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The relationship between garage door and curb appeal

Your garage door might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of curb appeal, but replacing an old garage door can boost your curb appeal. Learn why.

How a Garage Door Boosts Curb Appeal

Your garage door could account for up to 30% of your home’s exterior. When you put it that way, the door has an obvious effect on how your home is perceived by passers-by.

Anytime you can update the look and feel your house, it affects the property’s perceived value. So replacing an old garage door with a new model makes your home look nicer. It does more than that, however, if the existing garage door is dated or does not match the style of your home. Imagine a contemporary home with corrugated metal siding and a standard sectional garage door. The fit is not great. Replacing the sectional with a more modern garage door, perhaps an aluminum and glass door, creates harmony. That’s garage door curb appeal in action.

If you’re thinking of replacing your garage door in anticipation of selling your home — which is a smart idea because garage door replacement has a high return on investment — then it’s wise to consider the style of door and how it matches or contrasts with your home’s style.

A new garage door can deliver a pop of color to a home where the garage is front and center. If your garage is large relative to the portion of your house that seen from the street, it might make sense to accent the garage door with a statement color or fresh wood stain. Either way, you’ll enjoy garage door curb appeal that enhances the style and value of your home.

Replacing a garage door comes with an return on investment of up to 98% — essentially you get back all but 2% of what you spent on the job. That’s one of the best returns you can make on home improvement before selling a house, but it’s also not a bad way to spend money while you remain in  your house. After all, you see your garage every day when you come home. Why not see something beautiful?

There are many options for garage door materials and styles, so if you shop for a new garage door odds are you’ll find something you really enjoy – something that makes your home feel like yours. Garage door curb appeal comes when you have a nice-looking, high-performing garage door that ticks all the boxes for you.

Looks are one thing, but don’t forget performance. Even the prettiest garage door won’t be worth much if it’s not professionally installed. Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City is here to help you find the perfect garage door no matter the style of your home and to keep it maintained as long as you need it. Browse our comprehensive collection of residential garage doors online or call us today like to schedule an appointment for maintenance of your existing garage door: 405-685-2200.

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