If you haven’t yet seen the Buyers Bootcamp program on DIY Network and HGTV, you may find the show’s concept interesting. The host, Scott McGillivray, compares remodeling “pitches” of two property owners, then chooses one property for a makeover and covers the costs himself. If the makeover results in profit, he shares in it. If it isn’t profitable in terms of added resale value, he shares in that outcome as well. Raynor garage doors are featured in two episodes this spring.
The first episode “Ranch Style Rehab vs. Cape Cod Fixer-Upper” airs several times on DIY Network:
Tuesday April 24, 2p CDT
Saturday April 28, 10p CDT
Sunday April 29, 1a CDT
Wednesday May 2, 5p CDT
Saturday May 12, 6p CDT
Tuesday May 22, 2p CDT
That project features Raynor’s new Aspen Series 2-inch steel insulated doors fitted with windows that are specifically chosen to complement the home’s architecture.
A second episode “Swimming Pool Showdown” begins airing May 5 and also features a new Raynor garage door, a 16 x 7 Showcase model.
Raynor garage doors are a great fit as a highly visual before-and-after signature image for the homes’ exteriors. Our flexibility in providing custom combinations of panel designs, windows, insulation and other features allows us to coordinate a perfect style solution for the different homes featured on these Buyers Bootcamp projects.
It’s no surprise that remodeling pros like McGillivray favor replacing the garage door as an important element in his home makeovers. As reported again this year in the annual “Cost vs. Value” study by Remodeling magazine, no other single remodeling project retains a higher resale value than replacing the garage door: a whopping 98.3% cost recouped. The study was done in 149 US markets and compares cost recovery of 21 popular projects such as kitchen and bath remodels, deck and patio additions, and even replacing windows. A new garage door outranks them all!
If you’d like to preview how a new Raynor door can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your home, be sure to take advantage of our Design-A-Door visualizeron this website. In just a few minutes you can upload a photo of your home and “visually” replace the garage door with views of different Raynor selections. Your local Raynor dealer can also assist with this and will have suggestions for specific door designs and features you might consider.
For further ideas, check out our guide: