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While your home is the place where your family will create a lifetime of priceless memories, it's also one of your most valuable assets. And unlike other assets (boats, cars), your home can - and probably will - increase in value over time.

The choices you make when upgrading, remodeling, and maintaining your home will help determine just how much value is added to your home over time. Sure, remodeling bathrooms and kitchens, and adding hardwood flooring and gorgeous landscaping are obvious (albeit pricey) options, but did you know that the garage door remains one of the best remodeling projects when it comes to your return on investment?

Garage Doors - the Rolex watch of your New Orleans home

Remodeling Magazine recently conducted their annual Cost vs. Value survey, which demonstrated that replacing or upgrading your garage door is one of the top projects in retaining value over time.

Let's break down the numbers a bit:

Remodeling Magazine's survey shows that installing a new mid-range garage door costs, on average, $1,652. Certainly not as much as a major remodeling project; however, the garage door project provides a 91.5% ROI.

An upscale garage door replacement - which might cost around $3,140 - provides an ROI of 90.1%.

Of course, while taking on a garage door project, you might be thinking about more than just ROI - you might be thinking about appearances. Seeing as garage doors can take up as much as 40% of your home's entire exterior, adding a new garage door to your home can make a drastic and impressive impact on your house.

Perhaps that's why studies have shown that people become overwhelmingly satisfied with their homes after investing in a new garage door.

Never underestimate the happy factor

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) surveyed homeowners and discovered that the simple act of installing a new garage door greatly increased homeowners' desire to be at home:

  • 32% of homeowners had an increased enjoyment of their home following their project
  • 61% felt a major sense of accomplishment

The Joy Score

NAR and NARI use what's called a "Joy Score", which is based on the amount of homeowners who were happy and those who were satisfied when seeing their completed project.

When it comes to garage doors, the overall Joy Score was an impressive 9.5 out of 10.

So what's this mean for you?

If you live in the Greater New Orleans region (including Mandeville, Covington, Slidell, and New Orleans) you have a tremendous opportunity to add great value to your home without having to invest tens of thousands of dollars.

The team at American Garage Door of Louisiana can help you choose and design a garage door that will not only offer an impressive return on your investment, but will get you to fall in love with your home all over again.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you add value and happiness to your most valued asset.

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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.