The garage door of your flip house has seen better days—several dents, dings, and scratches ago. It works well, but replacing it for aesthetics is a must before you go to put it on the market. Consider these three things, though, before you swap it out for a new one.
If your flip is located in a part of the country that frequently receives hurricane-force winds, your new garage door must satisfy wind-load reinforcement requirements in order to prevent accidents. These requirements can be specific to each state, so you should refer to your local codes to make sure you’re in compliance. In Florida, for instance, garage doors must be able to withstand 150 mph winds.
If your garage is attached to the house you’ll want to invest in an insulated door, which can improve energy efficiency and help keep monthly bills lower for your future homeowner. An insulated door can also make it so that buyers have the option of using the garage for more than just parking. Perhaps as a multipurpose space as well.
There are many garage door styles to choose from. You may select the single roll-up style, single tilt-up, custom roll-up, or opt for a solid-wood custom model. The size of your garage, budget, and considerations regarding noise should all be discussed with a professional and factored into your decision.
It’s common to have to replace the garage door of a flip house, but sometimes the door simply requires maintenance to get it in good working order. You may need to have a pro check the door tracks to make sure that its rollers, springs, cables, and pulleys are free of debris, sufficiently lubricated, and functioning properly.