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Replacing Your Worn Out Garage Door Can Offer The Best ROI This Year

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

A study by Remodeling magazine found that replacing the garage door gives homeowners more return on investment (ROI) than any other home remodeling project. This was the second consecutive year the survey found the garage door to be the highest ROI project in the home. In short, replacing your garage door improves the appearance of your house, which increases its resale value.\

Garage door makes a big difference

The Remodeling survey compared “typical home-improvement project costs with what those projects contribute to a home’s price at resale.” The 2019 survey calculated the average cost versus value for 22 popular home remodeling projects in nine U.S. regions and 136 U.S. markets. The study revealed that the cost for an upscale garage door replacement was $3,611 and the estimated value at resale was $3,520. This was a 97.5% ROI, which far exceeds the 66% average for other remodeling projects.

According to the report, “the reason for high returns on exterior projects, and especially façade facelifts, stems from the valuations set by the real-estate community.”

Exterior projects give more ROI

One takeaway from the survey was the higher ROI that comes from exterior renovations, as opposed to interior projects. Outside of the garage door, the top projects include:

  • Manufactured stone veneer (94.9% ROI)

  • Midrange deck addition (75.6% ROI)

  • Midrange siding replacement (75.6% ROI)

  • Midrange entry door replacement (74.9% ROI)

The only interior project in the survey’s “top six” projects was a midrange minor kitchen remodel, which had 80.5% ROI.

When it comes to maximizing the value of your project, it’s clear that curb appeal is king.

Garage Door Experts You Can Trust

If you are looking for a new Garage Door Opener there is no one in the Phoenix valley that you should trust more than the Garage Door Grunts. As a Veteran Owned and Operated business we are built on trust and powered by integrity. Contact us today to get top-tier garage doors and top-rated service.

Give us a call at 623-219-8460 or visit us online at

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