Curb Enthusiasm: Updating Your Garage Door to Sell Your Home

It’s finally time to sell your home. First off, congratulations. Now it’s time to start thinking about making your home more marketable. The easiest way to add to the curb appeal of your home? Sprucing up your garage door! Think about it, it’s the largest, most visible item on the front of your home and it’s usually the first thing people see when they drive by.

Adding visual intrigue to your garage door has its advantages, especially when it comes time to sell. Below, the Overhead Door Company of Southeast Missouri has listed a few tips to bump up your home’s style to help you attract a few more eyes and dollars when you decide it’s time to move.

A Home Improvement Project That’s Actually Worth the Effort

According to, adding a new garage door is the number one return on investment when compared to other home improvement projects. Adding windows, a new set of hinges, some interesting light fixtures, or a tasteful finish will instantly make your garage door look more distinguished.

And there’s no easier way to figure out which features you want than by using the DoorView® Garage Door De​signer App. It’s simple, just upload a picture of the front of your home and start experimenting with our massive selection of garage door styles and features.

Add a Little Color

Slapping a fresh coat of paint, possibly even in a bold color like burnt orange or light blue, will instantly brighten your garage door and set it apart from every other one beige or brown one on the block.

If you’re looking to get even more adventurous, you might even consider our ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Envy™​ Model 956. These doors combine aluminum with glass paneling to instantly give your home the sleek, modern feel of that trendy restaurant you’ve been trying to get reservations at for weeks.

Before You Do Anything, Clean

Chances are it’s been a while since you washed the outside of your home – and by “a while,” we mean “never.” We get it, it’s a big undertaking and you think the rain will wash off whatever grime is on the outside anyway. But giving your home’s exterior some TLC is the best way to see what exactly needs to be updated. Is the paint looking a bit faded? Slap a new coat on. Are those knobs looking a little worse for wear? Swap them out. The truth is, you have to see what’s underneath the buildup in order to really know what needs to be adjusted.

If you’re looking for any additional tips on how to add curb appeal to your home, or if you’re looking to upgrade your garage door call the Overhead Door Company of Southeast Missouri today.

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