Fixing Your Garage Door

06/01/2013 02:43

Garage doors can have a great significance in your life. They help you to keep your possessions safe. They add to the appearance of your home. They are handy to use. And they are generally out of sight and out of mind. But don't disregard your garage door entirely. It needs a little TLC from time to time.

Most property owners take their garage doors for granted. They are just a component of the garage. However the truth is that a well heeled garage door can greatly improve your home's appearance and consequently its value.

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Do you have a builder grade garage door? Most houses do. While a builder grade door may not be unappealing, it provides little in the way of beautification. Upgrading your garage door will return in value approximately 90 percent of the cash you spend to accomplish it. This is more than you would get by remodeling a bathroom or kitchen. As well as it is most likely a lot less costly.

There are many decorative doors from which you might prefer and you will find that these doors can be an interesting enhancement to your home's appearance.

Here are a number of considerations on the topic of upgrading your garage door.

While the color of your garage door is as a rule chosen to go with or compliment your home's exterior, meeting that criteria provides you a wide range of colors from which to select. If your door has raised panels, you can employ one color on the raised part and another on the recessed portion of your door.

Overhead garage doors featuring a carriage house design can make an enormous difference to your home's curb appeal. They are created to resemble the look of carriage house or barn doors. Carriage design doors often look like they are on hinges and open outward, but they're in fact convenient overhead garage doors that are totally out of the way once they are open.

Windows on garage doors can also make a big difference to the door's appearance. Palladium style windows, if they match the decor of your house can really make a great impact. What ever type of window you have in your garage door, the concept is to match the form of window in the remainder of your house.

How about a garage door you can see through? Well almost. Semi-opaque garage doors can let light shine right through the entire door, but have the items inside your garage be invisible to people outside the garage. Despite the fact that semi-opaque doors are not the norm in most homes, when you see one, you'll like it and you'll never forget it.

How about garage door enhancement on a budget? Can you acquire a bucket of paint? Just painting your garage door can make a large difference to the look of your home. Try two different colors and take your time to do a good job. Garage doors are uncomplicated to paint and the results on your home's appearance can be mind blowing. Painting will only take one afternoon and a few dollars and you'll amaze yourself.

An modernized garage door adds 1% to 4% toward the value of your residence. That's a lot for simply painting your door, particularly if you can get to the 4% side of the range.

Whether you paint your door for a few bucks or spend a couple thousand dollars on a new upgraded door, you can hardly go wrong with this project. You will find a new source of pride in your success. As you come and go from your home you will constantly see your garage door and how good it looks. You might just encourage your neighbors to work on their garage doors as well!
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