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Reasons Why Garage Door Replacement is a Sound Investment

Most people probably don't think about replacing their garage door until it's absolutely necessary, putting it off until the exterior is dented and dingy or the door stops working altogether. A statement garage door can create serious value for a home's exterior and it probably costs less than you think.

Whether you're looking to up your home's resale value or simply revamp your home's style, our Wayne Dalton dealers have the magic touch when it comes to transforming homes! 

carriage house steel garage door
(Carriage House Steel Garage Doors - Model 6600)

Here are some of our expert tips as to why curb appeal projects are a sound investment:  

First Impressions Matter

Did you know that a first impression is formed within seven seconds? The first thing a potential home buyer sees is the exterior, so a great first impression is critical in persuading the individual to see more. A new, well-crafted front-facing garage door adds instant curb appeal to any home and is sure to make a lasting impression. 

Excellent Return on Investment 

Garage door replacements claimed the #2 spot for the highest return on investment (ROI) according to the 2020 Cost vs. Value Report  by Remodeling magazine and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Since the first time garage door replacements were included in the Cost vs. Value Report in 2010, they have ranked among the top five projects. The information from this year’s study indicates that U.S. homeowners who chose to increase curb appeal with a garage door replacement project, on average, saw up to a 94.5 percent ROI at resale. In select markets, that number reached as high as 132.7 percent.

A Material and Style for Every Home

Purchasing a new garage door requires homeowners to weigh many variables to complement their home, such as the best overall design, desired hardware, window arrangements and finish, and the list continues.

Below are some suggestions based on home style

Model 8800 Garage Door
(Aluminum Glass Doors - Model 8800)

Modern and contemporary homes are known for their precise lines, steel-framed windows and minimalist layout. To enhance curb appeal, Models 8800 or 8850 Contemporary Aluminum garage doors offer sleek and eye-catching designs.

Carriage House Steel Garage Door
(Carriage House Steel Garage Door - Model 9700)

For those that live in the Northeast, chances are you’ve come across many colonial-inspired homes that boast simplicity and symmetry. To best complement this type of home, Wayne Dalton’s Model 9700 Carriage House Steel garage doors offer old-world charm while maintaining the integrity of the classically American architecture.

Carriage House Steel Garage Door
(Classic Steel Garage Doors - Model 8300)

Model 8300 Classic Steel garage doors can be designed to match virtually any architectural style. In addition to various window designs and colored glass options, Model 8300 can be customized with five exterior panel designs in nine different colors. 

Carriage House Steel Garage Door

A new, custom-colored garage door can give your home a unique curb appeal that attracts potential buyers and makes the neighbors envious. To closely match nearly any idea imaginable, the Wayne Dalton® TruChoice™ Color System offers more than 6,000 color choices on a variety of styles and doors. 

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