If you’re looking to improve the appearance and ultimately, the salability of your home, there’s one decision that pays big dividends: enhancing curb appeal. There are many ways to make this happen: plant trees, remove trees, replace an old fence, repair the sidewalk or parking pad, paint your house or re-sod the lawn. The list is endless, but one of the easiest is to replace that old, weather-beaten garage door with a new door from Doors on Demand.
Garage door replacement is consistently one of the top five home improvement projects with the highest return on investment! It makes sense; your garage door amounts to about 40 per cent of the overall facade of your house. Recent studies have shown that replacing an old garage door with a newer model can result in a 75 per cent return on investment.
If you’re a homeowner looking to sell, you need the best return for your upgrade dollar. It’s easy to spend money in areas where the return is minimal, so upgrades and improvements must be considered wisely. Talk to your friendly, neighbourhood realtor, and they’ll tell you, a new garage door helps to sell a home and contributes significantly to your home’s value.
Market studies suggest that replacing an old garage door with a newer version can increase the selling price of a home by as much as four per cent. Today’s home buyers are savvy – they’re going to look at every aspect of your home, and for sure, they’re going to put your garage door to the test. If your old garage door is weather-beaten and sags or groans and rattles when you engage the overhead garage door opener, you can bet your potential home buyer is going to take note of it, and your possible offer will be lower as a result.
Times have changed and flooring, kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, and yes, garage doors have evolved from merely functional to genuinely fashionable. We’ve all seen the latest garage doors on renovation and home improvement shows and in show homes we visit in newer developments, and we expect those fashion trends – like an elegant, contemporary and durable garage door – to carry over into the homes we visit and consider buying.
Now that you can see the financial risk of installing a new overhead garage door is worth the reward, it’s essential to select a door that best suits your home’s style. When potential buyers walk to the front door, be sure to “wow” them with a fantastic first impression.
Hiring a professional from Doors on Demand is a great way to get the right look and to stay within your budget. Many options are available, and we’ll help you find a perfect match. Speaking with one of our door experts and viewing the many designs available will help you make a well informed and confident decision, improve the curb appeal of your home and offer the potential for a better return on your investment in the long run.
Call us now at (403) 783-2454. We’ll provide you with all the advice and information you need to make the right decision. We can also provide you with a free, no-obligation quote on that new garage door. Follow the links on our web page to learn more information. Doors on Demand – serving customers from Edmonton to Calgary and all points in between!