Following a four-year run in Las Vegas, the NAHB International Builders’ Show returned to Orlando, Fla. in 2017.
With over a half million square feet of exhibits, the show is best described as eye-candy for your home.
Whatever the category, kitchen and bath, roofing, flooring, paint, windows or doors, this was the place to not only see it, but walk away saying, “I want that!”
A dynamic duo for a contemporary exterior, the complementing Clopay garage door and entry door feature the same sleek glass design and bold custom paint color.
Visitors to the Clopay booth got a sneak peek at the new Canyon Ridge Modern Series, and saw fresh color and design ideas for some of our most-popular garage door and entry door models.
Here’s how Clopay doors fit into the hottest home design trends we saw at IBS 2017.
More Modern? Yes, Please!
Call it what you will – contemporary, modern, Mid-Century, or minimalistic. Home products with clean lines and more glass are in demand, and Clopay’s new modern garage door designs fill a longstanding void in the market.
Clopay’s new Canyon Ridge Modern Series garage doors are constructed of an insulated, faux wood composite material that won’t rot, warp or crack. The low-maintenance cladding can be stained to match other natural wood elements on the exterior.
The Canyon Ridge full view door has wider stiles and rails than Clopay’s Avante Collection aluminum garage door but it still has large expanses of glass to let daylight into the garage and enhances the open concept feel of contemporary home plans.
More Mixing, Less Matching.
“Matchy-matchy” is out. Layering textures is in.
From mixing materials – such as metal and wood – to combining contrasting colors – like black and white – it’s easier to get creative with product pairings to add visual interest and dimension to your home exterior.
Clopay Canyon Ridge Modern Series faux wood garage door, Clear Cypress cladding with aluminum inlays in a Medium stain finish.
Close-up detail showing the realistic grain pattern and texture of the Clear Cypress composite cladding material mixed with brushed aluminum inlays.
A horizontal plank door becomes more interesting when you add the contrasting texture of smooth frosted glass. Mahogany faux wood cladding in a Walnut stain finish.
The Fixer Upper Effect
Modern may be the style du jour but the influence of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” style maven Joanna Gaines was also evident in many products we saw at the show, including our own.
A dark gray custom stain finish gave two of our best-selling doors a dose of rustic wow and sparked attendees’ imaginations for new possibilities.
Canyon Ridge Collection Limited Edition Series faux wood carriage house garage door, Design 12 with REC13 windows. Clear Cypress cladding with Mahogany overlays. Custom gray stain.
Close-up detail of the stained composite cladding on the Clopay Canyon Ridge Collection Limited Edition Series carriage house garage door. The decorative hardware gives the illusion that it swings open, but the doors roll up and down.
Clopay Craftsman Collection woodgrain fiberglass entry door system with Clarion windows and sidelights. The custom gray stain finish complements the Canyon Ridge Collection carriage house garage door.
Close-up detail of the Craftsman Collection fiberglass entry door. The rectangular shape of the windows complements the size and shape of the Canyon Ridge Collection garage door windows.
“These doors have been available for about 6 years and have become a mainstay of in the Clopay booth because they are best-selling models,” says Clopay Sr. Product Manager Justin Evans. “Showing them in a new color that is on trend with what builders and homeowners are seeing on TV and on websites like Houzz and Pinterest made them feel like a new product. It breathed new life into an old favorite.”
Energy Efficiency Everywhere in the House
As homeowners look for more ways to save energy costs, every feature of a house is carefully considered including the garage – especially if it’s attached and there is living space next to or above it.
Clopay Modern Steel Collection 18.4 R-value insulated garage door on the BUILDER magazine/Taylor Morrison NEXTadventure home. Grooved panel style, custom window layout, built-in WindCode reinforcement.
Clopay’s Intellicore polyurethane insulation offers R-values up to 20.4, depending on the garage door model, and will help keep the garage more comfortable year-round.
More Door Choices
A common thread in all Clopay doors is customization – whether it’s size, material, insulation, window design and placement, paint color or stain finish.
Custom doesn’t always mean more expensive. Depending on the design, Clopay’s Modern Steel Collection delivers high style at an affordable price.
People want to put their personal stamp on their project. Clopay’s Color Blast custom paint program broadens the palette from a few colors to thousands.
Clopay Smooth Fiberglass Collection entry door system with Clarion Reed glass windows. Custom Color Blast paint color – Sherwin Williams Earthen Jug.
To add contrast and drama homeowners are gravitating toward darker colors inside and out.
Phil Kean designed a black louvered Reserve Wood Collection custom garage door to go with the large plantation style exterior shutters on the 2017 New American Remodeled Home.
Reserve Wood Collection custom series door constructed in Meranti with custom black stain finish.
Contact a local Clopay dealer for more information and pricing on the doors we featured at the 2017 International Builders’ Show.
Read more about the IBS show home projects featuring Clopay garage doors including the BUILDER NEXTadventure home, the 2017 New American Home, and the 2017 New American Remodeled Home.
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