Garage doors play a major role in setting the value of your home. Is that surprising? It shouldn’t be. Consider that most home buyers are looking for easy access, safety, and curb appeal (how good a house looks from the curb)–all things that a good garage door improves.
A bad garage door lowers your home’s resale value for the same reasons.
Have you ever heard the term, “don’t judge a book by its cover”? It’s good advice, but not when it comes to buying real estate. Even something as seemingly insignificant as the garage door’s color—if it doesn’t match the house—can make the place less attractive from the street. A door with visible signs of warping is even worse. Most people don’t want to live in a house that looks bad, and garage doors are big enough to make a big difference.
Ok, let’s say it’s raining and you are just getting home from a long day at work. The last thing you want to do is park outside and walk in the rain to your house. By installing the proper garage door, you’ll be able to open it up with the push of a button. No wet head on your way inside. A garage door that can’t perform that little trick might be enough to send buyers elsewhere.
Now let’s look at safety. A properly installed garage door in good working order will keep unwanted visitors (human and otherwise) out, and cozy safety in. A door in poor working order? Can we say broken springs flying through the air and cracking windows? Who needs that!
The cost of adding or updating your garage door can vary in price depending on your city and the extent of the job, but the return on investment will be worth it.