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Your Garage Door Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Modern Aluminum Model 9920 Satin Glass Anodized Dark Bronze

Considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel for your next home project? Think again. According to the 2022 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling magazine and Zonda Media, exterior home improvement projects provide the greatest return on investment (ROI) year after year. In fact, updating your home’s exterior with a new garage door is the biggest return on your investment. The report estimates that, on average, homeowners who replace their garage door see a whopping 93.3% cost recouped on resale, the highest among all replacement projects. Since 2010, garage door replacements have consistently ranked among the top five household renovation investments.

Zonda Media further reports, based on a 2022 Builder Brand Use Study, that Overhead Door™ brand came out on top among other industry leaders in such renovations. The study analyzed which brands builders, developers and general contractors used over the course of the previous year. Overhead Door™ brand was ranked by respondents as highest in “brand familiarity,” “most used in the past two years” and “most used” overall.

Replacing your outdated or damaged garage door with a new, customized door gives your home a unique curb appeal that attracts potential buyers and makes the neighbors jealous. According to the National Association of REALTORS, “Homes with high curb appeal tend to sell for an average of 7% more than similar houses with an uninviting exterior.”

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Tips for Choosing the Right Garage Door for Your Home

Select a garage door material that fits your lifestyle.
Location, climate and building codes are just a few factors to consider when determining which type of garage door is right for your home. The garage doors in our collections come in steel, wood, aluminum and fiberglass. These four materials are strong, durable and unique.

Steel is the most popular material for garage doors and requires the least amount of maintenance. While the other materials are considered a sleeker curb appeal upgrade, steel is the prime option for durability and performance. Our steel doors are layered with polyurethane or polystyrene insulation. As an added benefit to the insulation, the extra foam layer reduces noises that can possibly be heard inside.

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Homeowners that prefer wood garage doors over other materials appreciate them for their natural look. Wood gives a timeless appearance to numerous architectural layouts through custom stain options, and elegant raised and recessed panels. The garage door can be refinished to complement any changes made to the home exterior over time.

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Aluminum garage doors feature sleek full-view glass panels and a unique curb appeal. The surfaces of aluminum garage doors are highly customizable for a contemporary aesthetic appeal and their resistance to corrosion is a significant benefit to homeowners. Overhead Door™ brand constructs doors with durability and security in mind. Customers choose between five glass options that allow a variety of light infiltration and offer privacy for their garage.

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Fiberglass garage doors are a great option if you are seeking a natural wood feel without the higher maintenance of wood. Their durability makes these garage doors ideal for homeowners living in extreme climates. Our faux wood garage doors meet the design needs of wood with the strength and durability of steel. In other words, it’s the best of both worlds.

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Overhead Door™ brand provides customers with countless design options to achieve the desired design look. Consult with one of our garage door experts to narrow down the material that best suits your lifestyle. Choosing a material is a key factor in curb appeal, but the style of the garage door should complement your home’s exterior as well.

Choose a style that matches your home’s aesthetic for maximum curb appeal.

It’s always best to choose a style that fits the architecture of your home. From modern to traditional, to carriage house and everything in between, Overhead Door™ brand has 12 garage door collections that fit the needs of every home.

  • For the most customization options to design your door, choose our Thermacore® Collection. It has all the features to complement any home exterior.

Model 5740 (198)

  • A Craftsman home is beautifully paired with our Durafirm Collection®, a vinyl door whose rugged chic look imitates mature wood.

Model 3560 (872)


  • A colonial home is easily identified by its elegant style. Our Impression Steel Collection® reflects the same characteristics advantaging the overall look of the structure.

Model 5800 (502)


Model 7800 (983)


Model 7540 (307)

  • For most standard homes, you can find what you’re looking for with our Traditional Steel Collection, which offers versatility and a minimalistic style at an affordable price.
Model 1500 (181)

Model 9980 (956)

For more information regarding our 12 garage door collections, please visit our residential garage door page.

Utilize visualization tools
Homeowners who are unsure about which door styles are best suited for their home can access Overhead Door™ Brand’s innovative imaging software that lets you ‘try it before you buy it’ and brings your design to life.

The app uses an actual image of your home and puts the power of design at your fingertips. This helpful tool allows you to customize a garage door by style and to view the wide variety of design options, including panel styles, windows, glass offerings, door colors, overlay colors, trim colors, handles and accessories. If you need someone to walk you through the process or want an expert opinion on what looks best in your area, turn to our Red Ribbon distributors.

Complement Your New Garage Door with Other Exterior Updates
The Cost vs. Value report provides insight into other home renovation projects that can complement your new garage door. For example, coming in at No. 2, manufactured stone veneer is made up of a lightweight building material resembling real stone and is used as a decorative wall covering for exterior and interior surfaces. It provides a stunning natural look to a home’s exterior and is estimated to offer a 91.4% cost recoup.

Other external projects that provide high value are:

  • Siding replacement
  • Window replacement
  • Deck addition
  • Entry Door replacement

Regarding home resale value, first impressions make all the difference. Home buyers won’t bother to go inside if they don’t like the way the house looks from the curb. Attract potential home buyers with an aesthetically appealing garage door design that complements the home’s overall architecture. Once replaced, your new garage door will improve the curb appeal of your home and potentially help sell your home faster.

With a new garage door you’re increasing your home’s value by enhancing its look. Get started by using our Garage Door Designer to see the potential your home has to become a better version of itself. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, contact your local Red Ribbon Distributor. Our more than 100 years of experience delivering exceptional value make Overhead Door™ brand the place where garage door experts get your home value market ready.

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