Garage Doors Offer the Best Resale Value Among Home Improvements in San Antonio
By Randy Oliver for San Antonio Woman Magazine
In challenging economic times, it’s important to choose home improvement investments that pay off when it’s time to sell. New garage doors continue to offer the highest return on investment both in San Antonio and nationally, according to the latest survey from Remodeling Magazine.
Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost Vs. Value Report shows that replacing a garage door is the top home improvement option for retaining value for the second year in a row in San Antonio and the best nationally for the sixth year in a row.
Locally, new garage doors returned more than 94 percent of the job cost upon resale in 2022, based on the installation of a new door priced just under $4,000 for a foam-insulated 16-foot-by-7-foot door and new tracks.
New garage doors offer other benefits, too, including relatively low cost and an instant boost in curb appeal.
Garage doors are often used as the primary entrance, covering up to 40% of the front elevation of some homes, which allows homeowners to greatly improve the function, value, and curb appeal of their home just by replacing their garage door.
Each year Remodeling Magazine compares average costs for popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in various U.S. markets. More information on the report is available at www.costvsvalue.com.
A wide range of styles
Residential overhead doors are available in a wide variety of styles, colors, materials, and insulation values, with looks for every exterior and price ranges for every budget. Homeowners can choose from materials including aluminum, glass, faux wood, real wood, steel with a stained wood look, insulated steel, fiberglass, and even vinyl garage doors for harsh environments.
Hollywood-Crawford also furnishes doors made with specialty materials, including reclaimed barn wood, Corten steel, and composite faux wood materials. One popular trend among today’s homeowners is a full-view glass overhead door, providing a seamless blend of interior and exterior spaces while providing ample lighting inside. These full-view aluminum garage doors are available with a variety of insulated and non-insulated glass panels.
Here in South Texas, insulated garage doors are increasingly popular. Insulation not only helps keep garages more comfortable but also helps prevent harsh temperatures from getting into homes – another money saver for homeowners.
Garage door openers have also evolved, thanks to technology that allows homeowners to control their garage door opening systems remotely with their smartphones. That means no more worrying if the garage door was accidentally left open. It’s a great way to improve home security, safety, and peace of mind.
Explore how a new garage door can transform the look of your home at the Hollywood-Crawford showroom, located in San Antonio at 11234 Gordon Rd., with more than 40 beautiful, full-sized garage doors on display to help you choose the right door for your home. You can also use the virtual tools online at www.HollywoodCrawford.com. Simply upload a photo of your home or choose a house with a similar structure and style and select from many options to build a door unique to your needs.
For more information, visit www.hollywoodcrawford.com or call 210-494-3434.