Garage Door Replacement Still Offers a High ROI

by Loves Doors • September 22, 2020

The National 'Cost versus value' rankings for the year 2020 by Remodeling Magazine has been released. As expected, they still put replacing your garage door as one of the highest returns on investments of all remodeling projects rated for the fifth year in a row. In 2019 the Valley area came in at 92% ROI for garage door replacements.

Why a garage door replacement?

Two things cause this ranking. The first is the curb appeal. Nothing is like visibility when it comes to curb appeal. The garage door is also one of the highest primarily visible parts of the home from the curb. It can make a massive difference in the home's look if the garage door is replaced, particularly if it is upgraded even a little bit. The second is resale value. Essentially, the wise home seller that replaces the garage door is not only raising curb appeal; they are also increasing the resale value of the home by an equal amount to the cost of the new garage door--at least theoretically. Someone who is thinking of selling their home should be monitoring the ROI of the improvements carefully.

Choosing a style

The options in garage door styles are better than ever, thanks to a tremendous variety of designs. The main focus when choosing a design ought to be on the style of the house. A homeowner has two excellent choices: to create a new garage blend seamlessly with the house or choose a door that will stick out and be the focal point of the home or garage's front view.


Windows provide light, maintaining them as a highly desirable addition to the garage doors of any style. A few of the available options include frosted, tinted, and integrated grid. These also have varying levels of security. However, a second thought is that heat, especially here in Arizona, can become somewhat intense. A garage with glass on the western or southern exposures can create a climate control problem.

Material options

Before choosing a material, the homeowner should consider the available texture options, such as silkgrain, sandgrain, or micrograin. These are some of the compositions available for the surface of the door. There are also a multitude of panel types from which to choose.

R-value rating 

The reasons to seek the R-value rating of a garage might surprise you, especially since we don't live in the snow country. More than just the energy efficiency and insulating your garage door from weather, R-rating will also lower noise and increase durability. Since we live in a monsoon state, this durability is worth a look. Additionally, if you keep anything in the garage that you don't want to freeze, the R-value is useful.

Garage door specialists will perform the installation to ensure smooth operation, excellent looks, and a beautiful door. In working together, a homeowner and expert will choose a door that will boost the curb appeal of the home, offer the qualities the homeowner wants, and maintain budgetary limitations.

Loves Garage Doors specializes in residential garage door and garage door opener repair, installation, and maintenance in Phoenix and surrounding cities. Call (602)346-9516 today!

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