Add Curb Appeal & Value
The best home renovation projects should enhance your house’s beauty, functionality, and value. You can do all three when you add or replace a garage door. Investing in a new garage door not only boosts the curb appeal of your house, but it also yields the highest return on investment (ROI) of any home renovation project.
Home remodeling experts say the potential ROI on replacing a garage door is around 93%. Spending $3,000 to install or replace a garage door can raise your home’s overall resale price by approximately $2,790.
Compared to other home renovation projects, you come out considerably ahead. A typical kitchen remodel usually has a 72% ROI. A roof replacement is only a 60% ROI. With a new garage door, you’ll recover the majority of the cost of the project and add significant value to your home in the process.
When Should I Replace My Garage Door?
It may be wise to replace your garage door if it is worn out or damaged. Since the garage door dominates your home’s exterior, it impacts the overall appearance, and your entire home may appear outdated and lose value. On top of that, if your garage door is inefficient, replacing it can also make life easier for you.
How Does a New Garage Door Add Value?
A garage door replacement significantly impacts your home’s value, but some garage door features add more value than others. Here are five garage door characteristics that can increase your home’s value:
The value of your home significantly improves when you decide on a garage door replacement, but some garage door features are more valuable than others. Here are four ways garage doors can raise the value of your house:
1) Enhanced Curb Appeal
A new garage door can make your overall home look nicer when you choose the right materials and style. You can select from various materials such as steel, fiberglass, wood, and imitation wood to best match your home’s look and often get your door in a wide range of colors. You can match the color of your home or look for something more complementary.
Arched windows, doors, and other features can also add extra touches of class where needed. Ideally, your garage door’s style should match the rest of your home. A swinging steel garage door with decorative handles and iron hinges might look best for a Colonial or Victorian house. If you have a Craftsman home, double-hung wood windows will work well. For a modern or contemporary home, you may want to consider pebble glass windows and stained wood.
2) Less Need for Maintenance and Repairs
You might have noticed your old garage door needs maintenance and repairs more often than you’d like. Chance are its parts are wearing out, the paint is flaking, and there are unsightly dents and scratches. New garage doors mean lower maintenance expenses because all the components are fresh, regardless of whether you choose aluminum, steel, or imitation wood composite overlays.
3) Energy-Efficient Insulation
Many garage doors can come with insulation now and keep cool air out in winter and in during the summer. Attached garages benefit especially well from insulated garage doors. Look for garage doors with weatherstripping and a high R-value. A well-insulated door also decreases outside noise, making your garage and home quieter.
4) Safety and Security
You, your loved ones, and all prospective buyers place a high value on a garage door that can keep a home secure. Many modern garage doors come with photosensors as safety measures, preventing your door from shutting when something or someone blocks its path. The most recent models of garage door openers also include security features like rotating security codes that change each time the garage door is opened, aiding in deterring burglars. Even better, you can get updates on your devices and control your garage door remotely.
How Long Should My Garage Door Last?
As all homeowners know, everything in a home needs to be replaced at one point or another, be it a water heater, furnace, roof, or garage door.
Several factors determine the lifespan of a garage door. Weather, regular maintenance, and frequency of use can all have an effect. That said, a typical garage door should reliably last anywhere between 15 and 30 years,
The type and brand you select will also have an impact on the lifespan of your garage door. Ideally, you want a door made of the best materials available to you and one installed by professionals and possibly has a service contract attached.
Garage Door Installation By Hostetler & Askew Door
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If you’re looking to add value to your home, talk with our expert staff about ways to make your home the most it can be. Call now! 574.444.9700