There is general agreement across the real estate and renovation industry that replacing your garage door is a cost effective way of adding value to your home, with recent US research showing a 98.3% return on investment. So, if you’re thinking of selling or you’re in the process of renovating to maintain the value of your home, you might like to consider installing a new garage door.
Improve the kerb appeal of your home
The vast majority of garages are street facing, taking up 30 – 40% of your home’s façade, which means they have a significant impact on the overall appearance of your property. For this reason, if you’re thinking about selling or renovating, the state of your garage door is something you should probably take into account. Possibly it’s looking a bit tired or dated, or not functioning as well as it should. The solution may be as easy as a service and a coat of paint, but sometimes investing in a new door is the only answer. Have a look around at the garage doors in your neighbourhood and do a bit of research into the styles that are available to find one that suits your needs. Check out our blog on ‘Choosing the right garage door for your house’ for some good advice, ensuring the door you decide on matches the style of your home and provides the functionality you require.
Increase safety & security
Clearly, installing a new garage door provides a heightened degree of safety and security to any home, and is a great selling point if you’re putting your house on the market. A new garage door from a trusted brand and installed by experienced professionals gives you the peace of mind that your door will function smoothly and is backed by a warranty in the event of any failure. There is also a range of Smart Phone Control Kits available that significantly add to the safety and security of your home, including real-time notifications on your phone when your garage door is operated, open for an extended period, when it malfunctions or needs a service. This gives you the ability to remotely control access to your garage and home, dramatically increasing the safety and security of your home and family.
Lower energy costs
Many garage doors are now available with insulation, preventing heat, cold and noise transfer from the outside to the inside of your garage and from there, into your home. Installing an insulated garage door is an excellent way to add value to your house, as it not only makes your garage and home more comfortable but also lowers your heating and cooling costs by increasing energy efficiency. And, if you’ve converted your garage or a section of it into a work space or man cave, or this is something you want to promote to potential buyers, an insulated door will always make the proposition more attractive.
While these are noticeable benefits of a new garage door, other things to think about if you’re planning to sell are updating the garage storage system, installing insulation in the ceiling for additional energy efficiency and landscaping your front yard to match the style of your house and garage.
Always do some research into the return on investment, as this is the key to how much you’re willing to spend and exactly what updates to your house and surrounds are worth investing in.
Are you in the process of selling or renovating your home and thinking about replacing your garage door? At Best Doors, we can talk you through your options to find the garage door that meets your needs and budget. Get in touch with us for a free quote via the website or call us on 1800 066 142.