Cost Vs. Value 2021

Cost Vs. Value 2021

The Cost Vs. Value of a Garage Door Replacement in 2021

Many homeowners like to keep busy by working on home improvement projects. Over time, the costs of those projects can add up fast, but there is one that stands apart from the rest with its high return on investment (ROI) and relatively low cost — garage door replacements.

wood carriage house garage doors

First impressions and curb appeal make a significant difference for potential and current homeowners. That’s why exterior projects like garage door replacements have a strong ROI. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2021 Cost vs. Value results, garage door replacement is the top-ranking home improvement project to invest in within the U.S. With 93.8% of the cost recouped, replacing garage doors is one of the most affordable home improvement projects to make right now.

Garage door replacements also rank number one for highest-ROI home improvement projects in Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina, and number two in the South Atlantic region. More specifically, the report analyzed the cost of replacing a garage door and the cost recouped from the resale value. Raleigh, NC, for example, has a 96% cost recouped, with the cost of replacing a garage door around $3,915 and a resale value of $3,759. 

A new methodology was used to calculate the 2021 results compared to the prior Cost vs. Value reports, including real estate agents answering a more robust survey with questions relating to location. While home improvement standbys like adding a deck, remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, or installing new windows still pay off, the national average cost recouped for even the best of these is more than 20% lower than that of a garage door replacement.  

If you’re thinking of changing your home’s exterior to add value and increase its curb appeal, replacing your garage door is a great place to start.

Add Value to Your Home With Custom Door & Gate

The ROI of new garage doors makes them an attractive investment, and garage door replacements are an excellent way to quickly improve your property’s curb appeal. Whether you need to buy a new door or just want to upgrade, there are many options you can choose from. 

At Custom Door & Gate, we have a wide variety of doors available so you can find one that suits your home in function and fashion. We are proud to offer Clopay® real and faux wood, carriage house and walk-through style doors. We also provide insulated doors, which have become popular due to their energy efficiency.

Want to get the greatest garage door replacement value? Replace your garage door with Custom Door & Gate and upgrade your home’s first impression and curb appeal. Our experts will guide you through the entire process, from selection to installation. Contact us today to get started!

Top Questions to Ask Any Garage Door Company

Top Questions to Ask Any Garage Door Company

Custom Door & Gate is a certified garage door company in Raleigh, NC, that provides garage door repairs, estimates and installations. We have over 100 years of combined service in the industry, so we know exactly what you should be asking companies like ours to ensure you work with a trustworthy business.

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Read on to learn some of the basic questions your garage door company should answer before beginning service.

Are Your Technicians Employees of the Company? Or Do You Use Outside Contractors?

Both company employees and outside contractors can do great work on your garage door. However, company employees take pride in the brands they represent and build their company’s reputation with every service they provide.

At Custom Door & Gate, our technicians are certified by IDEA, the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation. Our fully insured employees have served customers since 1989.

What Manufacturers Do You Offer?

Do your research on the brand names the company offers to make sure they’re reputable. 

We stock only the best doors from Clopay®. We also sell garage door openers from LiftMaster® and Blue Giant’s dock lift equipment.

What Is the Warranty on Service Work and Products?

A proper installation is only as good as the product installed. You’ll want to ensure there’s a warranty on your garage door installation and that you can reach out to the company you do business with after installation.

Custom Door & Gate guarantee our work, and, along with any manufacturers’ warranties, we also provide a 1-year warranty on our labor.

Can You Offer an Estimate?

Many garage door companies are happy to speak with you regarding their services. Reach out to a few companies over the phone or on their website to get a sense of which company will work best for you.

At Custom Door & Gate, we offer free technical advice quoting services.

How Long Will Installation of a New Garage Door Take?

The answer to this question can be complicated by various factors, including weather and repairs needed.

However, our expert technicians are methodical and expedient. Typically, a new build with us will take less than three hours, while a replacement can take about four hours.

Contact Custom Door & Gate Today

We hope these questions give you a good overview of what you should be looking for in a certified garage door company. Here at Custom Door & Gate, we are always prepared to answer these questions, as well as any others you may have about garage door estimates, repairs and installations. Call us today at 919-876-4555 or contact us online to get started with your new garage door now!

Garage Door Design Options

The Most Common Garage Door Design Options

Installing a new garage door or updating your current one is an exciting process. Choosing colors, materials and styles that complement the rest of your house is only made more rewarding by seeing your plan come to life right in front of you.

carriage house garage door

Sometimes, though, a simplistic design can become lackluster when you see it in person. If that’s the case, it’s time to do what you do when any part of your house becomes boring — decorate! Custom Door & Gate has a great selection of decorative hardware for you to dress up your garage door design with.

Decorative Hardware Options

When exploring your decorative hardware options, you have a few choices to accessorize your garage door:

  • Handles: Even if your garage door is automatic, you’ll likely want to have handles on it in case of power outage or breakage. A decorative hinge is a perfect way to add a flair of extravagance to your door.
  • Hinges: Long hinges are quite popular on garage doors, especially for buyers looking to add a rustic element to their house.
  • Plates: Adding step plates to the bottom of your garage door is excellent for balancing your door’s look if it has windows at the top.

Every Clopay® door on our website has suggested styles to fit with the door’s aesthetic. These styles are:

  • Spade: Spade handles, hinges and plates have raindrop-shaped ends that come to a long, narrow point.
  • Spear: Accessories with spears look similar to spade decorations, but the raindrop shape is more rounded.
  • Colonial: Products with this shape have a fanlike appearance with a half-oval design on the hardware ends.

Glass Options

Another common decorative element to add to your new garage door is glass windows. Clopay® also offers doors consisting of all-glass panels and aluminum frames.

If you love the design of a glass garage door but have concerns about privacy or lighting, rest assured we have various treatments available to provide you with a beautiful oasis away from the world. Aside from our clear glass, options include:

  • Gray and bronze-tinted glass.
  • Obscure glass.
  • Frosted (satin etched) glass.
  • Mirrored glass.
  • White laminate glass.

If you decide glass is not the material for you but still want the style, we offer clear and tinted acrylic or polygal and aluminum paneling as replacements.

Make Your Garage Door Stylish and Unique

Start on your new garage door design by using some of these clever ideas. If you’re ready to design your garage door with stylized plates, hinges, handles, and glass windows, contact Custom Door & Gate to request an estimate today!