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Home Selling Tips: Garage Doors Can Make or Break A Sale

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Beautiful white garage doorThe garage normally constitutes 20% or more of a house’s floor area. It houses cars, often doubles as a storage room, and serves as a secondary entrance to the house. It is also a significant contributor to the overall curb appeal and value of the property. All these qualities make garages one of the most important features in selling a house.

Replace or Upgrade Garage Doors

There’s no need for construction if you have an existing garage; and if there are no structural problems, a garage door replacement or upgrade will suffice.

According to the 2016 Cost VS Value Report from Remodeling Magazine, a mid-range garage door replacement that costs $1,652 can add $1,512 in the house’s sale value, recouping 91.5% of the project cost. An upscale project that costs $3,140 can add $2,830 to the sale value, recouping 90.1% of the project cost. This means that if you want to jack up your selling price, installing new garage doors is more cost-effective than adding a bathroom or remodeling the kitchen.

Upgrading with modern features will also add to its appeal. Buyers who own cars will appreciate automatic openers. Garage doors with security locks and sensors will appeal to buyers concerned with safety and security.

Curbside Value

So, improving a house’s exteriors increases curbside value and helps secure a sale. How a house looks from the outside often sets the buyers’ mood: a great first impression will make them excited to see what’s inside, while the opposite dims their expectations.

Give the house an impressive new-look by changing the garage doors. Glass panels or vents that compliment the house’s windows will create a charming effect. Utah’s Expert Garage Doors recommends adding decorative hardware because they can dramatically change the appearance of garage doors. Contemporary styles, on the other hand, are perfect for modern, minimalist houses.

Paying attention to the design, integrity, and functionality of garage doors will increase not only its appeal but also its market value. This is a win-win for both sellers and buyers.

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