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If you live in Slidell, Mandeville, Baton Rouge, or the New Orleans metropolitan region, you know that the weather can be brutally one extreme or another. From scorching hot in the summer, to brisk and cool in the winter, or those “occasional” tropical storms that make their way to our vulnerable state, the communities in Louisiana never know what they should be bracing themselves for from one year to the next.

The garage door is one home upgrade you should definitely consider. Many homeowners get accustomed to their decades-old garage door and find it cumbersome, noisy or just a hassle to get in. If it doesn’t have an automatic door opener, then this is one “must have” upgrade you should truly consider! Our Genie Professional Access Systems are something you will wonder why you lived without for so long. They are not only wonderful; they can make your home more secure and efficient as an entryway.

The garage door is not the only clever upgrade to consider. Whether you plan on living in your house a long time or selling it, the upgrades you do to your home’s exterior will go a long way to improve the value. Here are some other exterior revamps to do:

  • Brush up the stain or paint: If you can’t afford to paint the entire house and garage, including scraping the old stuff and refreshing the color, then at least you can pressure wash the home and touch up the paint. This will transform your home from dull and outdated to lively and visually appealing.
  • Add some mulch and flowers around the shrubs, walkways and trees. This will make your home 100% more eye-popping. While you’re at it, don’t forget to do some trimming and weed-whacking.
  • Sealcoating/resurfacing driveway. After some time, your old pavement or cement driveway may get cracks from the earth shifting. Weeds start growing from the middle. Or if you have a brick drive and walkway, the bricks may get chipped, damaged or out of alignment. Hire a sealcoating expert (or if you are a do-it-yourselfer you can get the materials at a home improvement store) and get those cracks filled in. This is a regular thing that should be done every five years or so to make your driveway safer and more appealing.
  • Evaluate the roof, not just of your house, but of your garage, too. The longer you wait to upgrade it, the more expensive it will cost. Many people put off the roof until last since it does cost a lot for updating, but the value is always worthwhile. One of the first things buyers ask when looking at a home for sale is, “What year was the roof last updated?”

The point of upgrading the exterior of your home is not only to make it more enjoyable to live there, but to preserve the longevity. When you falter on maintenance, then it makes your home run down and costs even more to do an overhaul. Little bits here and there are the smart way to upgrade your house. Contact us today to start with the garage door.

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Sales: 985.264.7671
Fax: 985.893.0831

American Garage Door provides full service garage door installation, maintenance and repairs in greater New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner, Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell as well as Picayune and Gulfport MS.