It's home selling season and one of the first things potential buyers will notice are your garage doors. Your garage may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about ways to increase the value of your home. However the garage can account for 20 to 40 percent of your home’s square footage; and is a major selling point for some buyers, so it’s not a feature to overlook.
Curb appeal plays a big part in the home buying process, and an outdated garage door can quickly turn away potential buyers and even make a difference in the listing price. A study by Stratamark Research and Clopay Building Products polled 300 real estate agents to determine whether garage door appearance makes a difference in the price of a home. Nearly all the agents agreed a new garage door enhances curb appeal, and 75 percent believed a new garage door adds value to the home. (Schonberg, M. (2006) Garage Door Appearance Adds Value When Selling Home Real Estate Study is Good News for the Garage Door Industry. Retrieved from http://www.dasma.com/articles/feature/feature218.asp)
A new garage door can also boost the personality of your home. From carriage to contemporary, there are thousands of styles of garage doors available. One style beginning to gain popularity is the full-view aluminum all glass garage door. These come in variety of colors and are usually used on more contemporary homes, or when the garage is a primary entertainment space.
Garage doors are more than just a pretty addition to your home. For many homeowners, garage doors are the main way to enter and exit the home. An upgrade to an electric garage door with a remote and keyless entry pad is convenient for busy families. No more struggling to find your keys or getting rained on while fussing with the manual garage door. If you’re worried about your garage doors not working during a power outage, there are battery back-up systems available so your kids will never be locked out of the home during a storm.
Whether you choose to upgrade your entire garage, or just want the added convenience of automatic entry, a professional garage door dealer like Fireside Home Solutions can help you find the right style and fit for your home. They can also ensure the doors are set up and installed properly, so your upgraded garage is ready to go as quickly as possible. Contact Fireside Home Solutions for a free in home consultation today.