Thinking about home improvement projects and wondering whether upgrading your garage door is a good option? There’s a reason—well, many of them—why so many homeowners are choosing to elevate their environments with modern garage doors.
Here, we’ll count down five reasons to consider a garage door replacement, along with why moving glass walls are an ingenious solution.
1. Curb Appeal
From welcoming visitors to your home to attracting prospective buyers, curb appeal directly influences the first impression your home makes—and every impression thereafter.
The importance of curb appeal cannot be overstated. In fact, according to home renovation guru Bob Villa, a positive first impression can add up to 20 percent to the value of your home—a figure comparable to that of a new bath or kitchen.
Garage doors, in particular, can contribute to (or detract from) curb appeal. Situated at the front of many homes, garage doors are one of the first and last things people see. As such, a garage door can be a major addition to your home’s appeal…or it can pull down the luster of the rest of your home improvements without proper attention.
And then there’s your own experience as a homeowner. Chances are, you pull in and out of your driveway multiple times a day. Wouldn’t it be nice to do so to a beautiful view?
While factors like architecture style, paint color, windows, landscaping, and lighting all contribute to your home’s aesthetic, doors (and garage doors) can be especially impactful—especially if you think outside the box with moving glass walls, which not only improve your home’s view from the outside in, but also from the inside out.
2. Return on Investment
The earlier point touched on the value of curb appeal in general. However, modern garage doors are in and of themselves an excellent way to boost your home’s value while delivering on ROI.
Garage door replacements are consistently at the top of Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value report. For 2023, this home improvement project trailed only HVAC conversions for cost recouped at resale coming in at an impressive 102.7 percent. It also bested other popular home improvement projects, including siding replacement, kitchen remodels, roofing replacement, master bath additions, and kitchen and bath remodels.
If and when the time comes to put your home on the market, you can look forward to your new garage doors helping you get out more than you put into the project.
But that’s not all. A whopping 70 percent of realtors say garage doors don’t just help you sell your home for more money (adding between $8,000 and $14,000 to the purchase price), but also faster.
3. Energy Savings
Garage doors also add value in another way: improved energy-efficiency.
With eco-friendliness a top concern for many homeowners today, many are prioritizing upgrading to new energy efficient windows and doors. Unfortunately, while garages can be a major offender in terms of heat loss and gain, they’re often overlooked.
From sustainable frame materials like aluminum and vinyl to a variety of glazing options, there are many ways to embrace-efficiency with a new garage door.
4. Safety and Security
Likely your home’s largest moving object, your garage door also exerts a significant amount of force. While you may not think twice about your garage door when it’s working well, a dysfunctional garage door is not only inconvenient, but downright dangerous: tens of thousands of people are injured by garage doors every year. Upgrading your new garage door with a professional and guaranteed installation ensures that yours is in optimal working condition and will be for the foreseeable future.
As an entry and exit point to your home, meanwhile, strong garage doors also improve your home’s security.
5. Comfort and Convenience
Garage doors have come a long way. New innovations to everything from materials to design improve the functionality of garage doors. The perfect example? Moving glass garage doors.
Not only are today’s sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing garage doors a (literal) breeze to open and close, but they’ve also got the potential to expand the livable square footage of your home, improve airflow and ventilation, and create a warmer and more welcoming look and feel—all while being easier to maintain.
From improving functionality to enhancing aesthetics, there are many reasons to consider a garage door replacement. But all garage doors aren’t created equal, which begs the question: How do you select a garage door (and garage door company) that will deliver on all the promises of a garage door replacement?
That’s where Skye Walls come in. Our moving glass walls have transformative potential when integrated into your environment.
To learn more about how Skye Walls can help you attain your goals for your home, schedule your complimentary consultation today.