Curb appeal is vital when selling your home during the pandemic.

By Al August 5, 2020

Did you know that August is National Curb Appeal Month? If you have decided to put your home up for sale, you want to do it right to make the transaction easy, fast and profitable. Since many prospective buyers are hesitant to physically tour your home due to pandemic concerns, they judge how your home looks from the street or view online photos before they decide to go inside. Does your home say, ‘welcome home’ or ‘keep driving?’

Your garage door is an important part of your curb appeal. Although it must be durable and reliable, it should also be attractive and well maintained. Is yours?  The 2020 Cost Versus Value Study says that garage door replacement has a higher ROI (return on investment) than window, entry door, roofing or siding replacement. Bigger expenses make bigger returns and for every $1,000 invested in a new garage door, $950 is added to the value of your home.  The cost to professionally install an average steel garage door can cost $750-$1500, depending on its size, whether it’s insulated or not and what options are included.

Weather conditions can cause your garage door paint to fade, while dents and dings and further damage its finish.  When your garage door is old, out dated and difficult to open or close, or just doesn’t look good, it’s saying ‘replace me’. Aladdin Doors® has over 20 years in garage door replacement, installation and repair. You don’t need to be an expert in garage doors, because we are. We’ll begin with a complimentary in-home consultation to show you what’s new on the market. See the new models, colors, stains, types of insulation, windows, decorative trim and accessories and more. We’ll talk about what would best compliment the style of your home while staying within your budget constraints.

Because we only work with the best manufacturers in the industry, you can be assured you’re getting a high quality door that will last for years to come. Our doors are built for durability, security and energy efficiency, and are made from the highest quality materials in wood, steel, aluminum, fiberglass and vinyl. From a carriage style to a traditional to a modern door, we have doors to fit your home’s architectural style and personal taste.

  • Traditional – Many homeowners choose a traditional raised panel door for that clean, classic look. They’re available in a variety of materials and a many designs.
  • Carriage Style – Carriage house doors are also called barn style garage doors. Their rustic look best complement a craftsman style home.
  • Contemporary – For homes that are modern, contemporary garage doors give your home a sleek curb appeal usually made from aluminum and glass. Although they can be attractive, they’re not right for every home.

Consider adding windows to your garage door to bring in natural light and give more style and sophistication to your curb appeal. Windows can be rectangular or arched, frosted or clear either at eye level or high enough to allow light without views. Customize your door with decorative handles and hinges so it stands out from the rest. If your garage door opener is old and has been repaired one too many times, replace it with the latest in MyQ® technology. Your new homeowners will thank you!  They’ll be able to open and close the garage door from anywhere at any time from their smartphone, iPad or computer. For even greater savings, we’ll put together a bundled package to further increase your home’s value. Our service includes removal and haul away of your old door, professional installation your new door, including tracks, springs, cables, drums, end plates and rollers, and reinstallation of your current (or new) garage door opener. Finally, we will clean up as though we were never there. As a professional, complete garage door company, we do it all.

For more ways to improve your curb appeal, look for anything that’s broken, in poor condition, or can affect the structure, safety and functionality of your home’s exterior. Besides your garage door, you may want to repair, replace or spruce up the following:

  • Front door
  • Landscaping
  • Exterior paint
  • Roofing and siding
  • Windows
  • Mailbox

Before you put up that for sale sign, and to ‘up’ your curb appeal, take some time to consider how your garage door looks to everyone who passes by. If you think a garage door replacement makes sense, let us help.  We understand that the process of replacing and installing a new garage door can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to pick out a garage door that’s right for you when there are so many options available. We’re Aladdin Doors® and we’re here to make it as simple as possible.  Call us at (877) 366-7247 or request your free estimate. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you. Good selling!

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