Did you notice: if your garage door is located on the front of your house, it occupies between 20 and 40% of it? Prospective buyers often notice the garage door first when they shop for a new home. Here are the benefits of changing your garage door and discovering your potential return on investment following the purchase of a new garage door system.
Increase the value of your home
It has been shown that if your garage door is relatively new and attractive, you increase the value of the garage door and allow you to sell it faster. It is often the garage door and exterior design that potential buyers first notice when they visit a home.
Reduce the maintenance time of your garage door
How often do you have to repaint your wooden garage door because it is withering over time? A metal garage door with a factory- painted paint coating will save you that task.
Securing your home against intrusions
If your garage door opener was manufactured before 1993 , you should know that the signal from your remote transmitter can be picked up because it is not equipped with a rolling code system. Today, door openers are equipped with the latest technology and you can even open and close your garage door with your smartphone, tablet or computer … even if you are on the other side of the world!
Mitigate cold and heat transfers in your garage
A well insulated and waterproof garage door will prevent the transfer of cold from outside to inside your garage. The same goes for hot and humid summer periods. Your garage will stay cool, even in summer.
Minimize the risk of injury to you and your loved ones
If your garage door opener is not equipped with a photo-electric reversing system , which will automatically raise your door if a person or object is in the path of the door, the risk of injury are high for you and your loved ones.
Lower your electricity bill
Even if you heat your garage very little, or do not air-condition it, the cold or hot, humid air in your garage will transfer to the house each time you access it. As the cold, damp air brings us some discomfort, people tend to increase heating, which, of course, drives up your energy bill.
Improve the appearance of your home
By adding windows to your existing garage door, and adding decorative hardware to architectural style, you can greatly enhance the look of your home. Moreover, it is not an investment as important as you might think.
Reduce the noise caused by your garage door system
Today there are very quiet door openers . Install a door opener with rubber belt drive reinforced with wire and nylon casters. With a good lubrication of all the metal parts, you will be surprised of the noise that you will eliminate.
Do these eight benefits make you want to change your garage door system? The next step is to make an appointment with a garage door specialist in your area. It will help you make your decision based on your tastes, the design of your home and your budget. Ask him all your questions and do not hesitate to ask him for a free quote .