With many attached garages taking up 40% of your home’s façade, it’s no surprise that garage doors can make or break your home’s first impression. But did you know that your garage also helps determine your home’s property value?

Here are three ways your garage door can boost your property value:

  • Curb Appeal
  • Energy Savings
  • Safety and Security

Curb Appeal

Whether you’re thinking of selling or want to tackle your next home improvement project, improving your street view is an excellent place to start. Complement your home’s color scheme and windows for a cohesive look, or opt for bolder colors to make a garage door statement. Choose a unique panel style that matches the aesthetic of your home. Most prospective buyers decide their level of interest based on the home's exterior. Attracting prospective buyers from the outside will inevitably draw them inside.

Energy Savings

An insulated garage door can increase your home's value by 4%. On top of that, insulation helps you save on energy costs by keeping outside air out of your home and maintaining the internal temperature of the garage. Insulation is especially important for garages that are heated or attached to your home. Look for a garage door with a high R-value for better insulation.

NationServe suggests you choose a door with an R-value of at least 11 and recommends R-14 or R-16 doors for climates that are prone to colder temperatures during the fall and winter months. Your potential energy savings, coupled with a higher sale price, can greatly improve your bottom line.

Safety and Security

Keep your home safe and secure for years to come with new garage door features and technology. Sensing photo eyes prevent your door from shutting when anything is in its path, and a new door garage door opener system will keep intruders out. Not only will new safety and security systems keep your loved ones safe and protect your home, but buyers are also looking for these features.

Sensing photo eyes and opener systems have become standard in the garage door industry, and homeowners have come to expect these additions. A garage door with up-to-date technology appeals to buyers looking for that move-in ready home. With Genie and LiftMaster, you can now control when your garage door opens and closes with your smartphone from anywhere in the world. Learn more about this technology.

Ready to start seeing a strong return on your investment? Browse NationServe’s top garage doors or Design a Door yourself to see exactly how it will look on your home with just a few clicks.