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​​Recent and Long-Term Trends
Show that “Curb Appeal” Projects Reign Supreme​​

garage door curb appeal

If there’s one important lesson Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report has taught us over the years, it’s that improving curb appeal is one of the best decisions homeowners can make. Replacing a garage door with a newer model continues to be one of the top five home improvement projects, both in terms of midrange and upscale projects.

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The 2017 Cost vs. Value Report reveals that the national average job cost for an upscale garage door results in an 85% return on investment. Not bad! ​​

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When you break it down geographically, an upscale garage door replacement starts to look even better. The Pacific Region, which includes the states of California, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii, recoups a whopping 110% of the cost, giving homeowners a positive net value. Closely following is the East South Central region (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee) at 89% ROI and the Middle Atlantic (New York and Pennsylvania) at 88% ROI.

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Now that you can see the financial “risk” is worth the reward, it’s important to select a garage door that best suits your home’s style. Realtors will often tell you that people’s opinions of a home’s value can be shaped before they even walk through the front door — so be sure to “wow” them. When it comes to style, your options are endless. ​​

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garage door curb appeal

Overhead Door™ Modern Aluminum garage doors combines glass with aluminum, allowing for unparalleled visual appeal, strength and maximum light infiltration into the garage space. Homeowners interested in eventually selling their home will receive a higher return on investment for owning this elegant, contemporary and durable garage door.

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garage door curb appeal

If you desire the look of a wood garage door but don’t want to deal with the maintenance, Thermacore Insulated Steel garage doors with wood grain finishes offer the best of both worlds. These premium insulated garage doors add comfort to your home with energy efficient benefits, while also maximizing curb appeal with its design flexibility. ​​

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For more garage door design inspiration, revisit our collaborative blog with modernize.com on adding unique curb appeal. Once you’ve found a few favorites, visualize how they will look on your garage door with “DoorView,” our interactive software tool that illustrates what your home would look like with various garage door options. Once you make your selection, contact your local Red Ribbon Distributor for more information and receive a quote. ​​​​​​​​​

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