Your Garage Door Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel for your next home project? Think again. According to the 2022 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling magazine and Zonda Media, exterior home improvement projects provide the greatest return on investment (ROI) year after year. In fact, updating your home’s exterior with a new garage door is the biggest return on your investment. The report estimates that, on average, homeowners who replace their garage door see a whopping 93.3% cost recouped on resale, the highest among all replacement projects. Since 2010, garage door replacements have consistently ranked among the top five household renovation investments.

Replacing your outdated or damaged garage door with a new, customized door gives your home a unique curb appeal that attracts potential buyers and makes the neighbors jealous. According to the National Association of REALTORS, “Homes with high curb appeal tend to sell for an average of 7% more than similar houses with an uninviting exterior.”

Tips for Choosing the Right Garage Door for Your Home
Select a garage door material that fits your lifestyle.
Location, climate and building codes are just a few factors to consider when determining which type of garage door is right for your home. The garage doors in our collections come in steel, wood, aluminum and fiberglass. These four materials are strong, durable and unique.

  • Steel is the most popular material for garage doors and requires the least amount of maintenance. While the other materials are considered a sleeker curb appeal upgrade, steel is the prime option for durability and performance. Our steel doors are layered with polyurethane or polystyrene insulation. As an added benefit to the insulation, the extra foam layer reduces noises that can possibly be heard inside.

Homeowners that prefer wood garage doors over other materials appreciate them for their natural look. Wood gives a timeless appearance to numerous architectural layouts through custom stain options, and elegant raised and recessed panels. The garage door can be refinished to complement any changes made to the home exterior over time.

  • Aluminum garage doors feature sleek full-view glass panels and a unique curb appeal. The surfaces of aluminum garage doors are highly customizable for a contemporary aesthetic appeal and their resistance to corrosion is a significant benefit to homeowners. Overhead Door™ brand constructs doors with durability and security in mind. Customers choose between five glass options that allow a variety of light infiltration and offer privacy for their garage.
  • Fiberglass garage doors are a great option if you are seeking a natural wood feel without the higher maintenance of wood. Their durability makes these garage doors ideal for homeowners living in extreme climates. Our faux wood garage doors meet the design needs of wood with the strength and durability of steel. In other words, it’s the best of both worlds.

Choosing a material is a key factor in curb appeal, but the style of the garage door should complement your home’s exterior as well. Choose a style that matches your home’s aesthetic for maximum curb appeal. It’s always best to choose a style that fits the architecture of your home.

Regarding home resale value, first impressions make all the difference. Home buyers won’t bother to go inside if they don’t like the way the house looks from the curb. Attract potential home buyers with an aesthetically appealing garage door design that complements the home’s overall architecture. Once replaced, your new garage door will improve the curb appeal of your home and potentially help sell your home faster.

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