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A garage door keeps your car in the garage and intruders out of the garage — but it's so much more than a sheet of metal or wood! Modern garage doors typically feature insulated panels to improve energy-efficiency. They can be coordinated with smart home systems for easy operation, and they come in an array of fun colors. We urge you to take your time when shopping for a garage door. Fully weight your options, and take time to learn about them, too. That learning can actually begin right here on this blog, which is dedicated to the very topic of garage doors.

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Curb appeal is important when you decide to sell your home. Great curb appeal compels buyers to take a closer look, to come inside, and to want to see how awesome your home is up close. You can achieve curb appeal with a well-manicured lawn, sparkling windows, fresh paint on the front door, and a good-looking garage door. In fact, for many homes, the garage door takes up the bulk of the front facade of a home. It has to look good.

1. Paint

Before listing your house for sale, make sure the paint on your garage door is in good condition. Remove any loose or flaking paint and touch up the area. If you need to re-paint the entire garage door do so. In fact, if you are wondering what color to paint it, In fact, some house houses with "greige" (grey + beige) exteriors sell for almost $3,500 more. 

2. Dent

It happens. You get distracted and accidentally bump the garage door with your car. Call a garage door repair company and have that dent fixed before listing your home. A small dent will not change the value of your home. It will, however, make buyers wonder if you have neglected other areas of your home. 

3. Safety

If you have an older garage door, you may have a safety issue on your hands. Older doors continue to close, even when there is an obstruction. This could harm a child or pet. Since 1993, garage doors have been equipped with motion sensors that have the garage door go back up if they encounter any sign of obstruction.

Replacing an older garage door is a good idea for two reasons. It not only removes you from any liability or future lawsuits, but it also prevents a potential buyer from trying to lower their offer due to the need for a new garage door. 

4. Broken

Unless you are selling your house as an "as is" fixer-upper, there is no reason to sell your home with a broken garage door. In fact, the whole reason for taking the time to clean, repair, and declutter your home before putting it on the market is to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. No one is going to pay top dollar for a house with a broken garage door. If you are too busy, have the professionals come out to repair or replace it immediately. A new garage door can be installed inexpensively in just a day.

Your garage door is one of the first things buyers see when they look at the outside of your house from the street. Make a great first impression with yours. If your garage door needs help, reach out to a company like American Garage Door near you.