Garage doors aren’t what they used to be; the days of your residential garage door being an afterthought of your home has disappeared. Today, garage doors are as much of a functional piece of equipment as they are a modern design piece that can enhance the functionality, investment and exterior of any home.

Whether you have a single car garage door or double car garage door, garage doors take up a very large portion of the front of houses, therefore it is important to keep them up to date and well maintained.

 As people spend more time at home replacing your garage door is a great, low cost renovation that can create numerous aesthetic and functional upgrades.

Here are 5 reasons to invest in your home with a new residential garage door!

Return on Investment

When investing in your home you want to make sure that your investment is secure, a smart investment is one that requires minimal upfront costs while retaining its value for the long term. While most home renovations require a large sum to complete a new garage door has a low investment cost that holds its value over time.

Homeowners that choose to invest in new garage doors almost recover the full amount of investment!  According to Remodeling magazine, replacing a garage door is the residential project with the single highest return on investment.

Increase Curb Appeal

Your garage door is one of the first things people see as they pull into your driveway or drive past your house. If your garage door looks old it will date the exterior of your home despite the other renovations you have completed. Therefore, by replacing your garage door you will increase the curb appeal of your home.

With many models, styles and colours to choose from you have the ability to change the facade of your home. A simple garage door upgrade can go a very long way!

Energy Savings

With rising energy costs it is important to do a complete home audit on ways to increase energy efficiency. Poorly insulated garage doors, old wooden garage doors and damaged garage doors compromise your home's energy efficiency by forcing your HVAC system to work harder because of low insulation values or leakage area due to the door not sealing properly.

New insulated garage doors are constructed with polystyrene or polyurethane insulation to ensure optional insulation. Along with every new garage door weather seal should be installed to create a tight seal and help keep weather out and energy costs down.

Reduce Maintenance Costs

It is important to remember that your garage door is a moving piece of equipment. Therefore, when multiple parts are required to move at once to ensure proper operation there is wear and tear on these moving parts which will eventually create the need for them to be replaced.

By replacing your residential garage door with a completely new garage door system (a complete system includes garage door panels, tracking system, torsions spring, hinges, rollers, hardware/ fasteners and weather seal) you will eliminate the need for ongoing repairs.

Safety

Garage doors are one of the largest, if not the largest, pieces of equipment in any home. Therefore, it is important that your residential garage door operates correctly to ensure your family's safety. Old garage doors, especially if not maintained, can malfunction; broken garage door springs, snapped cables, jammed rollers, broken hinges, and the list goes on. When these malfunctions happen it can put any family member, friend or pet in jeopardy of getting injured.

By replacing your garage door you will gain peace of mind that these unwanted safety risks will not occur. By replacing the garage door panels, garage door track, hinges, rollers, hardware, weather seal and garage door spring you will not only have a new and fresh-looking garage door but all new high-quality parts that will guarantee longevity, functionality, and safety.

Call us at 1 (866) 341-3253 or contact us online for more information about our residential garage doors,  residential garage door openers and roll-up garage doors today!