Before rejuvenating the interior of their home, many homeowners choose to revamp the exterior of the house. Although you might not think of a garage door as part of a style statement, but you might want to rethink that stance.
A nice garage door adds to curb appeal, creates a positive first impression and can have a major impact on guests and potential buyers if you’re in the market to sell your home.
The first thing you need to research is what you need in a garage door. Things like insulating properties, safety features, material durability spring designs, warranties and cost. When you know what you want and need in your new garage door, you can start having fun and look into the different door styles that best suits your new home design. You’ve got a lot of choices, so have fun with it.
Changing the look of your home is easy if your first step is changing your garage door’s color or style. Adding a window or putting windows in a distinct pattern can add light into the garage and is an effective way to dress up the facade of the house, but may not be ideal for you depending on what you need in a door.
Talk to an expert for advice in your specific case. As doors get older, they tend to bow in the middle or have other issues associated with wear and tear, like rust or worn out springs. Quite often, the best way to resolve these issues is to simply replace the door. By replacing the door, you’ll reduce the amount of maintenance you’ll need to perform.
And remember, the benefits aren’t going to just be aesthetic. By installing an insulated garage door, you can warm the interior of your garage, and reduce your heating bills, especially in rooms near the main door entrance and adjacent to the garage. If you have a room above your garage, an insulated garage door adds significantly to the comfort factor.
Additionally, if you are in the market to sell your house, a properly installed and good looking garage door can boost the value of the property, by giving potential buyers the best first impression and offers improved security. Older doors are easier to force open, but new doors come with a variety of safety and security features that will put anyone’s mind at ease.
Need an Upgrade?
Replacing your garage door is a great way to enhance the front of your house on a limited budget. Garaga doors are the industry standard for style, durability, insulation and energy efficiency.