Curbside Appeal Includes Great Looking Garage Doors
The exterior look and feel of a residence from the curb is important. Neighborhoods that have a high level of pride have well maintained lawns and tidy architectural details. Many home owners associations have strict rules and require home owners to keep their lawns tidy. In addition to lawn care rules, there are rules on items that are not welcome in the neighborhood.
These rules are in place to keep property values up. In preparation for a home sale or a real estate appraisal, many homeowners scramble to spruce up the exterior of their home. There are many tried and true ways of sprucing up your home’s exterior because it is important to keep it fresh and attractive. Many homeowners reserve the bulk of their improvement dollar to updating kitchens and bathrooms.
However it is a good idea not to ignore the exterior of your home. Many people do not spend a lot of time sitting outside their homes looking at its appearance with a critical eye. Landscaping that is ignored often needs fresh grass to be planted and some new plants. The walkway or stone path leading to and from the home may be in need of repair. Cracked porches and uneven patios can be seen as a safety hazard.
Homes that have great curb appeal are easier to sell. Selling your home may not be a top priority right now, however that day will come sooner or later. It is then that paying attention to its attractiveness will pay off. Fixing the exterior landscaping, walkways, and minor flaws is not enough.
The garage door may be faded, sad, and forgotten. Sagging garage doors are a common problem. Single or double doors that can not open or close properly can be a security risk. Leaving them partially open or completely open is asking for thieves and nosy neighbors to come and explore the valuables within.
This also leaves easy access to any openings into the house if the garage is attached to the main home. A door with slight damage can easily be fixed by an experienced door company. Older garage doors, or those that have experienced a lot of wear and tear should be replaced. Wooden doors that have rotten spots or split panels can be upgraded to a newer garage door. Pressure washing the garage door and siding can release years of dirt and grime.
Newer homes have larger and multiple garages. There are many neighborhoods that have two to three car garages. The garages offer storage space that is essential to store boats, tractors, smaller farm equipment, cars, vans and motorcycles. When you are driving by it’s hard to guess what could be behind door number one, two or three.
Replacing a garage door can be done to suit any architectural style. They can be purchased in numerous colors and unlimited styles. When you need to upgrade your doors, put some thought into the overall look you want to achieve. After all, your home should reflect not only its era, but your tastes as well.