Let’s face it, your garage door is huge. It could be the most important architectural feature in your home. It can also make the home look less appealing if it isn’t looking its best. There’s good news! It’s easier than you think to increase curb appeal by replacing or improving your garage door. Remodeling magazine’s 2018 study found that a garage door with a beautiful appearance can bring a 98.3% return. This figure is 22.6% higher than the 2013 report.
Remodeling’s annual Cost-vs.-Valu Report “compares 21 popular remodeling projects across 149 markets with the value these projects retain for resale within 100 U.S. markets.”
Clopay, North America’s largest residential garage door manufacturer, collaborated with an independent research company to “gauge Realtor perceptions” in January 2018. This was to determine whether the appearance of the garage door played a role in the homes’ listing prices. Agents agree that home buyers won’t go in if they don’t like the appearance of the garage from the street. A majority of Realtors believe that a garage door sells homes faster than a traditional one, and more than 80% agree that it can affect a home’s value.
However, not every door is the right fit. According to Realty Times, the return on investment from a garage door depends on many factors. It is important that the design of the door complements your home’s decor.
Let’s look at these stats and see how we can transform the garage door.
A coat of paint may be all that is needed to make your steel or wooden door look better. For a very low price, painting can be completed in a matter of minutes. Select the right product to match your door’s material. This article will give you some ideas on how to match the paint in your home without having to take a sample.
Kits for Restoration
Restoring the garage door’s finish is another way to make it more functional. GarageSkins are wood veneers which attach to steel doors using strong rare-earth magnets. They are made from real wood and add warmth to your home. You can also add windows. Sounds hard? They’re Household Essential magnets. These magnetic panels are affordable and easy to install. You can also renew the luster of a vinyl door with Everbrite Protective Coating.
A new garage door can cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. This single door in a classic style is $377. A double door in the same style is available for $711. The price rises by $279 when you add windows. This double carriage-style door is $3,648. You want to preserve the style and value of your home. Don’t forget to pay the installation fee. Installing the door yourself is not recommended. You will need to pay anywhere from $400 to $500 to have it professionally installed.
New doors are a large investment. Before you make the decision to invest, take time to research and review these 10 tips.
Garage Doors You Can Build
You might consider building your own door if you are a skilled DIYer. You can make your own carriage house-style garage door with a standard hardboard base for a fraction of what a factory door costs.
This tutorial will help you install your door, whether you build it yourself or buy one.
Maybe your garage door isn’t working as it should. This is the perfect time to have your garage door checked.