Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal With A New Garage Door

Whether you’re considering selling your house or simply want to freshen up your home’s exterior, you can’t go wrong with installing a new garage door.
In fact, this project consistently ranks high on Remodeling magazine’s Cost v. Value report. Data from the 2010-11 survey indicates that 83.9 percent of your replacement costs can be recouped from the boost in your home’s resale value.
If you want to replace your garage door but remain budget-conscious, consider a mid-range door, classified by Remodeling magazine as “uninsulated, single-layer, embossed steel with two coats of baked-on paint, galvanized steel hinges and nylon rollers.”
As with any project, however, splurge-worthy items are definitely available. You could opt for a mostly glass garage door to add eye-catching appeal (although we’re not sure about the security aspects of this design.)

For a more traditional aesthetic, try a wood, carriage-like door. Glass and wrought-iron trim are available for a truly luxurious product.
And if you prefer something that’s more sustainable and eco-friendly, consider a door made of wood composite. You can easily change the color with a coat of primer and paint, making these a versatile option if you’d like the freedom to periodically change the color of your door.
Are you planning on replacing your garage door soon? If so, what type and brand are you considering?
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  • Pitter Kelvin

    I do not have any doubt that garage door can boost home price. We know that this is frontal part of our home and naturally when someone will come to our home he must see garage door. First look makes an impression about anything, so garage door will increase impression of a home. I am sure only garage door can increase house value at least 5%. Thanks for this informative article.