2021: It’s a New Ballgame!
Remodeling and construction continue to thrive during COVID-19. However, due to demand
outstripping supply, hurricanes, tariffs and other factors, the cost of materials like steel, lumber and
aluminum keep increasing. Higher prices for new garage doors and longer lead times keep on coming.
With the forecast calling for continued volatility, you don’t want to stall on an upgrade. Your home gets
one chance to make good on a first impression. In fact, research shows that when it comes to curb
appeal, investing in a solid, spiffy-looking garage door trumps all other exterior improvements.
1. A new garage door boosts your home value.
A good-looking garage door may impress your neighbors and make you smile every time you pull into
your driveway, but it also translates into ample profit come-time-to-sell. Just ask any real estate agent!
70% of Realtors agree that a new garage door helps sell a house faster and for more money. In fact, a
garage door upgrade can add $8,000 to $14,000 to the purchase price. Do it now for yourself rather
than the next buyer!
2. Insulated Garage Doors lower energy costs.
Energy efficiency is a top priority for homeowners renovating. A well-insulated door can keep your
unconditioned garage 10 to 20 degrees warmer in winter and cooler in summer. If the garage is
attached, this temperature advantage can translate to the house, keeping rooms above and next to the
garage more comfortable year-round.
3. The right garage door can even mean less work.
Traditional wooden garage doors, attractive as they were in 1970 and beyond, require regular surface
maintenance to stay in shape. Consider Clopay® remarkably convincing faux-wood composite garage
doors available in both carriage house and modern designs. We can help you compare and analyze
products to find the best solutions. Call us to set an appointment for a free consultation!
By: Peter Giglio, Jr., Owner