When getting into the holiday spirit, decorating our homes tops the list. Santa is on his way, and listening to our favorite carols is music to our ears. Don’t forget that while you’re trimming your tree, you have another blank canvas — your garage door. So many possibilities are at your fingertips. Create an illusion of a winter wonderland, show off Santa’s reindeer, or deck it out in beautiful lights. If you are looking for safe but cute holiday decorations for your garage door, Action Garage Door Specialists has some ideas for you.
Vinyl Stickers and Eye-Catching Magnets
Depending on the material of your garage door, vinyl stickers or magnets are a great decorating option. Easy to use and easy on your garage door, they’re even easier to remove at the end of the season. Choose from large vinyl stickers or magnets of snowmen, reindeer, Santa and Mrs. Claus, or even the Grinch. These decorations are weather-resistant and can withstand the cold, rain, or snow.
Magnets or Vinyl Stickers?
If you have a metal garage door, it may be able to support a magnet. But, before you invest in festive garage magnets, confirm that they’ll stick. Use a magnet from your fridge for a quick test. If it stays, magnets are a decorating option! If they don’t, then vinyl stickers are the way to go.
Vinyl stickers are typically made for cars, but they work well for garage doors, too. The adhesive backing is sticky enough to stay on your door but not too overpowering that it damages the paint or material underneath. Clean your garage door before placing them. To remove, use a hairdryer to heat, and then slowly peel it off. The heat will melt the glue and make it unstick with ease.
Projector lights offer another option for decorating your driveway, garage, or a small patch of yard. They cover your garage door with snowflakes, reindeer, stars, or snowman. These projectors can be bought at any holiday decorations store and come in a wide variety of colors and designs. They allow you to open and close your garage during the day and then light it up at night.
Border Your Garage in Holiday Lights
Holiday lights have made huge innovations over the years. Colored lights, white lights, lights that imitate icicles, and so many more options are available. Bordering your garage with lights will help catch people’s attention. If you have decorated the middle with vinyl stickers or.
Remember though, when you are hanging your lights, avoid sticking the lights to any of the garage door’s mechanisms. Doing so will risk harming your lights and your garage door. Secondly, if you are hanging lights up near your roof, make sure to use light clips instead of staples or nails. This will help prevent damage to your roof or siding and make it easier to take your decorations down at the end of the season.
Words of Caution
While we love the idea of decorating your garage door for Christmas, there are several things you should avoid to protect your garage door. As your garage door is a huge investment, protecting it from damage should always be a number one concern. Having decorations up for a month while sacrificing the health of your garage door and having to pay for it an entire year does not sound like a viable option. Here are some things to keep in mind when decorating your garage door:
- Do not hang anything in the way of the door’s track or mechanical components
- When placing decorations on your garage door, stay away from creases or other areas where it would interfere with the garage door’s ability to function.
- Always thoroughly clean your garage door before placing decorations.
Our experts at Action Garage Door Specialists love the holidays and we love seeing the creative ways you decorate. If you decorate your garage door, share it on social media and be sure to tag us!