Should You Install a New Garage Door to Sell Your Home?

If you’re selling a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you know it needs to be as appealing as possible to potential buyers – and it has to make a great first impression. In some cases, a new garage door boosts curb appeal.

However, you shouldn’t make any major changes unless you’ve talked to your Lakewood Realtor® about your plans. That’s because not all home improvement investments pay off at the closing table; your agent will be able to tell you how a new garage door can impact your home’s sale.

Should You Install a New Garage Door to Sell Your Home?

Garage door installation, on average, costs about $2,300. That doesn’t include an opener – just the door. That’s for a standard door, too, which is usually between 8 and 10 feet wide.

Most homes have sectional or roll-up garage doors, but some feature one-piece doors that swing up or out. Sectional, roll-up doors are usually more affordable than other types are.

Garage Door Materials

Most garage doors are made from:

  • Aluminum

  • Fiberglass

  • Steel

  • Vinyl

  • Wood or composite


Aluminum doors are rust-resistant and affordable, but they do bend easily and don’t provide much insulation.


Fiberglass garage doors are rust-resistant, and they’re light. These types of doors can yellow with age, and they’re known to crack under extreme temperatures.


Low-maintenance steel garage doors are heavy, so they’re hard on opening mechanisms. They dent fairly easily, too.


Lightweight and easy to care for, vinyl garage doors are affordable. However, they’re prone to fading – and you may not find a perfect match.

Wood or Composite

A solid wood or composite wood garage door is gorgeous, but it’s costly – and it requires maintenance. Typically, these doors aren’t as sturdy as their metal or synthetic counterparts are.

Are You Buying or Selling a Home in Lakewood or Long Beach?

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, we can help. Call us at 562-882-1581. Tell us what you want from your next home and we’ll start searching for it right away. 

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