I knew this day was coming and now I think it has arrived.
My house was built in 1961 and I’m pretty sure I am still using the original garage doors, which means they are over 45 years old. The wood is rotting and they look really sad.
I have been shopping around for a couple of months now but put off making a decision because there’s a disconnect between what I want and what I want to pay. For instance, the garage door pictured above was my first choice (here’s my other favorite). I called the local garage door company and some guy came out to visit me. The guy ticked me off when he said that only “rich people” bought the style of door I was looking at. That’s not very good salesmanship! Anyway, I did end up balking when he told me that the doors I wanted were $1,100 EACH! Ouch!
The reason I want a nicer-looking doors is that my garage is even with the front of my house and is a significant percentage of the view of the house. A nice set of garage doors would really help with the curb appeal and set the house apart from all the other houses in the neighborhood. However, I’m just not sure curb appeal is worth $2,200. The sales guy did show me some less expensive doors (around $700 each) but they just didn’t do it for me. It’s kind of like going to the dealership intent on buying a Mercedes but settling on a Ford.
Anyway, I have to do something soon. I just don’t know what to do.