How Garage Doors Increase Home Value

Posted Saturday, August 21st, 2021

How Garage Doors Increase Home Value.

A home is the largest investment most people will ever make but upkeep and upgrades will keep coming up! Continuing to invest in your Seattle home is expected to keep your home energy efficient, upgraded to the current design aesthetic, and prevent emergency repairs. The question is; which repairs and upgrades really give you the best return on investment?

Are you making a list of to-do projects, on your Puget Sound home? Trying to figure out which projects will recoup the most bang for your buck? You may want to consider a new garage door from Cressy Door and Fireplace! Garage door replacement took the top spot in the 2021’s Cost vs. Value Report conducted by Remodeling magazine,* which ranks home improvement projects by ROI at resale.  Making the investment using quality products and maintenance from Cressy Door and Fireplace, as well as considering a few other factors you can, in fact, increase your home value.

Improvements in Safety and Security

One of the biggest values in the replacement of your garage door is the safety and security of your family and home. Old doors with locks or predictable access code systems allow thieves to break into your garage. Oftentimes, if they can get access to the garage, they can get access to the central area of your home. Newer garage doors have added technology and security with rotating code technology, cameras, and updates to your smartphone.  If safety is a concern, new features and technologies help to prevent your garage door from closing when an object, vehicle, pet, or person is in the way.

Increased Energy Efficiency

Older garage doors are often uninsulated and if they share a wall with the interior of your home, they can affect the energy efficiency. Save big on heating and cooling costs of your home by replacing your garage door that is insulated, sealed, and designed to be energy efficient. Having insulated doors keeps the outside air and noises out of your garage. Keep your living space warm in the winter and cool in the summer by invest in a garage door with a high R-value. 

Improved Curb Appeal

Up to as much as 40% of your home’s facade is your garage door. This much surface area leaves you open to picking a color scheme that complements the rest of your exterior. Enhance the look one step further by adding windows and hardware. Turn your garage door into a statement, by choosing a bolder color, painting the door or trim to match. There are many panel styles to choose from giving you the look you desire.  If you are planning on putting your house on the market or just looking to increase curb appeal, replacing and upgrading your garage door is a cost-effective choice, especially if it is cosmetically or functionally a problem.  When buyers drive by, the exterior of your home is their first impression, which can effect possible offers. 

The Team at Cressy Door and Fireplace has the knowledge and expertise to assist you with most any questions in regards to the purchase and installation of Cressy commercial doors, residential garage doors, fireplaces, or pedestrian doors for sale in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. We have established great relationships with the highest quality manufacturers. These relationships give us access to some of the best pricing available. We pass these cost savings along to our customers when they buy one of the doors or fireplaces for sale from Cressy of Seattle.

If you have questions or are ready to schedule fireplace or door installation services in the Seattle area, please give us a call or fill out the form to the right. One of our team members will respond promptly.

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