Sometimes a seemingly simple update makes a huge difference. In the case of garage or overhead doors, this holds true, whether you replace to repair damages or are looking for an exterior update! No matter the supplier, there’s a wide variety of materials, colors, styles, hardwares and features available to customize your garage or overhead door.
Check out some of the benefits that come along with installing a new garage door.
1. Added value and visual appeal
Changing the look of your garage door can drastically change the look and feel of your home. It might not seem like much, but even with a single-car garage, that door takes up a decent amount of your home’s front (or side) exterior! Updating your garage door is an affordable way to boost your home’s curb appeal without having to commit to a siding overhaul or full paint job. And, with added visual appeal, comes added value. You don’t have to be looking to sell your home, either, but it can be a plus for potential homebuyers.
2. Increased safety and security
When talking about safety and garage doors, it’s important to note they should function to secure an entry to your home, yes, but they should open and close properly to prevent injury, too. Automatic garage door openers are convenient and an excellent choice for families, or those who frequently enter their home through their garage. So, you want to be assured that technology works and won’t malfunction! A garage door malfunction could be catastrophic for people or vehicles caught in the mix. And of course, security. A garage or overhead door that locks and closes properly is key in preventing theft (if you park cars or leave other belongings in your garage) or gaining forced entry into your home.
3. Improved energy efficiency
New and improved technologies mean garage and overhead doors are better than ever at insulating. Even if your garage door is detached, insulation is important! Those backyard garages that serve as workstations or man caves need to keep cold out and keep heat in, too. The level of insulation depends on the materials and type of door you choose, but either way, choosing any new door is a good choice. As a general rule, the older your door, the more money you’re likely losing on energy costs due to poor insulation.
4. Saving you time, effort and costs
A new door and a proper installation will save you in the long run. Materials used today are more durable and resistant to fading and damages, so you’ll likely spend less on repairs and maintenance in the future. Imagine: no more time and energy wasted on trips to the store for hardware you’re missing. No more repainting after the summer sun has faded your door. Sound nice, right?