How A Garage Door Adds Value and Style To Your Home
The garage might not seem like much to the average homeowner. It is a place to store automobiles, extra supplies, and another entrance to your home. Rarely is the overhead door company that installed the current garage door on speed dial or known on a first name basis. But perhaps they should be! Aside from protecting cars and acting as a secure entrance to your home, the garage door provides real value in any property owner’s eyes.
In fact, nearly three-quarters of homeowners who recently installed a new garage door believe it increased the value of their home. A garage door is not only a practical addition necessary for storing cars or creating a secure space for extra assets but an essential component of a modern home to sell on the open market or cherish for a lifetime. It is one of those components that when it is gone (and substituted with a carport or empty driveway) it is sorely missed. Or when it is done poorly (too small, or shoddy construction), you’d wish it was gone.
By consulting with an overhead door company, especially one that installs new garage door openers or doors, you’ll be adding real value to your home in ways that you can see. Far from simply opening and closing to gain entrance to your home, you’ll be increasing a property’s value seemingly overnight with quality construction, not just cosmetics. It truly is a win-win situation for any homeowner interested in improving their life and property.
Curb Appeal Translates Into Real Value
In the real estate market, homes are often marketed as having “curb appeal,” which is another way of saying they appeal to a prospective buyer before they even step foot inside them. Depending on who you ask, it can either be a positive accessory or a sign of doom to come. Buyers must be careful about how the outside of a house looks and that it doesn’t cover up maintenance issues and later headaches related to the interior. Since a garage door can be utilized and opened easily, it is one of those “curb appeal” accessories that can quickly build a positive experience for future home buyers.
Even if you are not interested in ever selling your home, there is no downside to having great overhead doors that add to your curb appeal. Eventually, curb appeal does translate into real value, which could help you in other ways. Research findings in REMODELING magazine’s 2018 Cost vs. Value Report indicated that spending $3,470 for an upscale garage door replacement can yield an estimated $3,411 at resale. Additionally, in 46 of the 100 individual markets, an upscale garage door replacement actually recoups more than 100% of its cost.
Adding to this “curb appeal” that translates into real value is important for the overall value of your home and building equity. This is why you want to consult the correct overhead door company to either replace or install a new garage door. By having a quality company that does it, you’ll be guaranteed that trained garage door contractors will perform the job well.
Another Secure Door for Your Home
The overhead door company you choose may also end up being the unsung heroes of your home security. After the front door, the garage door is one of the most sought after entry points in home break-ins. Since criminals and thieves know that garage doors tend to be unsecured, outdated, and lack other security measures, they are easy break-in targets. Sometimes they are subject to technological manipulation, especially if they do not have rolling code technology.
By replacing your garage door with a modern equivalent, you will be protecting a vital area of your home while also being able to take advantage of technology upgrades. Some garage doors now include camera systems and other sensors to help alert you to who’s in your home and when your door last opened. Some will even let you close your garage door remotely from your smartphone, thousands of miles away. These improved garage doors provide not just functionality, but peace of mind as well.
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