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Add Instant Curb Appeal With Magnetic Garage Door Hardware

by Household Essentials • July 30, 2019
Whether you’re trying to sell your house or just want to give it a bit of a spruce, magnetic garage door hardware is an affordable and easy way to instantly upgrade the look of your garage door and, in turn, your home.  
Magnetic garage door hardware is typically available in the form of decorative garage accents, such as handles or hinges, or magnetic faux garage windows. The handles and hinges are especially popular for those homeowners trying to achieve the look of a rustic country carriage house, as this hardware instantly imparts the look of a traditional carriage door. Though they look like rustic hammered metal, these accents are actually made of high-quality, durable, UV-resistant plastic, allowing them to be lightweight while still lending the look of real metal. The magnets in each piece are strong enough to withstand harsh winds and rains, though if they do happen to shift a little, they’re easy to slide right back into place—that’s the beauty of magnets.
Many homeowners choose to pair the magnetic hardware with faux windows, if their current garage door does not have windows. These faux windows are actually high-quality, UV-resistant rectangular magnet sheets. The magnets can be placed in groups of four to imitate the look of a four-pane window. The magnets can also be cut down or trimmed to achieve the effect of different window shapes, such as a rounded top or sunburst window.
If your garage door already has windows, you can still add curb appeal with the magnetic hardware accents. If your garage door does not have windows, you might choose to pair the magnetic faux windows with the magnetic hardware.
So, other than giving your garage door a different look, what are the advantages of using magnetic garage door hardware instead of the real thing? Well, there are a few.
Save money
Obviously, faux magnetic hardware and windows are going to cost significantly less than the real deal. For less than $20, you can make a subtle but notable difference in the appearance of your garage door and home. And if you decide later that you don’t like the look, the windows and hardware are easy to remove and haven’t damaged your door.
Save time
In addition to a significantly lower cost, faux garage door hardware takes much less time to install, and, unlike real garage door installations, you can easily do it yourself. Installing the faux hardware yourself saves you time and saves you the cost of hiring someone else to install or replace your garage door.
Save your warranty (and your lease)
Even if you decide to buy real hardware and cut some costs by installing it yourself, making any permanent alterations to your garage door will, in pretty much every case, void your garage door’s warranty, which could spell trouble for you down the line, especially if you’re trying to sell your home. If you’re renting, you can rest easy knowing you can simply and easily remove your faux garage door hardware as soon as your lease is up without having damaged your garage door.

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