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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell

Replace an Ugly Garage Door Lately? PDD Wants to Hear About It


A house located on a corner of a main junction in my neighborhood underwent a massive transformation about a year ago. Splendid grass in the front replaced the barren dirt in the front yard. The old, white door was exchanged for a new, modern wood door with decorative hardware. Even the windows were changed out, and flowers now dot the short path to that attractive new door. Yet the house still lacks one major upgrade: a better-looking garage door. Rather than gold bold by adding a carriage house door, or even windows or decorative accents, the plain, steel door is just like every other one in the neighborhood. And it certainly doesn’t enhance the other upgrades made to the home.

When it comes to home renovations, the replacement of the garage door now ranks up there with bathrooms and kitchens. The 2011-2012 Cost vs. Value Report released last year by Remodeling magazine showed replacement of a basic garage door with a mid-range or upscale model is one of the smartest and best value buys before a home sale.

Every week door dealers replace outdated, broken and just plain ugly garage doors. Now’s your chance to share your story. PDD is looking for pictures and details on excellent garage door transformations. If you’ve completed an amazing residential or commercial install in the past year, we want to hear about it. Simply drop me a line,, and tell me about your project. Was it a big job? Your first carriage house door installation? Were there unexpected obstacles? Tell us your story and you can be a part of a new PDD image gallery in December. I look forward to hearing from you!


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