Who ever thinks about garage door ROI? Most of us slap a bland color on a flat garage door and call it a day. It’s not our fault. We’ve been told do to that, because garage doors are only functional, right? WRONG. Your garage door may be the very first thing someone sees when they look at your house. That curb appeal not only helps your home’s value, it helps make it seem a notch above the rest. While getting a new garage door may seem like an upgrade that isn’t high on your priority list, it should be.
When investing in a new garage door, the 2016 Cost. vs. Value report from Remodeling magazine says that mid-range and upscale garage door upgrades can yield an ROI of over 90% (nationwide average). As a general rule, the simpler and lower-cost the project, the bigger its cost-value ratio. In fact, of the projects that were examined in the report, four out of five of them focused on the exterior of the home, proving that first impressions are deal-makers or deal-breakers.
Most people are thinking that a kitchen overhaul will get the job done when selling your home. While a kitchen upgrade is definitely helpful, a garage door’s curb appeal holds an even higher ROI. Perhaps a reason for that, beyond the curb appeal, is because people will most likely have enough to work on inside the home when they buy – painting, staining, re-carpeting, etc. Who wants to work on the outside of the home when there’s so much to do on the inside?
We’ll stop drilling this in your head, but just to give you one more healthy perspective on the importance of garage door ROI, in the 2016 Cost. vs. Value report the top 5 projects with the biggest ROI were all under $5000.
It’s easy. You pick out a garage door, we install a brand new Clopay garage door. Then you’re guaranteed some good ole garage door ROI. If you’re struggling to figure out what next steps are, what’s in your price range, or what style fits your house, you should stop by our garage door showroom in Worthington. We’d be happy to help you visualize what your home could look like. We install new garage doors in Columbus and the surrounding areas, in cities like Pickerington, Upper Arlington, Gahanna, Grove City, Hilliard, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, and everywhere in between.
What our Customers are Saying
We have used this company before. This time we worked with Scott. When we called to see if the garage door opener could be repaired, Scott asked appropriate questions about the age and condition of the opener. Then he allowed us to think about the pros and cons of just fixing it. It became apparent that we would just be putting a bandaid on the opener. He gave us information and pricing on several openers, telling us about the features of each. We selected the Lift Master 3850 motor belt drive. And are we glad we did. Scott told us how much quieter it would be. Since there is a bedroom right over this part of the garage, we could hear an instant difference. The installers did a wonderful job and explained everything very well. Scott understood our needs and budget and got us the right opener. We will use them again.