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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Garage Door
by James Cummings
December 16, 2019

Not too long ago, no one paid any attention to the garage door. In fact, your garage door could be falling in pieces and no one will see anything wrong with it, especially if you are not using your garage for any important purpose.

Fast forward a few years and the garage door has become an integral part of every home’s curb appeal. Today, a garage door is not just meant to secure your belongings inside the garage; it also enhances energy efficiency, improves aesthetic value, and is one of the top attractions for potential house buyers.

If you have lived in the same house for years, chances are your garage door is worn out and old. Not sure if you should spend your hard-earned money to replace an ordinary garage door?

Here are a few reasons why you definitely should.

1. Improve your home’s curb appeal

The exterior of your home is the first thing people see when they come visiting. It is also your first chance to make a good first impression on strangers because the way your house tells a lot about your personality. While there are lots of things you can do to improve the exterior of your home, such as landscaping, painting, and so on. Replacing your garage door will serve both the practical purpose of securing your home and at the same time improve its curb appeal.

Replacing your garage door is an inexpensive way to give the exterior of your property a new look and feel while creating measurable returns on investment. This is something you cannot hope to achieve with a new paint job.

2. Increase the resale value of your property

There are many factors that affect the market value of a house, such as its location, and the overall health of the property market- both factors outside your control. But there are also factors that can significantly boost the market value of your property, which is totally within your control and replacing your garage door is one of them.

Replacing an old and worn-out garage door with a brand new, energy-efficient, and technologically advanced version can significantly boost the value of your home. In fact, experts at A1 Garage Door Services as well as professional property managers say that homeowners can expect to recoup as much as 10% of their investment in a new garage door.

This means that should you choose to sell your house, not only will it not spend too long in the market, you will be able to sell it for good money because of the home improvement investments you made.

3. Improves energy efficiency

Every homeowner knows that maintaining a household is expensive. This is why people are always on the lookout for ways to reduce the cost of running a household, and one of the best ways to cut these costs is by improving the energy efficiency of the home.

If you take a minute to study your monthly budget, you will realise that energy takes up a huge chunk of your income. This is because essential heat and cold escape from the doors and windows, meaning that you have to leave on your HVAC unit for longer, resulting in bigger energy bills. One of the best ways to reduce this spending on energy is to seal up your home properly. This ensures that heat does not leak out during the cold months and that your home remains cold for longer during the warm months.

With a proper home envelop system; you can prevent energy loss all year round.

Apart from the windows and doors in your home, the garage is another primary culprit of energy loss via the garage door. Almost all the older garages are not properly sealed or insulated and this can reduce the energy efficiency of the entire house.

The solution is to replace your current garage door with energy-efficient ones. Apart from cutting down the monthly energy bills for your household. An energy-efficient garage can also earn your tax rebates. And if you’re planning on constructing your own home, you should make sure the planning includes a modern, energy-efficient garage when choosing your new home builders.

4. Reduces maintenance costs

As your home gets older, maintenance costs tend to rise, and this means that you begin to spend more and more of your income fixing things around the house. Add to this the cost in time of constantly checking house equipment for wear and tear, you will realise that after a number of years, it pays to change things than repair them.

One of the things you will find yourself increasingly spending maintenance money on is the garage door. Unlike a few other things in the house, the garage door is almost always in use. In fact, studies suggest that the typical garage door opens and closes about 1500 times in a year. This level of use means that the typical garage door will develop problems a lot, thus requiring constant attention.

If you notice that the garage door service person is becoming a regular visitor to your house, this is an obvious sign that your garage door is due for an upgrade. When you invest in a new garage door, you will find that your budget for household maintenance will reduce significantly.

Better security

Finally, a new garage door means better security, not just for the things in your garage, but also for the entire house. Even if you don’t park a car inside the garage or store any items there, there is definitely a shortcut from your garage into your house, and securing the garage means you are securing that shortcut from unauthorised access.

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