Don’t Let an UGLY Garage Door Hit You in the Pocket! February 4, 2020 doorg Are you a homeowner looking to buy a new garage door? If you are, then hold the phone because we need to chat about something you may be overlooking! If you’re not, then hang around anyway, because once you hear what your neighbor is doing, you’ll more than likely jump on the wagon to get it done yourself! So, back to the side of the room who are looking into an upgrade – have you been weighing your options about the what type and style of door you’re going to invest in? I can hear the voices now – “what options? It’s a door. All I need it to do is open and close and I want to get it as cheap as possible.” That’s my cue to come in! You should be driving yourself up and around the walls trying to decide on what model, color and materials best fit your budget while still getting that so-desired appealing look. Why does your garage door need to look appealing? Seriously? Do I have to teach you everything? Ugly is NOT in. Never was and never will be. We’ve all seen our share of eye-sores and know the thoughts that ran through your mind when you cringed at its sight. Well, the home can’t do anything about it, so shift that blame over to the homeowner. The cheap and lazy homeowner who doesn’t pride themselves on appearance. This is the same type of person who doesn’t own an iron for their clothes because “it’s going to get wrinkled anyway”. This is the same type of person who thinks doing laundry is turning your underwear inside-out. Your home’s appearance reflects who YOU are! Fast forward to your search for a new door. The average Joe might try choosing one based on how awesome it looks in the brochure. But an educated guess would tell me that you don’t live in a brochure and your house looks nothing like the one featured in the brochure. That’s like a guy looking for a date by flipping through Maxim Magazine. So what are you really doing? Let me help pull you from the pages of Fantasyland and point you in the direction of finding a door that is going to look awesome on YOUR home. But first – a little DID YOU KNOW segment… Did you know that a garage door covers roughly 30% of the front of a house and is clearly visible to all eyeballs, drive-bys and streetwalkers. I don’t know who really studies these things, but rest assured a study was done, and the results illustrated that a well chosen and aesthetically pleasing garage door can add to the curb appeal, and value of your home. The value can increase between 1 and 5 percent. that’s more cheddar for your cracker! Not only does the right garage door make your home more attractive to buyers, but it makes it more profitable for you when it’s time to go on the market for sale… Oh, do I have your attention now? Now before committing to this fairly large purchase, you want to make sure that you’re going to be satisfied with your final decision. I’m guessing this is why Regis emphasized final answers on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. But the chances are, the only life line you’ll have is your spouse, and if they were any help, you probably wouldn’t be reading this article. So exactly how can you be sure that the door you choose is the door for you? Ask you’re garage door dealer if they can show you a picture of what your new door will look like on YOUR home. Can they do that? Sure. A good and reputable place can. It’s not like the carpet guy who comes in with swatches that match your furniture. You’re door tech won’t have a truck full of doors that he can put up and take down for your sick amusement. Instead, many companies are equipping their techs with modern technology such as digital cameras and laptops, so they can take a curbside photo of your property and impose your selected door onto the front of your home. Now you can virtually envision your door exactly how it will look once the job is complete. All it takes is a few minutes and some easy Photoshop skills. this also means, that if you have the tools and the software, you can experiment and do it yourself! If you don’t like the way the first door looks, then just try another! It’s shopping made simple before you even have to spend! A garage door just isn’t a garage door anymore. It’s a deciding factor. And one that you have control over. With that control, you can show your home a little more love and stylize it so that those who patrol the sidewalks will stop in awe and amazement at the wonders a custom door can do for you dwelling.