When undertaking a home improvement project, attention usually focuses on major building work such as an extension, loft conversion or fitted kitchen. Of course, this is perfectly understandable as these larger projects will very often increase the value of a property whilst providing additional space. Nevertheless, it is important that some of the smaller touches to a home improvement project are not neglected, as one day these can come back to haunt homeowners who are desperate to sell up.
Old and worn-out garage doors are typically unsightly and do very little to encourage potential buyers that the house itself is worth their investment. Undoubtedly, old garage doors have a tendency to break down or become stuck – a poorly functioning garage door implies that the remainder of the house has been neglected too, regardless of whether this is in fact the case or not. Thus, it is well worth putting the ‘wow factor’ back into a property by selecting brand new, fully functional garage doors, of which there are many different types available on the market.
A brand new ‘up and over’ garage door is usually the cheapest and most straightforward type to install. Up and over garage doors represent a good investment provided that they match the general facade of the house and are of a good quality construction. Garages that are situated close to the pavement or road, or where space is at a premium, will often benefit from roller doors, which are not always the most aesthetically pleasing options available but are certainly among the most functional. Indeed, roller doors also allow for cars to be parked up close to the garage itself, as the doors do not require any horizontal swinging space. Sliding doors also offer additional space, whilst it is generally important to consider the security provided by any new garage door.