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Garage Doors Rank As Top Home Improvement Project... AGAIN

Garage Doors Rank As Top Home Improvement Project... AGAIN

Garage Doors Rank As Top Home Improvement Project... AGAIN

For the THIRD year running, a new garage door ranks as a top home improvement project and for very good reasons.

Not all home improvements have an equal impact on home value but any new garage door is a near-perfect choice for money well spent AND visual significance; thus, garage doors continue to RULE in 2021! As an added bonus, new garage door and opener technology boost home security and smart home conveniences too.

So whether you're thinking about selling your home or you want to increase the equity in your current house - AND improve curb appeal - keep reading this article for all the details...

Benefits of a new garage door if you're staying in your existing home:

If it's been a few years since you've shopped for a new garage door, you'll likely be pleasantly surprised by the design options now available.

From DESIGN STYLE (traditional, carriage house, contemporary and more) to MATERIALS (steel, aluminum, wood, faux wood, composite, glass and others) to COLORS (anything imaginable), a street-facing garage door sets the stage for dynamite curb appeal!

So whether you're sprucing up your current home or you're building a brand-new residence, choose a garage door with pizzazz because these doors are no longer strictly utilitarian.

The garage is a key component to home aesthetics nowadays, especially when the structure is attached to the house. But HOW do you jazz up this otherwise dull space?

Simple. Choose a style, material and color to complement your home's exterior in bold or blending ways. Here take a look...

White carriage house garage doors  with windows and hardware for two car garage by ProLift Garage Doors

Shown here: White carriage house garage doors that completely blend with the white garage and home. Notice the tall top row windows and black decorative handles and hinges.

Dark faux wood garage doors with windows for a three car garage by ProLift Garage Doors

Shown here: As a bold contrast to the home's blue siding and multi-colored brickwork, faux wood, carriage house garage doors add a special highlight for extra style. Notice the rich and authentic wood tone of the doors, the 'X' panel pattern, decorative hardware and tall but narrow windows with grilles.

Black steel garage doors with vertical window stack on left side of each door for a two car garage by ProLift Garage Doors

Shown here: These modern, insulated steel garage doors are certainly the star-of-the-show! Notice the vertically stacked, elongated windows placed on the left side of each door.  This design provides an extra boost to the contemporary look and is all wrapped up in a budget-friendly new door installation.

White carriage house garage doors with three rows of windows for a large three car garage by ProLift Garage Doors of St. Louis

Shown here: These bright white garage doors are clean, classic and traditionally designed - with a hint of charming carriage house style. The custom doors emulate the look of painted wood but are actually made from premium, high performing layered steel. The three rows of windows and black hardware set the stage for a one-of-a-kind-design. The project turns heads and beautifully complements a luxury period restoration home designed with Shingle Style architecture.

Benefits of a new garage door even if you're selling your home:

If you're putting your home on the market, the outside of your home matters more than ever before. When a home's exterior isn't attractive, potential buyers have a negative impression before even stepping inside. That's why realtors - in St. Louis and elsewhere - estimate that an upgraded garage door will increase a home's perceived value by up to 4%. Just do the math... that's an improvement worth the investment and will certainly add thousands of dollars to your home sale!

Before and after picture of a garage door upgrade with new beige steel doors with vertical windows stack for a two car garage by ProLift Garage Doors

Shown here: By replacing older and plain garage doors with updated doors with a modern window design, the curb appeal of the house is completely transformed.

Before and after photos of a double garage door without windows replaced with a new white steel garage door with windows by ProLift Garage Doors

Shown here: A new and upgraded garage door with windows is a game-changer for this home's street-side appearance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Whether you're staying put in your existing home or selling it, ANY new garage door is a risk free home improvement project with a high return on investment for enhanced curb appeal, improved home safety/security with a big boost for energy efficiency too.
  • Specific return value figures from Remodeling's Cost vs. Value Report for ROI are as follows: 2018 - 98.3% , 2019 - 97.5% and 2020 - 94.5% with up to a 4% increase in your home's sales price. (Raised value will depend on the door's quality and style as well as the overall impact on the exterior design.)
  • At ProLift Garage Doors, we've said it before and we'll say it again, when you update your garage door, you'll up your home's value in every important way. It's that simple.
  • In other words, you can't go wrong with a new garage door!
  • Want to see the industry reports in full? Just go here: 'Remodeling Cost vs Value Report'.

Next Steps:

Wondering if now is the right time for a garage door replacement? Or are you just wondering about servicing your existing door with a safety check, tune-up and maintenance instead? Either way, we can help.

St. Louis homeowners trust everyone at ProLift because - we not only work here and live here - we're homeowners just like you. If you reside in Greater St. Louis – including West County, South County, St. Charles and St. Charles County – give us a try. You'll be very glad you did.

Here's how to get in touch:

If you'd like, pick up the phone and give us a call at (636) 362-6960, anytime.

Can't talk right now? Well, our new website has nifty features for asking questions 24/7 , real time chat, or even scheduling your appointment, online. Just go here: ProLift Garage Doors of St. Louis.

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Choosing A New Garage Door: Frequently Asked Questions

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