When your garage door starts to squeak, clutter or bang, you should call up your handyman and take care of the problem. Of course, if your garage doors are old enough that repairs are futile, it is time for a change. Sometimes this moment can come a bit early, especially if the original contractor who built your home had a reputation of cutting corners. Then you can expect a much sooner change. But you should also know that changing your garage doors brings a few expected and some unexpected benefits.
New garage doors increase the value of your home
When you buy a new garage door, your house immediately rises in value a little bit. Your new doors are up to new building standards, they are more functional then the previous one, with less maintenace and with a better general appeal. Your home is then more marketable, if you choose to sell. Also, expect and increase in energy effieciency because of better insulation and high quality materials.
Better visual appearance
Your neighbors will stop by to ask you where you got your new door and tell you how much better your home looks like now. Moreover, potential home shoppers might also be thrilled when they see the newly installed doors. There are so many customization options nowadays that you have many differents types of doors to go for. The look and feel of your new garage are totally up to you; you get to choose the windows, trims and many other details on your brand new door.
Better energy efficiency for more money in your pocket
Your old doors probably lacked in energy efficiency. The poor designs of the past are slowly being removed from our homes, and you should think about installing a new door if you already have not done that. Outdated doors are not a very attractive site to behold, and not only that, they are most certainly not insulated. Invest a little money into a new door and expect a quick return in smaller energy bills.
New door keep the burglars away
In most cases, garage doors are one of the easiest points of entry for burglars. Get yourself a new door with superior security features, so you do not have to worry any more when you come home. New doors are better designed, have more reliable security features and will definetely keep the intruders away.