If you are thinking about starting a garage door business that focuses on garage door sales and installation, you may be wondering which makes more money; prefab, retail garage doors or custom garage doors? Before you launch headfirst into this niche business, it helps to do a little research to learn which door style sells better than the other. Then you can decide if you want to focus on one type or a mix of both.
The Lure of Money and Custom Garage Doors
If you have the skills, some startup money and the time, custom garage doors may be exactly what you want to focus on. Custom "anything" is usually followed by dollars because customers are able to get something really unique that no one else has and are willing to pay top dollar to get it. If you can get enough customers asking for custom garage doors in a year, it could potentially make more money for you than retail and prefab garage doors.
There is just one catch with this type of business--it may be difficult to lure clients in without some sort of portfolio that shows the many different custom garage doors you have already completed. (Of course, there is also the possibility that you could create and design several unique doors and present the designs to your clients in lieu of the pictures until you have completed enough projects to have pictures of actual doors.) If you have completed work as a subcontractor on other custom door projects, this may boost your niche business too.
Retail and Prefabricated Garage Door Sales
Almost every homeowner has a garage. That said, it means that all of these homeowners need garage doors and many may need to replace them in the coming year. When they look to a garage door contractor, they may be looking to purchase whatever is cheapest and most effective for their needs. Usually, that means a retail garage door or a prefabricated garage door in a box. It is possible that you could sell dozens of these every year, with a mark-up on the manufacturer's price, and install them for the going hourly rate in your area. Doing so would equal thousands in sales and installation service. Still, it might create slightly less than the custom garage door market. More in-depth research for this type of niche business in your area is needed and will reveal differences in pricing and the success of custom door sales over retail and prefab doors.Share
3 December 2015
Hello, my name is Isaiah. Welcome to my site about garage door installation and repair. When you want to upgrade your home, the best way to accomplish that feat is by replacing your garage door. A new garage door greatly improves the curb appeal of your property in an instant. After picking your garage door, you must have it professionally installed to keep it working efficiently over the years. If your garage door malfunctions, a professional can help you repair the system to ensure it returns to full operation and that no one gets hurt while coming and going through the garage.