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5 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door in 2018

The average garage door takes up almost 1/3 of the front of your home.  It’s usually the first thing people notice when visiting.  Neglecting your garage doors negatively impacts the curb appeal of your home.  Don’t waste the opportunity to enhance your home’s appearance in increase value.  Replace your garage door and you’ll be amazed by the difference it makes!

A Good Investment

There are many reasons to replace your garage door, especially if it’s not operational.  The additional space a garage offers can’t be utilized without a way to get in and out easily.  There are both practical and aesthetic reasons to update the look of your garage.  Here are a few:

1) Enhance Visual Impact

Garage doors are huge, both in size and visual impact.  If your door is old and in disrepair it came make your entire home look dated.  Replacing your garage door can transform the curb appeal of your home.  For a more modern look, consider an industrial metal door with sleek acrylic inserts.  For a classic, low-maintenance option, fiberglass doors can be easily painted to match your home.

2) Increase Home Value

Garage door replacement is one of the best ways to increase home value. Installing a new garage door allows you to recoup an estimated 90% of project costs, making it one of the top home improvement projects for overall return on investment.  Unusable garage doors signal to prospective buyers that other issues may exist within the home. A garage door that opens and closes with ease and has aesthetic appeal is a huge plus to house hunters!

3) Safety

A garage door in need of replacement is a safety hazard.  Old garage doors can often become unbalanced, which increases the risk of them coming off the track. Sensor issues can cause damage to your vehicles and increase the danger to pets and children.  

4) Security

Security should be a big concern, particularly if your garage attaches to your home. A broken garage door provides entry into your space.  If visible from the street this can make you a target. The majority of homeowners in the US use the garage as the main entranceway into their homes. The garage door and opener are vital to the security of the home, protecting the people and property behind it.  

5) Go High Tech

More and more garage doors are going high tech.  Traditional openers are still available, but many systems also utilize your smartphone as an opener. This allows you to open or close the garage doors from anywhere, easing worry if you forget to close it. Many systems also allow you to see when the doors are opened, so you know when family members are coming and going.

The Time is Now

The reasons to replace your garage door far outweigh the reasons not to.  Updating your garage is a great investment and a wonderful way to enhance the curb appeal of your home.  

To talk with a specialist about replacing your garage door, Contact Us.