With only 3 days to go until we ring in 2017, homeowners may be considering a new garage door, and for good reason too. A new garage door can provide added security, convenience, and curb appeal!
A new garage door can also pay for itself. According to Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value report, a midrange garage door with a value of $1,652, can net you or a return of 91.5% or $1,512 should you decide to sell or refinance your home.
If you have a damaged, malfunctioning or unsightly garage door that needs to be replaced as soon as possible, then the following information is a must read. Here is what you should know when shopping for a new garage door.
Choosing a Garage Door Style
With so many aesthetic designs to choose from (e.g. classic, modern, rustic, and highly sophisticated, etc.), you’re bound to find a new garage door that compliments both your home and neighborhood, as well as your own personal style. As for materials, you have your choice between wood, steel and composite; among others. Today’s doors are customizable, weather resistant, and generally allow for minimal maintenance. *
Insulated or Non-Insulated?
This is something to really consider if some of your home’s living space is adjacent to the garage or if you use the space provided for anything other than storing your vehicle. An insulated garage door can help you save on energy. Should in the future, you decide to sell your home, potential buyers will consider this and may be willing to pay more; energy efficiency is a huge selling point.
Functionality of Your New Garage Door
When determining the right garage door for you and your home, it is important to look beyond practicality and curb appeal, taking into account other important features your new garage door should have such as resistance to harsh weather conditions and safer operation. When considering an opener to complement your new garage door, you may want to look at a technologically savvy one, which provides increased peace of mind.
*Varies dependent on material.