Beauty and Utility: Ideas for Remodeling Garage Doors

Beauty and Utility: Ideas for Remodeling Garage Doors
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    People often overlook how garage doors impact their homes' curb appeal.

    Despite the prominent role both cars and garages play in their lives, garage doors only became a focus for architects and door manufacturers in recent years.

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Garage door remodels make for a great home improvement project, consistently placing in the top four projects listed by Remodeling magazine in terms of returns on investment, with recoup rates anywhere over 70% and just under 90% based on national averages. Whether you’re looking to sell your home later or just interested in a fresh new look for your property, that shows that remodeling your garage door offers good value for your money!

Garage doors and curb appeal

People often overlook how garage doors impact their homes’ curb appeal. Despite the prominent role both cars and garages play in their lives, garage doors only became a focus for architects and door manufacturers in recent years. Fortunately, they were able to come up with plenty of options, allowing homeowners to zero in on a means that suits their needs the most. So how do you boost curb appeal with garage doors? Consider the following:

  • Changing garage door styles to match usageThe most common garage door style in the US is the sectional door, designed to slide up on tracks and balanced by counterweight to facilitate operation. But as recent trends move towards homeowners renovating garages into living or working spaces, the sectional door becomes less suitable. Swap out sectional for carriage-style doors, however, and you can take care of this problem.
  • Picking a garage door to complement your home’s architectural styleMuch like the usual exterior door, garage doors come in a range of styles and materials, some of which are particularly suited for certain architectural styles. Your choice will always be influenced by your personal preferences but, as a guide, traditionally styled garage doors like carriage-style doors are typically ideal for traditional homes while more modern garage doors will fit more modern homes perfectly.

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Garage doors and remodeled garages

If, like many other homeowners, you’ve re-purposed your garage into something other than vehicle storage, there are also these considerations for remodeling your garage doors:

  • Garage doors and living spaces – Whether your garage is separate from, or linked to your home, you’ll want to treat your garage door the same way you’d treat any other exterior door into your home. You’ll want to match colors and construction style, and maybe do a little landscaping too to complement the change you’ve introduced.
  • Garage doors and insulation – Whether or not a garage door is connected to your home, you’ll benefit from insulated garage doors because living and working spaces will require stable indoor temperature for comfort. By contributing to overall insulation, an insulated garage door can help you cut back on up to 20% on your energy bill.

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Finding the right garage door for you

Replacing your garage door offers a number of benefits so it’s truly one of the best home improvement projects you can tackle if you’re looking to upgrade your property. Work with a reputable contractor and you’ll definitely guarantee your satisfaction.

Author Bio:
Bob Mikaelian is from Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from college in 1969. He served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1972. Bob started Toms River Door & Window with brother, Jerry, in January, 1971, who is also a veteran. Bob is the past president of The Toms River Rotary Club in Ocean County, NJ. He is a founding member of the Oceans Harbor House, a shelter for runaway and abused children. He is also the founding member of The Toms River National Chili Cook Off and past president of my Community Homeowner Association. Bob has always believed that the customer is our boss.

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