At Pacific Experts Garage Doors, we do a lot of garage door replacements. Sometimes replacing your garage door can be the result of wanting to make cosmetic repairs to your home, other times there can be a more functional reason behind making the changes. There are a lot of reasons why homeowners replace their garage doors. We’ve listed the most common reason to replace your garage door.
When you replace your garage door, for whatever reason, you add curb appeal and increase the perceived value of your home. Owning a home can increase your equity and making upgrades and additions to your home only increase the value of the property.
Even if you aren’t looking at your garage door installation as something that you are doing as an investment, it will still enhance the appearance of your home! Nothing like having a big beautiful garage door to make your house look as new as the day that you moved in.
Cooling and Heating Costs
When you install a new garage door, you are also replacing the weatherstripping and panels that contribute to the insulation of your garage. A new garage door that is better at regulating the temperature within the room, making heating and cooling costs easier to manage.
This might make you find a new appreciation for your garage. You may even decide to convert it into a home office or a playroom for your kids!
Time and Maintenance
Generally speaking, once maintaining something isn’t worth your time or money— you’re better off replacing it with something newer that doesn’t come with the headache of constant maintenance. This is true of cars and computers but it’s especially true when it comes to the garage door that you deal with every day.
Replacing your garage door will also increase the security of your garage. An old garage door may be faulty, easy to open, or easy to break into. A new garage door will be structurally more sound and new garage door operators come with increased smart security measures like keypads and alarm capabilities.
Limit Home Access
As mentioned, your old garage door can be one of the easiest ways to gain access to your home. Many home burglaries occur when an intruder gets into the garage. From there, they have access to the rest of your home. Most new garage doors come with sophisticated codes and alarm systems that notify you when the door opens and closes.
This can also be beneficial if you would like to know when your children get home from school every day.
Finally, your old garage door can wear out and break over time. A new garage door can ensure that you never experience an injury from a broken torsion spring or faulty safety sensor.