Adding Value to Your Property

Garage Doors Add ValueWith Christmas over and the summer holidays providing some extra time to spend some time around the house it is worth stopping to consider just what does make a difference is you are looking to enhance the value of your property.

Making some changes to your home is an important part of the selling process but don’t just focus on your home’s interior. Having a brand new garage door can help you get more money for your home.

Replacing garage doors before selling boosts the appeal of your property as long as you choose your new door wisely. Avoid getting a door that doesn’t match the rest of your home’s exterior. Look for one that complements it in terms of design and color. Some vintage options that are in high demand include wood carriage-house doors and steel carriage-house doors. For homes with a more traditional look, raised panel steel doors and carved wood panel doors with decorative windows are good choices. Aluminum and glass doors work well with contemporary homes.

No matter what you end up choosing, your new garage door should improve your home’s appearance and make it look more appealing to buyers. Keep in mind that if your garage door faces the street, potential buyers will consider how it looks before deciding whether or not they’re interested in seeing the rest of your home.

Replacing garage doors before selling isn’t always a cheap project, but it pays off when it’s time to list your home. While you’ll have to pay between $700 and $5,000 for a new door, you should end up making a good return on investment from it. Having a new garage door can increase the listing price on your home by one to four percent. The exact amount you’ll pay all depends on the style and material, so keep your budget in mind when choosing a new door.

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