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Whenever you consider remodeling areas of your home, part of your thought process likely ventures toward: how will this impact the value of my home?

According to Remodeling Magazine's 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, renovating your garage could very well be one of the best decisions you make, not only to improve the look and function of your home, but if you're also looking for a high return on your investment.

Take, for example, a midrange home improvement project – replacing your garage door with something like a 16'x7' single-layer, uninsulated Amarr Stratford ST1000 garage door. Based on averages in the Greater New Orleans area, this type of project would cost roughly $1,700, while the resale value hovers around 1,350.

In other words, New Orleans homeowners could recoup up to 76% of the cost, ranking this type of midrange garage door replacement as the fifth highest return on investment.

What about upscale garage door renovations in New Orleans?

Now let's say you decide to replace your garage door with something like a 16'x7' triple-layer insulated Amarr Classica CL 3000 garage door that features insulated glass windows and a lifetime warranty.

The average cost for this project in New Orleans is around $3,300, while its resale value is $2,810. That means you, as the homeowner, could recoup 85% of the cost, which is the highest return on investment in the upscale projects category featured in Remodeling Magazine. 

Why your garage is your best home renovation project this year

In a December, 2016 article The New York Times described garage makeovers as the "Final Frontier in Home Renovations." says that garage upgrades (even something as simple as placing your garage door) is one of the top renovations that could really pay off this year.

While replacing your garage door is one of the most popular ways to renovate your garage, there are other options you have, including:

  • Expanding your garage
  • Extending your living space (making your garage more than a home for "stuff" and cars
  • Creating more space in your existing footprint (including downsizing and incorporating new organizational styles)
  • Technological upgrades (including turning your garage into a "smart garage")

One or our skilled garage-door specialists can provide you with a series of garage renovation ideas to help you choose the right one for you and your family. Contact us today to discuss your options and to see how your garage door renovations can help you improve the look, function and value of your home.

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