Did you know that a new garage door is one of the top items that new home buyers look for, as well as add the most resale value to your home? According to a report publish by National Association of Realtors, a new garage door ranks third on the lists of projects Realtors think both appeal most to new home buyers as well as add the most resale value to your home. Plus, it’s something that adds function and fashion to your garage, so let’s learn more and get going already!
Even if you aren’t ready to sell now, who doesn’t want to
make improvements that will put money in your home value piggy
bank for later?
Be Wise About Size
The first step towards your new garage door is making you know all the important measurements. You don’t want to take the time to shop around, fall in love with a beautiful garage door and come to find out that it’s too small for your space.
Grab your tape measure and get familiar with your garage dimensions!
1) You will need to know the dimensions of the garage door opening itself (the space the door will actually fill), height and width in feet/inches.
2) You next will want to measure what is known as side room. This is the area from the garage opening to the wall on the left and right side of the garage opening.
3) Headroom is the third measurement to consider. This is the area from the top of the garage opening to the ceiling of the garage. If the garage door you purchase exceeds the height of the garage opening and spreads into the headroom, adjust your measurements accordingly.
4) Backroom is the depth of your garage. This measurement is important because when you garage door is open, this is the amount of space the door can be taking up.
Home Depot has a great visual showing what each of these measurements are that you should be aware of before hunting for that perfect door.
Dollars and Design
Once you have your measurements all worked out, you can begin to think about the door itself. A garage door is the accent piece to your entire garage. Depending on your house set up, it can be a major focal point to the overall look and aesthetic of your home. Don’t worry, there are lots of options to meet your design needs!
3 of the more common and popular options are aluminum, steel, and wood.
Despite wood garages becoming less popular with the rise of
steel and aluminum doors, they are on the rise for homeowners
looking for a classy, classic touch.
The Next Step
Now that you have some general tips and tricks to get started with your new garage door, find out more amazing ways to upgrade you garage with a free design consultation and estimate from our experts at Garage Envy today!