One of the easiest ways to give your home a facelift, not to mention add value to the property, is to replace the old garage door system. Here are a few excellent reasons to consider getting rid of your old door pronto:
Add Value to Your Home
A brand new garage door is often more stylish, and newer models require less maintenance. This is a great way to add value to your home, and it’s a good selling point for those trying to sell a house.
Give Your Home a Makeover
Almost all older model garage doors look dated, just because of the major advancements that have been made on garage doors in the past few years. New models can come in a wide variety of colors and styles. Windows and other decorative details make the garage door look like an intentional design feature rather than an afterthought.
Lower Your Utility Bills with an R-16 Garage Door
When you install a properly insulated and airtight garage door, you’ll find that you’ll get back your investment in no time thanks to the major savings in energy costs. Well insulated garage doors keep out the heat of summer and the cold of winter.
Get Back Your Time
Older model garage doors require a lot more maintenance than new styles. Choose a pre-finished metal door and the maintenance time is almost nothing.
Keep Your Stored Items Safer
Almost everyone uses their garage to store things, from holiday decorations to old picture albums. Extreme temperatures can damage these items, making a well-insulated garage door more important than ever.
Get More Use Out of Your Garage
Now that your garage is nice and comfortable with an insulated door, you’ll probably find a lot more uses for it. Why not create a play room for the kids, or use the garage for a pleasant place to work on your hobby?
Make Your Garage Safer
Would-be thieves target homes with older garage doors because it is simple to break in to a non-insulated metal door or a wooden garage door. Opt for a door which is at least 1 ¾” thick and has a metal skin front and back for better security.
Guard Against Tech-Savvy Thieves, Too
If your garage door system is pre-1993, you could be vulnerable to thieves who know how to hack. Every garage door opener past that year is equipped with a rolling code technology, meaning the code changes every time you open the door. And as of 2014, you can use a Wi-Fi app to operate your opener no matter where you are in the world. Never wonder if you shut the door again!
Keep Yourself Safer Another problem with pre-1993 doors is that they lack photoelectric reversal systems, which keep the door from shutting on anyone’s foot or a passing pet.
There are many reasons why investing in a new garage door can increase your home’s value, safety, and appearance.
Contact us at 613-547-4566 if you are ready to explore the options available. Our garage door technicians will respond to a service call in the same day in most cases, and you can also send an online request for a free quotation to us.
Finally, if you plan on changing your garage door, check out our Design Centre to build your dream garage door.