Thinking of Replacing Your Garage Door?
Benefit #1: Increased Curb Appeal
According to Remodeling magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value survey, replacing your garage door is not only one of the more affordable options for increasing your home’s curb appeal, it is also one of the options listed that will virtually pay for itself.
The survey, which looks at the resale value in 102 states throughout the nation, compares the cost of 36 popular home improvement projects with the value those same projects would retain should you ever decide to sell or refinance your home.
Enough with the suspense already, you want to know just how much value a garage door replacement has, right? The average cost for replacing a mid-range garage door which costs $1,595 has a value of $1,410 upon resale. This equates to a 88.4 percent return on investment.
It was further determined that a upscale garage door replacement, which costs $2,944, has a value of $2,429 at resale or refinance. This data makes replacing your garage door the third-best and second-best home improvement projects respectively.
Benefit #2: Increased Home Security
Your garage door is, quite possibly, the easiest and most convenient access point to your home. That is why so many homeowners, including you, often choose to use their garage door over the front door. All you have to do is get in your car, press a button, and be on your way. Pretty simple, huh?
Replacing your garage door with a new one of your choosing has the added benefit of increasing your home security as well. Many of the new garage doors on the market today use highly sophisticated technology that makes it virtually impossible for anyone to generate a duplicate code.
Other technological advancements that have been designed with your safety and security in mind include photoelectric detectors which sense when someone or something is in the path of the door while it is in motion, automatic reversal mechanisms and movement sensing lights.
Tip: Don’t leave your garage door remotes in plain sight. If you park your car outside the door, either take the remotes with you, or lock them inside your glove box to keep them out of sight. This will ensure that no one is able to access your home using your remote controls.
Benefit #3: Decreased Maintenance = Cost Savings
Activating the opener at the press of a button four times per day (on average), can really take its toll on any garage door, no matter how expensive it initially cost you. Just some of the issues that can affect an old door include rusting, chipping, routine breakdowns and noisy components.
A new door, of your choosing of course, typically requires less maintenance (depending on make/model) while looking good at the same time. Just some of the door options available for you to choose from include wood, fiberglass, composite, steel, insulated, non-insulated and so much more.
Make the Upgrade Today
As you can see, there are plenty of benefits associated with replacing your garage door, all of which can really save you money over time. With rapid advancements being made in technology, a new garage door can also provide you with many other features and benefits not listed above.