Just as certain things break down as your house ages so will your garage door. Most of the time it can be repaired however there comes a time when you will need to replace your old system.
Listed below are 7 valuable reasons to replace your old door with a new one.
1. Improve the appearance of your home
This is especially true if the garage is attached to the front of your home as it’s the first thing visitors see. Nowadays you can choose from many different colors, styles and windows.
2. Increase home value
Replacing your old door with a modern style maintenance free door will add value to your home. It will also be easier to sell because it enhances your home’s appearance.
3. Reduce maintenance time
Wooden doors need ongoing maintenance because you have to paint or replace the wood. On the other hand metal doors are more sturdy and don’t require painting thereby reducing your maintenance time and costs.
4. Reduce heating and cooling costs
Consider replacing your old door with an insulated one. It will keep the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter thereby reducing your energy costs. This is particularly true if you have a bedroom above the garage or if you use the garage as a workshop, studio or playroom.
5. Protect stored items from the elements
The garage is often used to store items that need to be protected from extreme heat or cold. If you select an insulated door with a thermo-barrier it will prevent heat or cold from getting inside thus protecting your stored items.
6. Secure access to your home
The garage door provides easy access to your home. For some owners it’s used more often than the front door because you drive in and out of your garage everyday. To secure access to your home make sure you select a door opener that uses secure access codes.
7. Prevent the risk of injuries
Garage doors must be family friendly. This means if the door is coming down while a child is passing underneath, it will automatically go back up thus preventing any risk of injury. Electronic eyes are now mandatory on all new garage door installations so when a person or an object crosses the light beam it rises automatically.
Even though replacing your old garage door is a large investment, it will pay for itself by reducing your energy costs, improving your home’s appearance as well as increasing its value.