by Andrew Mussio, A1 Garage Door Service
Owning a home is the largest investment most of us will have in our lifetimes. Investing in your home is not only a smart decision financially, but will also ensure your home is a more livable and appealing space for you and your family. The often overlooked garage door just happens to be one of the best ways to improve both value and the appearance of your home.
A 2018 study conducted by Remodeling Magazine found that homeowners on average recouped 98.3 percent of costs spent for a new garage door and increased their average home selling price by $3,326.
In fact, garage door replacement ranks higher in recouped costs than many other popular home improvement projects including kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels and window replacement.
Replacing your garage door can also do wonders for your curb appeal. The garage door is the most prominent feature viewed from the street on many homes and can take up 30 percent or more of your home’s facade. Upgrading to a different material, color or architectural style can vastly improve the way your home looks. A new door can also help create a signature touch to distinguish your house from others in the neighborhood.
When choosing a new garage door, it is important to consider the door material and insulation properties. The insulating capabilities of a garage door are measured in an R-value, or, more basically, its resistance to heat flow. Insulation is important for us here in Arizona. Having a well-insulated door can keep your garage up to 25 degrees cooler in the summer and can help save money on utility bills. Steel is the most common door material, but wood, vinyl and aluminum framed glass doors all have their own unique features and benefits.
To learn more about getting the right door for your home, contact A1 Garage Door Service at 928-316-6740 or go to a1garage.com.