A custom garage door instantly adds a new & improved look to your home. No matter if you’ve installed a wood, faux wood, copper, glass, aluminium or steel custom garage door, there’s no doubt you’ve transformed the appearance and value or your property.
But what if there was a way to make your custom garage door look even better? Architectural landscape lighting can make your custom door look bigger, bolder and even more beautiful! Architectural landscape lighting can highlight every contour and aspect of your custom garage door, no matter how intricate or grandiose! Plus, it’s the perfect way to “shine a spotlight” on the most viewed AND heavily-trafficked portion of your property. Architectural landscape lighting can highlight every contour and aspect of your custom garage door, no matter how intricate or grandiose! Plus, it’s the perfect way to “shine a spotlight” on the most viewed AND heavily-trafficked portion of your property!
Architectural landscape lighting can highlight every contour and aspect of your custom garage door, no matter how intricate or grandiose! Plus, it’s the perfect way to “shine a spotlight” on the most viewed AND heavily-trafficked portion of your property!
Benefits of Adding Lighting To A Custom Garage Door
Aside from the obvious aesthetic improvement, there are several other benefits associated with adding architectural landscape lighting to a custom garage door, including:
- Added property value
- Added curb appeal
- Brighter walkways and pathways for family & friends
- Extra security whether home & away
Quite simply, even just a little bit of lighting can go a long way!
Architectural Landscape Lighting Ideas
Do you need some inspiration for lighting brightening up your custom garage door? Hopefully these examples provide a spark!
Uplighting is among the more popular — if not the MOST popular — architectural landscape lighting options for garage doors. The uplighting effect is created by placing light fixtures on a door, driveway or walkway and pointing them up. Uplighting is an excellent way to highlight any custom garage door.
The reverse of uplighting, downlighting uses the same light fixtures, but they are pointed downward. The downlighting effect can be created by placing the fixtures just above or to the sides of your garage door. Downlighting can be a brilliant addition to darker doors, especially those made of copper, wood or faux wood.
Backlighting is a bold way to get the eyeballs of passersby on your garage doors. As the name suggests, the backlighting effect is created by using lighting fixtures to illuminate your garage door from the back or inside of your garage. Backlighting is designed to create a glowing effect on the center or edges of your door.
Backlighting is ideal for translucent or transparent custom garage doors, such as those made of glass or fiberglass.
Frontlighting produces the opposite effect of backlighting, as your garage will be illuminated using light fixtures in front of the door. Though typically used for in yards for gardens, flowerbeds, trees, cacti and other desert landscapes, frontlighting can also be employed for your garage door.
No matter what style you choose, you may also want to consider specialty lights, such as motion sensor or “dusk to dawn” lights for extra safety and security. And if your lights will be exposed to the elements or if you live in an area with harsh weather conditions, be sure that you install wet rated lights, which can be directly exposed to wind and rain. There’s also damp rated lights, which are designed to be used in covered areas.
Meanwhile, low-voltage LED lighting is both energy and financially prudent. Low voltage lights are generally easier to install AND will consume less energy, potentially saving you big on energy costs.
Also keep in mind that architectural landscape lighting doesn’t have to be limited to your custom garage door. In fact, adding lighting to other spots on your home, such as windows, overhangs, pathways, gardens, doors & doorways, can further accent or illuminate your garage door!
As you can see, adding exterior lighting to your property is more than just a bright idea. If you really want to get the most out of your custom garage door, consider adding architectural landscape lighting!
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