2016 is THE year to think about your residential or commercial garage doors. If you’re a homeowner, when was the last time that you gave your garage door any attention? If you own a business, when was the last time that you even really looked at your door? Like most people, you probably forget about your garage door nine our of ten times – so long as it is working! But even if your garage door is operating perfectly, now is still a great time to upgrade it with a new garage door installation. Replacing your old and grimy garage door and garage door opener will have more of an impact on your life than you know, and we’re here to tell you why.
- IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Life is short! Too short, in fact, to waste time hating something that you can change so easily. Do you dread the rumbling of your garage door? Does your spouse wake you up when they leave for work in the morning, or do your kids wake you up coming in at night? Do you worry about leaving the door open, or do members of your family forget to close it? Do you worry about the safety of your children playing near the door, or the safety of your home if someone decides to break in? These are just some of the problems that we hear about from our clients, and we are happy to say that a new garage door system can resolve all of these, as well as many other things that might be plaguing you.
The difference between an old, worn out door and a new garage door is like night and day. Newer doors are quieter, safer, and smarter. You can get a garage door opener that connects to your smart phone, or a door that is insulated against the summer heat – no matter what your goal, there is a perfect door for you. Why settle for a sub-par old hunk of junk, when a perfect door is just a call away?
2. PROTECT YOUR FAMILY
Like we mentioned above, safety is a major concern of many of our clients. All too often, reports show up on the news about a garage being broken into, placing the homeowner’s family at risk in addition to the financial burden of a robbery. You’ve probably heard that the hardest thing to get back after a robbery is your peace of mind, and that is true – but what’s also true about peace of mind is that it is the easiest thing to get, with a few simple upgrades! Modern garage doors have cutting-edge safety innovations, both in how they’re constructed mechanically and in how the garage door opener interacts with your remote. Tech-Savvy criminals can open older garage doors in seconds by tricking the opener into thinking that they have the correct remote, but newer doors are specifically designed to protect against this. Newer doors also have a different type of sandwich construction, to make it much more difficult for a crook to force the door open using mechanical means.
It is a well established fact that most crimes are crimes of opportunity, so when choosing what new garage door to install, make sure that you go with one which will make you an unlikely target for anyone will ill-intent. The garage, like all entry points into your home, should be a priority for the security-conscious homeowner!
3. BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME
The garage door takes up a huge portion of the outside of your home, but odds are that you try not to look at your current door. Many homeowners stick with the basic door that the builder or previous owner installed without ever thinking about it, even if the door gets dented, rusted, or is just plain ugly! Well, fortuitously, you do not have to suffer through that problem. A new garage door is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home, as found by Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost Vs. Value Report. The report found that, across the nation, a midrange garage door replacement can be expected to recoup homeowners 88.4% of value when they sell their home – the third highest ratio of everything tested. That means that, if you see yourself selling your home in the future, you can look at replacing your garage door as a sort of investment – if the upgrade would make you happy but you’re worried about the cost, keep in mind that your happiness only has to balance out less than 12% of the cost, since you’ll make back the rest on resell!
Garage doors come in a variety of colors and styles, with or without hardware and windows, carriage house adornments, faux wood finish (or real wood panels!) and many other options – basically, if you have a certain dream door in mind, a professional garage door repair and installation company can get you the exact right match for your home. If you start paying attention to other people’s garage doors, you’ll probably notice quite a few ugly or drab doors, but you’ll also notice some real standouts and beautiful doors that compliment the property and the home that they’re situated on. If you want to increase your curb appeal today, consider a garage door upgrade!
There are tons of other good reasons to upgrade your garage door that we didn’t cover. If you’ve had your garage door replaced, let us know why in the comments below!