With the last two years ushering in a host of changes, including migrations of people from cities to suburbs, employees working from home rather than commuting and families taking the opportunity during the pandemic to perform a slew of home renovations - with most of the charge being headed by millennials - the garage door industry has also experienced evolution, primarily in the form of aesthetics, minimalism and smart home devices.
Leading garage door installation companies in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey area, in particular, have begun analyzing these changing industry trends for 2022, with businesses such as Aviya's Garage Door understanding that the more time people spend at home, the more comfortable they want it to be. To that end, Aviya's owner Sharon Merhavi says, "We get it - the more time people spend at home, the more rewarding they want that experience to be, and connecting a garage door to a Google device really isn't too much to ask in the scheme of things.
"For our customers who are thinking of upgrading their home's exterior in 2022, we have compiled a list of what we feel are some big garage door trends to keep an eye on."
For businesses like Aviyas Garage Door Repair and Installation Company, the natural aesthetics factor is becoming a major customer interest, what with people in 2022 tending to want their homes to look more earthy and natural. When it comes to garages, wood and natural-looking patterns such as paneling and barn styles are taking precedent over industrial chic; still, representatives of these garage door installation and repair businesses note that while homeowners can expect to recover up to 100-percent of their investment in a new garage door, natural wood may be out of the budget.
Aluminum, according to experts like Merhavi, can be shaped to fit any taste or aesthetic without a high price tag, allowing a garage door to be a stunning focal piece of a home - whether it lifts, rolls or swings.
Lighting, big open windows and minimal architecture is also on the rise with regard to design trends in 2022, which is why there has been an increase in homes with more artificial lighting and bigger windows - the leading Cherry Hill garage door installation and repair businesses that have been studying this data have found that garage doors with paneling and glass, combined for a minimal aesthetic, is one of the fastest-growing trends in garage door installation.
Another "distinctly millennial" trait that has been on the rise in the housing market is internet and smart device use, and this is now extending to garage door installations. According to data looked at by companies like Aviya's Garage Door, some doors require only the detection of a keycode to open without any additional effort, and they can also connect to voice platforms via Alexa, Google or Siri.
Safety is also a rapidly growing area in garage door installation circles, with experts saying 2022 will see a rise in the number of garage doors with remote smartphone capability.
"As it stands, current models of doors and openers already advise users if the garage was left open, and also include systems that activate and lock manual operation," adds Merhavi. "Indeed, with the shifts in the housing market due to (mainly) migrating millennials, 2022 is shaping up to be the perfect year to make upgrades to a home's exterior. No matter the style of garage door or the smart opener chosen, businesses like Aviya's are keeping a finger on the pulse of the industry's future."
Aviya's Garage Door is located in Cherry Hill, NJ and can be reached by calling (856) 446-5173. For more information visit https://aviyasgaragedoor.com/.
Aviya's Garage Door