Spring represents new beginnings. Temperatures rise to a bearable degree, fresh buds bloom, animals awaken from a long winter’s nap, people clear out the clutter in their lives, and homes are given a deep cleaning. Spring is also the season for home improvements. What better place to start than with your garage door? Here are four reasons to consider a new garage door.


Older garage door openers are a common weak point in garage door security. Thieves, equipped with code-grabbing devices that sit outside your home can all to easily find the code, allowing them to open the garage door. Today’s openers have a “rolling code” feature that changes the code each time the door is operated. You should also avoid leaving your door’s remote in your vehicle.

Smart garage door openers are another option to consider. These openers improve home security by allowing you to check your door’s status from an app or online account. This eliminates the worry that you may have accidentally left it open, because you can check it anytime, from anywhere. You can also receive notifications alerting you whether your door was opened or not.

Noise Control

A garage door that rattles, squeaks and shrieks as it opens and closes can be a serious disruption, especially if you or someone in your family is trying to sleep in a room directly above or next to the garage. A noisy garage door is something we can all do without! Reduce the vibrations your door creates and you will reduce the noise level. You can do this in one of five ways:

  1. Tightening the door’s nuts and bolts.
  2. Applying a silicone spray to moving parts.
  3. Replacing your metal rollers with nylon rollers.
  4. Replacing a chain-drive opener with a belt-drive model.
  5. Ensuring the door functions properly through routine maintenance.

Endless Design Options

Today, the range of garage door design and material options is almost endless, which means you can get a door that not only secures your home and enhances your curb appeal but also improves energy efficiency (if you invest in an insulated door). Because it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to decide on a new garage door, we encourage you to choose a style that compliments your home, and then work from there.

Increased Property Values

As they have done for the past fourteen years, Remodeling magazine recently released their Cost vs. Value report, comparing the average cost of 29 popular home improvement projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 99 U.S. markets. Here, we see that a mid-range garage door replacement, with a cost of $1,749 has a 76.9 percent return on investment (ROI). An upscale garage door replacement? An 85.0 percent ROI.

Maintaining Your New Garage Door

Inclement weather and temperature changes have the potential to work against the life of the garage door, garage door opener, and their respective parts causing them to malfunction. When a garage door fails, it presents a serious safety and security threat for the whole family, as well as a risk to property. Injuries resulting from a malfunctioning garage door are no joke. Schedule monthly inspections to be completed by you personally or a garage door repair professional.


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