As people refrain from going out during the pandemic, America's garages are being reimagined as entertainment spaces to host small groups of family and familiar friends.
A conveniently large, flexible and airy room, the garage can enable social distancing by allowing guests to "spread out" with extra seating and still enjoy good times together.
With a little creativity and provisioning, the garage becomes a natural place to host guests outside of the home's main living areas, while still providing shade from direct sun as well as shelter from unexpected weather. It’s where you can stage food and beverages, and protect electronics that jam your party music or house your band if so inclined.
If you're feeling a garage get-together in your future, consider some of our newest developments in garage door and opener technology. Beyond the acclaim you'll gain from guests as they pause to admire the updated appearance of your garage (ahh, the curb appeal!), you'll find great satisfaction in knowing that your new Raynor garage door will do what it's supposed to do – open or close safely and reliably – when you press the button, safeguarding your family and guests.
Did you know? A new garage door provides more than 94% payback on average when you sell your home. It's a better return than nearly all other popular remodeling projects. And that's not just idle party gossip.
What's new from Raynor to help your future get-togethers be a great success?
MyQ® Wi-Fi Enabled Openers
Garage doors are quickly becoming one of the most popular additions to smart home control technology. With any of our MyQ enabled openers, you can easily open and close the door remotely with your mobile device as well as by voice with smart devices such as Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Home. There are many other cool things you can do with the MyQ app as well.
Explore all the choices for Raynor garage door openers, including our newest Sentinel™ model featuring a built-in security camera to help you keep an eye on all your partygoers, invited as well as uninvited.
For That Guy Who Always Says "Knock on Wood"
There's nothing like the look and feel of wood in garage door design. It's where the industry started and is still a favorite of many. Depending upon the architectural effect you are going for, you might check out the many new choices available in materials that offer the appearance of wood with much easier maintenance and longer lasting performance.
Your local Raynor dealer can suggest wood finish materials that will do a fantastic job, easily outlasting real wood doors and requiring far less maintenance. That's more party time for you.
Check out these new wood finish door designs:
- Woodgrain composite on steel
- Woodgrain textured steel (with improved textures and broader range of finishes)
- Woodgrain vinylboard trim on steel (especially of interest if you like Carriage House and other overlay styling)
Through Richards-Wilcox, our affiliate company in Canada, Raynor Dealers also offer a hybrid door with real wood panels on steel. This rugged sandwich construction provides greater structural stability with less chance of warping as is possible over time with solid wood doors.
For Party Venues With An Amazing View
When it gets a little chilly and it's time to close your garage door, you can keep everyone comfortable inside while still giving them an unobstructed view of the great outdoors. Raynor's StyleView™ and AlumaView™ framed glass panel doors are particularly distinctive choices for any garage that can be made better with natural light and clean, contemporary styling.
Explore the newest architectural glass choices, also greatly expanded recently. Raynor can configure different combinations of anodized frame colors and finishes along with your selection of glass in clear, tinted, satin, smoked and other configurations including low-E insulated glass.
Is your garage ready for the country's "reopening," when it will be safe once again to invite friends over? While we look forward to that time, be sure to call your Raynor Dealer for a professional safety inspection of your current door and opener. And if it is determined that you really need to replace that equipment, there is no one more qualified and prepared to give you a great deal on an upgrade.
Garage entertainment photos courtesy of LessThanPerfectLifeOfBliss.com.