Where to start when adding a new garage door that adds curb appeal:

To many homes, their garages serve a fully functional purpose.  From the outside their doors may blend in and not really add much aesthetically; But a garage door can do so much more.

Consider this: garages are almost always at the front of a house and one of the first things people will be drawn to.

 

Garage doors come in thousands of colours, styles and far more materials than plain old aluminium. 

 

   In fact an attractive garage door can do a lot for your curb appeal, and your home’s value.  According to a 2020 study by Remodeling Magazine, replacing your garage door can provide a 94.5% return on investment when it comes to selling your home; the magazine reports that the average value a new garage door adds in the US is around $3,491.  Even better in New Jersey averages suggest a 106.3% return on investment is achievable – netting you a healthy $4,031.  That’s far more than any return you gain from a kitchen or bathroom remodel.

 

Where to start when adding a new garage door that adds curb appeal:

Image courtesy of East Coast Overhead Door in CT.

Caption: Image courtesy of East Coast Overhead Door in CT.

 

Choose a color within a few shades of the exterior of your house.

This helps garage takes on it’s own life without looking out of place. Or if you like to make a statement, go bold and if you get it right it can seriously pay off.

 

Consider steel with faux wood-grain texture

Garage door manufacturers have gotten very good at authentically replicating the look and texture of a traditional wood door with the added benefits of steel – you also don’t have the maintenance requirements of caring for real wood.

 


Caption: Image courtesy of East Coast Overhead Door in CT.

Bring in light with windows

The additional light windows bring can make the overall appearance more inviting, as well as brightening the interior of the garage.

 

Garage doors can be installed with windows in a wide range of styles from colonial to ranch style.  Go for clear, frosted or satin finishes to add interest. If you like a modern look you may even consider a full glass garage door which can really stand out.

 

Confidence in better security

A more modern, up to date garage door can provide a whole lot more confidence to you security-wise.   Garage door technology is improving all the time and each year their security gets that little bit better: Better seals, security locks and other measures. A solid and well-built garage door is a better deterrent to would-be criminals.

 


Caption: Image courtesy of East Coast Overhead Door in CT.

Consider the hardware

Even the smallest details can really make a feature stand out.  Consider period style hinges, and handles for a traditional style for instance.  Although they represent an initial outlay, most realtors recommend these to ramp up the value of your garage.

 

Consider insulating properties

Most of the best brands manufacture multi-layer garage doors that add superior sound and heat insulation.  This can help bring heating bills down as well.

 

An attractive new garage door, can make a great first impression and encourage buyers to pay more for your home.  And even just making your home a more inviting place to come back to each day.