Curb Enthusiasm: Simple Tips to Make Your Garage Door Pop

When people think about updating their home in order to get the most value for it on the market, they usually look to the inside. However, adding curb appeal by updating your garage door is an incredibly easy and cost-effective way to get you even more money when you finally decide it’s time to move into a new home. Below, the Overhead Door Company of Des Moines has listed a few tips on how to get the most out of your garage door and, in turn, your home.

A Home Improvement Project That’s Actually Worth the Effort

Like we mentioned above, people usually think it’s the major indoor projects, like redoing their kitchen or bathroom, that will net them the big bucks. However, 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. It will also take significantly less time to install.

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

As you saw in the opening picture, adding a little color to your garage door makes it much more easily identifiable than the average slab of white or taupe perched at the top of almost every driveway on your block. Get whacky by experimenting with color like coral, mint green, or an interesting shade of blue.

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

We’re not just talking about taking a broom and sweeping away the cobwebs and dust around the edges of your garage door – we’re talking about giving it a true deep cleaning.

Consider renting a power washer. It’s amazing what a simple high-powered stream of water can do. When used correctly, it removes dirt and grime that can build up over the seasons leaving certain parts of your home (i.e. your garage door) looking dull. Blasting it with the power washer will not only leave it sparkling clean, but it also makes it easier to paint and upgrade.

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 Des Moines today.

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