stripping on the garage door seals out most of the wind, cold air, and precipitation from the garage. Check the weather stripping around the door frame and at the bottom of the door to make sure it is not misshapen, cracked, or hardened. If it is, call an Amarr garage door dealer near you for assistance.

Visually inspect the cables that attach the spring system to the bottom brackets on both sides of the door. If the cables are worn and frayed, they could be in danger of breaking, which can cause injury. Cold weather can increase this risk of breakage. Do not attempt to repair or replace the cables yourself – call an Amarr garage door dealer near you to come take a look.

Checking the counterbalancing system of the garage door will make sure your springs are in working order. Perform this test by pulling the red emergency cord on the electric garage door opener to disable the opener. Next, carefully attempt to open the garage door from the inside. If it’s difficult to open, call an Amarr dealer to identify the issue and fix it for you. Click here to view a video that shows you how to safely perform this test.

The metal hardware parts of a garage door system are tough and hard-working, but these parts, including rollers, tracks, and springs, may need lubrication to keep them in tip-top shape. Clean the metal parts with a dry cloth, then apply a moderate amount of oil-based lubricant. Make sure the lubricant in use does not contain petroleum or silicone – try to use a lubricant designed for garage doors and garage door parts.