If you’re thinking of selling your house then it pays to ensure that it looks as good as possible and offers the best value for money to potential buyers, particularly in the current economic climate. One way to add value is to replace your old garage door with a new one.

Why will updating my garage door add value to my home?

First impressions really count and when it comes to buying houses some experts believe that the majority of buyers will make a decision on whether they want to purchase your house before they’ve even stepped through the front door, based entirely on how it looks form the outside.

If you want your home to generate lots of interest and sell quickly for the best price then you need to ensure that your frontage looks great. This may mean that you need to improve your driveway, repaint, repair or replace windows and doors or fit an new garage door in place of your old one. Even if your garage door still works well if it looks old and well used most buyers will assume that it’s not up to scratch.

Increase your home security

Believe it or not, making your home look more secure is a deterrent to burglars, even if it’s not actually any safer than it was before; so things like adding a sign that tells thieves you have a burglar alarm or a dog are a good idea and if you have a brand new garage door thieves are much more likely to pass your property over in favour of one that looks easier to break into.

You may think that your old garage door is secure enough but people often don’t update their garage doors for decades which means they’re not taking advantage of modern technology that can add security such as remote controlled garage doors or steel reinforced garage doors.

Increase street appeal

Even if your not worried about security fitting a new garage door can really help you to add street appeal to your home because you can pick a door that’s in keeping with the age and style of your home so that your garage door becomes an asset rather than sticking out like a sore thumb.