The Impacts of Your Garage Door on Your Home’s Curb Appeal


Many homeowners are always looking for ways to increase the value and curb appeal of their home. Whether they are considering selling or simply want to enhance their home’s exterior appearance, curb appeal is a big deal.

One great way to do so that you may not have considered is to focus on your garage door. Upgrading using a Gilbert garage door installation service has a huge impact on the curb appeal of your home. 

Read ahead to learn more!

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How Does It Work?


Consider that the garage door takes up about 1/3 of the exterior of your home. Naturally, the eye is drawn to the biggest thing first, so when someone looks at your home, one of the first things they are likely to notice is the garage door whether they realize it or not.

It is important to choose a garage door that blends nicely with the rest of the home, creates balance, and most importantly, does not take away from the rest of your home’s exterior. Sometimes adding extra lighting or a subtle pattern can go a long way toward improving the appeal of your home.


Damaged Garage Doors


Experts say that if your garage door is damaged, it drastically reduces the curb appeal of your home, not to mention it opens the door (no pun intended!) to the potential for further damages from moisture, leaks, rodents, and other hazards. Ignoring the warning signs of garage door damage such as dents, scratches, warps, or cracks, can turn an easily repairable problem into a hefty financial investment.

If you notice any damages on your door, immediately call a reputable Gilbert garage door repair service to inspect the issue and provide an estimate for repairs. If they recommend an entire replacement instead of a simple garage repair, then you have the opportunity to upgrade the entire door and greatly enhance your curb appeal.


Can I Do It Myself?


Every professional garage door repair service will strongly recommend that you do not attempt to replace your garage door on your own. There are quite a large number of hazards that go along with installing garage doors, that can cause great injury to you if they are not done properly.

Garage door replacement is a very niche trade, requiring a specific set of tools and skills to install or fix any problems that may arise. If you attempt to take apart your garage door and install a new one yourself, serious injury or permanent damage can occur to yourself.

Additionally, every garage door comes with a solid set of warranties on the parts and service, provided it is installed by a professional. If you do it yourself, all warranties will be void and you could be struck with a hefty financial blow.

It is simply not worth the risk. Do your research and hire a reliable garage door professional that has been specially trained to do the job.


Choosing A New Garage Door


Once the need arises or you have decided to replace your garage door with a brand new upgrade, it is time to do research and make some decisions. You will need to begin by choosing a material that works best for your personal needs, and from there you can determine which patterns or designs work best with that material.

There are several factors involved with choosing a door design and brand including the long-term benefits, durability, and more. Your Homeowners Association will most likely have some guidelines and restrictions as to what types of garage door designs are permitted in your neighborhood if you have an HOA. Your Gilbert same day garage door service experts can discuss these factors with you further to determine which will work best for you; but for now we will highlight some of the most popular, yet timeless designs.

Let’s start with material:




Steel garage doors are the most ideal garage door material due to their extreme durability and strength. It will never rot or warp, it can last for decades, and can be finished in a variety of ways! Some garage doors do have aluminum structure, dependent on the design of the door.

Fun fact: Most “wood” doors these day are actually constructed with a steel door that has a wood overlay design affixed to it. 

As mentioned, it is important to note that steel garage doors can be finished in over a dozen different factory finishes. Homeowners can choose from a variety of panel designs, different textures, or paint colors, and can customize their steel garage door to complement either a modern or contemporary home exterior style.

Now some of the more popular designs:


standard design

It’s hard to go wrong with a standard stamp designed garage door. This is a timeless classic that most people will have. These doors are available in both short panel and long panel designs.


modern garage door

This is a version of modern garage door. It has a sleek design with the windows down the side but still offers a classic side with the wood look steel.


Carriage style garage door

Carriage house designs are very popular these days whether it be an interior or exterior preference. This design is very clean and offers simplicity, yet beauty to your curb appeal.


beadboard garage door

By far one of our favorite designs and one of the most popular choices, is the bead board walnut style garage doors. These doors are beautiful and will offer a timeless style to your house and curb appeal.


Garage Doors Provide an Amazing ROI


Now, most people may not know this, but replacing your garage door can help you sell your house for a higher price! According to Zonda Media’s 2023 Cost vs. Value Report, the ROI (return on investment) of a new garage door is almost 103%!

That means that if you invest in a garage door that is $4,302, you could get an ROI of $4,418, which comes out to 102.7%! Who wouldn’t want to make more money?


If you are feeling overwhelmed with options and having a hard time knowing where to start, Same Day Garage Door Services can help! Our experts specialize in all types of garage door repairs and installation services, and are very knowledgeable in every type of garage door material.

When you have a damaged garage door or simply want to upgrade, let us help you design and execute a garage door that will supercharge the curb appeal of your home. Call us today to speak with one of our design experts and get your project started!


Same Day Garage Door Services, LLC
ROC #308754


Gilbert Location
1176 East Warner Road #117
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: 480-573-2359


Tempe Location
5861 S Kyrene Rd Suite 1
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: 480-750-7975