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Should You Get A New Garage Door For Your Home?

Are you thinking about buying a new garage door for your home but aren’t sure if it’s the right decision for you to make or not?

Besides investing in a kitchen and bathroom renovation, investing in a new garage door for your home is a smart move because it adds value to your home, improve curb appeal and also adds more functionality to your garage.

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about adding a new garage door, here are a few reasons to consider making the investment.

Reasons To Invest In A New Garage Door

A new garage door boosts your home value.

A good-looking garage door may impress your neighbors and make you smile every time you pull into your driveway, but it also can translate into a tidy profit when it comes time to put your home on the market. Indeed, replacing a garage door offers a solid return on investment (ROI), increasing curb appeal and—just ask any real estate agent—even a seller’s asking price. After all, if prospective buyers aren’t attracted by what they see out front, they won’t bother going inside.

Garage door replacement actually took the top spot in the 2019 Cost vs. Value Report conducted by Remodeling magazine,* which ranks home improvement projects by ROI at resale. The annual survey found that the typical cost of an upscale garage door replacement netted a hefty 98.3 percent ROI on average nationwide—and in 46 out of 100 markets, the ROI was 100 percent! That’s a much better percentage recouped than in other popular home upgrades, such as major kitchen renovations and upscale window replacements.

What’s more, a separate survey of real estate professionals found that 70 percent of Realtors agree that a new garage door helps sell a house faster and for more money. In fact, a garage door upgrade can add $8,000 to $14,000 to the purchase price.**

It can lower your energy costs.

Energy efficiency is a top priority for homeowners everywhere, and according to testing conducted by engineers at Clopay®, a company that’s been manufacturing residential garage doors for 55 years, a well-insulated door can keep your unconditioned garage 10 to 20 degrees warmer in winter and cooler in summer. If the garage is attached, this temperature advantage can translate to the house, keeping rooms above and next to the garage more comfortable year-round. That’s money saved in energy bills!

What makes a Clopay garage door so energy efficient? Its proprietary Intellicore® insulation technology, which is available in most of the company’s steel door options. This solid, continuous layer of polyurethane foam completely fills the steel door frame for maximum insulation. One Minnesota homeowner who recently upgraded to a Clopay garage door found that the temperature inside the space now stays around 40 degrees when it’s below zero outside—all without a heater.

The right garage door can even mean less work.

The last thing you want to do after completing a home improvement project is worry about constant upkeep. And traditional wooden garage doors, attractive as they are, do require regular surface maintenance to stay in shape. Homeowners must be vigilant to stave off rot, keep out pests, and remove peeling, cracked finishes before repainting or staining every couple of years.

Fortunately, you can get the warmth and character of wood without the hard work and hassle, thanks to several durability breakthroughs available on Clopay garage doors. 

Remarkably convincing faux-wood composite cladding and overlays are available in both carriage house and modern designs. Find stained options in the Canyon Ridge® Collection Limited Edition Series and the Canyon Ridge Modern Series, or a variety of paint color combinations in the Coachman® Collection.

Revolutionary Ultra-Grain®—a durable, stained woodgrain paint finish designed specifically for low-maintenance steel garage doors. Check it out in the Canyon Ridge Collection Ultra-Grain Series (pictured above), Gallery® Collection, Classic™ Collection, and Modern Steel™ Collection.

Extira®, a moisture-, rot-, and termite-resistant wood composite made of eco-friendly materials and available on Reserve® Wood Collection Custom Series and Reserve Wood Collection Limited Edition Series paint-grade doors. Extira carves, routs, and fastens like natural wood yet boasts a perfectly smooth, knot-free surface that allows for detailed craftsmanship and a fine, furniture-quality paint finish.

If you’re inspired to improve your home’s appearance, energy efficiency, and resale value, Clopay’s Door Imagination System will show you exactly how impressive your place will look with a new Clopay garage door. Simply upload a photo of your house to try out a new style, then speak to a professional garage door dealer for guidance on just how fast and easy this project can be. You can leave for work in the morning and come home that evening to wow-worthy curb appeal sure to make you the envy of the neighborhood.

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To learn more about the benefits of adding a garage door to your home, or to speak with me about selling your home, contact me today by calling (512) 944-7378 or click here to connect with me online.