Did You Know That a New Garage Door is a Smart Investment?

Read any article on best home improvement investments, and a garage door replacement consistently makes the list. According to a recent report released by RISMedia, the real estate industry’s definitive source, the average garage door installation or replacement gives a homeowner a 76% ROI. For upscale houses, the ROI is even greater at 85% putting garage doors at the top spot for 2017. Other reports have projected that garage door replacements can have up to a 91% ROI. This is impressive considering that the national average ROI for all home improvement projects is 64%.

Don’t Buy Cheap

Like anything else, with garage doors, you get what you pay for. Considering that this home component is valued more for its function than fashion, going the cheap route can reduce your ROI by as much as 50%. It can also lead to irritating repair costs and ongoing needles maintenance – something that would turn a prospective home buyer down the road.

Your best bet is to go as upscale as possible on your garage door. When looking at the cost vs. value, an ‘upscale’ door has the following qualities:

●      16’ x 7’ Dimensions

●      Contains opener tracks

●      4-section roll-up door

●      Preferred material: high tensile grade steel.

●      R-12 insulation

●      Pinch-resistant panels

●      Insulated glass windows

Key Elements of a Successful Garage Door Remodel

Style cohesion. Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking that their garage door should ‘stand out’. Thus, the result is a door that stands out, but not in the way it was intended. When creating a conceptual design for the garage door, consider how it will match the rest of the home exterior. The goal should be to achieve a cohesive design that is seamless. This includes all the fine details.