It may not be the first thing on your mind, but your garage can have a major impact on your home’s value and appearance. A recent report from Remodeling Magazine found that exterior improvements accounted for eight of the top 10 projects in terms of recouping value when selling a home.
Since garages are the most-used entry to a house, it’s crucial that the garage door looks good—especially when the garage faces the street. It’s also important to pick a door that fits your home’s overall style. There are several types and materials of doors to choose from, each with advantages and disadvantages in terms of maintenance and cost, or depending on the location of your house. If your garage is heated or “conditioned” as part of your home, you may want to consider an insulated door to save energy. If you do choose an insulated door, you may qualify for a federal tax credit for 30% of the cost of the door with a maximum credit of $1,500.
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