What’s one thing that almost always comes alongside selling your house: home improvements. Some home improvements, or renovations, such as plumbing repairs, making sure foundation is secure, and checking on electrical wiring, are absolutely necessary. But what about the pieces that aren’t as necessary, like sprucing up kitchens or installing new light fixtures? These types of changes are meant to up the value on your home, and one of the most important parts of your home when it comes to selling is the exterior.
Today, let’s focus on the importance of a garage door, how much it costs to replace it, and is it worth doing if you’re selling your house.
We all know the fundamental importance of a garage door: safety, security, and practicality. But on another level, a garage door is an aesthetic piece. Combine aesthetics and practicality and you have something worth focusing on. Installing a modern garage door is a great front door curb appeal idea because it’s one of the first things that people see when they’re viewing your home from either a photo or in person. Additionally, garage doors take up a lot of space on a house and, if your current one is old or outdated, then a new one is even more important. When it comes to selling, don’t neglect the pieces that are the most visible.
The Cost Associated
Like most things in life, the cost of a garage door is going to vary dependent on its material, functionality, style, and insulation level. If you’re planning on selling your home, you probably won’t want to go with the most expensive and exquisite model. We recommend making a choice based on the style of your home as well as the practicality of the garage door: you want it to be a selling point when you’re listing your home on the market. If you live in an area with hot summers and cold winters, go with a door that offers great insulation. Or, if your home is in a chic neighborhood, a carriage style door could add some quick and easy curb appeal. Contact your local garage door expert for a quote.
Is It Worth It?
If you need to replace your garage door anyway because your current one is broken or even unsafe, then the answer is obvious. But, what if yours is fairly current and usable? The data says its worth it. According to the Cost vs Value Report by Remodeling.com, a garage door replacement could get you a 98.3% return on investment when you sell your home, which is really high when it comes to home improvements. However, like we mentioned before, make an educated choice when it comes to what type of garage door to install.
If you’re selling your home and want to replace your garage door, or just need a new garage door in general, speak to a realtor for advice on which contractors to work with. They can help you choose a contractor that works with your budget, and makes your garage door look amazing.