Garages are one of the most in-demand features among home buyers looking for the perfect new home. More than half of buyers, 53%, want a two-car garage, while an amazing 20% of buyers want a three-car garage or larger.
As a result, owning a home with a garage and a working garage door opener is almost guaranteed to be sold once you decide to put it on the market.
But did you know that your garage door decor — the design, color and overall appearance of your professional garage door installation — can have a profound impact on your home’s curb appeal? These days, a garage door is often the first thing a prospective buyer sees when he or she comes to look at your house.
The professional garage door servicing and manufacturing industry has begun to catch up with this trend, according to a recent WCPO article. While homeowners a decade ago may have had only five or so color choices, today’s homeowners can choose between upwards of 20 colors for their garage door decor. Additionally, there are more options for windows and panel designs than ever before.
“It’s just exploded as far as the number of type of options people could choose from,” one garage door salesman told WCPO.
Because of the profound impact that a garage door’s appearance can have on home buyers, it’s no surprise that new garage doors with unique designs can carry an 84% return on investment.
Even more impressive? Research has shown that a new, high-quality garage door can boost a home’s value by 1 to 4%. For a $250,000 home, that’s an increase of $2,500 to $10,000 in value, which is a massive gain!
By choosing a durable, classic and timeless design for your garage door, you’re making a sound investment in your home that will be rewarded when the time comes to sell your house.
Do you agree with this article? Does the way a home’s electric garage door appears influence your decision to buy it or not? Let us know in the comments below.