4 Reasons to Upgrade Your Garage Door
As a homeowner, whether you are gearing up to sell your home or you are just looking to increase its value, it’s quite possible that the following questions have crossed your mind a time or two: What are some things I can do to increase the value of my home? What projects will offer the best return on investment? Will a renovation really help me sell my home?
These are all valid questions which urge you to think in terms of value, aesthetics, time, knowledge and convenience. These four categories provide solid criteria to determine the effectiveness of any home renovation project, and they all point to one conclusion: A garage door replacement is one of the smartest and most rewarding home renovations you can make.
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- Return on Investment (ROI)
If you are considering any sort of home renovation and want to get the most bang for your buck, the first place you should consult is the 2016 Cost vs. Value Report done annually by Remodeling Magazine. Year after year, this report shows that a garage door replacement with upscale garage doors have continued to offer one of the highest ROI’s. Not only does an upscale door have a great return, but the initial investment required for the project is minimal compared to other major home renovations.
- Curb Appeal
Another important category in which a garage door replacement trumps its competitors is curb appeal. Garage doors are only getting larger and can take up more than 30% of the front view of the house (garagewownow.com). Boosting curb appeal is one of the most rewarding things you can do for your home, especially if you are making major renovations before putting your house on the market. Sure – you can spend over $100,000 on a major kitchen remodel, but what good will that do if a potential buyer loses interest before even stepping inside? Curb appeal can make or break a first impression, and in some cases can even make up for less desirable features found inside a home.
- Knowledge Requirement
A big hurdle that many homeowners encounter during the remodeling and selling process is the amount of knowledge needed to complete DIY projects successfully. If you have the money, it makes sense to let a professional take charge, but working on a budget may call for a different strategy. This can make something as seemingly simple as installing new flooring seem totally daunting if you don’t have any experience. Luckily, Northwest Door strongly advises against trying to install a garage door on your own. We always recommend hiring a professional dealer to install your door, as mistakes in this process can be dangerous and even fatal. This means less risk for you, and less time invested in learning a new skill.
- Time & Convenience
Possibly one of the most crucial aspects of a home renovation is the time it will take from start to finish. Interior remodels can take weeks or even months to complete, leaving you with portions of your house completely out of commission. This is extremely inconvenient, especially for an area that gets used multiple times a day like a kitchen or living room. After you decide to replace your garage door, you simply determine what door would look the best on your house and place an order. It could take up to a few weeks to build your door (depending on the amount of customization), but once the door is built it can be installed over the course of a business day. If you are a real estate investor who buys and flips houses – congratulations! You just found a project with a great ROI that shouldn’t affect turnaround time and doesn’t require a large initial investment.
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While unavoidable interruptions for certain projects can be a huge inconvenience, a garage door upgrade can actually bring your home back to life by conveniently connecting different parts of your home seamlessly. LiftMaster’s MyQ technology allows users to open and close their garage door from anywhere in the world via their smartphone. The MyQ app also sends alerts when doors are opened or closed and features a remote light control system so you can make it look like someone is home even while you’re on the opposite side of the world.
MyQ Technology and a new garage door like our new contemporary style Modern Tech (see photos below) can really help rejuvenate your home and give it the face lift it much deserves. Whether you are looking to sell or just want better curb appeal, an upscale garage door is a relatively quick project that can increase your home’s value tremendously.
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