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New Garage Doors Increase Home Value



The cost of replacing a garage door can vary greatly depending on the size and material of the garage door that is purchased.  Rush Garage Doors has several types of garage doors available ( including steel doors, wood doors, wood composite doors, and vinyl doors.  Steel doors are the least expensive and most common with maintenance free factory finishes.  They are lightweight and come in a variety of colors and designs.  Wood garage doors are custom built in a multitude of styles ranging from traditional styles to swung-open looks.  These doors are aesthetically pleasing but require maintenance to avoid splitting, rotting, or warping of the wood.  Wood composite doors are maintenance free doors made from composite material to resemble the appearance of wood and are more expensive than steel doors.  Vinyl garage doors are of the highest quality and the most expensive available.  These doors are lightweight, maintenance free, and dent and scratch resistant.  While these different types of doors vary in price, any of these doors will increase the value of a home and recoup some of the cost of the installation.

Home improvement projects always improve the look and quality of your home but some large scale projects are almost always held off because of the cost and time commitment the job may take.  While implementing these projects may be an expensive hassle, there are many benefits to be reaped when the job is finally completed.  After major home improvements, your home will look and function better but most importantly, the resale value of your home will increase, thus recouping most of the money spent on the project.  One home improvement project that consistently boosts the resale value of homes is garage door replacement.  There are many options for garage doors available from several different manufacturers.  Garage door companies like Rush Garage Doors, Inc. ( can not only help customers choose a new garage door from these manufacturers, but they also professionally install new garage doors.

Every year, Remodeling Magazine releases their “Cost vs. Value” report in which a study is done in each region of the United States to determine the average job cost and resale values of the most common home improvement projects.  These results are used to calculate the percentage of the cost recouped with the resale value for each project.  Their final report for each region compares the results to the national averages calculated by combining the results of each U.S. region.  The 2011-2012 report for Chicago and its suburbs ( shows garage door replacement with an average job cost of $1,562 and an average resale value of $1,019.  That results in a recoup percentage of 65.2%, regaining well over half the cost of the job.  These figures are close to the national averages with the job cost at $1,512 and the resale value at $1,087 for an average recoup percentage of 71.9%. 

Replacing your garage door will not only improve the look of your home and the function of your garage, but it will also increase the value of your home, recouping on average over half the cost of the garage door installation.  Rush Garage Doors, Inc. offers garage door installation services ( to the Chicago suburbs and they can aid you in purchasing a new garage door.  The average percentage of the recouped costs makes replacing your garage door a worthwhile home project.