Most people only need to replace a garage door 2 to 3 times in their life. It’s an expense, one you’d probably prefer to spend on a family vacation or entertainment center, but there are plenty of advantages to this type of investment. It might not be the investment with the most fun, but it is actually one of the best for value.
Improve Home Equity
Studies show that garage door replacement has some of the highest returns on investment when it comes to home improvement projects. In fact, a new garage door of $1,500 tends to raise the value of a home by $2,500. If you are considering selling your home or having it reappraised, you might think about replacing the garage door. It really can be money in the bank.
A new garage door can help make your home safer. First, technology has really improved and gotten so much safer over the last few years. Sensors can prevent the door from closing if anything’s underneath for example. Many doors come with home security features for better security.
Nearly 1 in 10 burglars enter through the garage. There are tricks thieves can use to access older doors, even if they are locked. Newer doors have security measures put in place that makes this nearly impossible.
Plus, smart garage doors allow you to view the outside of your garage remotely from your phone. If you have a security issue, the app instantly connects with the police.
Increase Energy Efficiency
If you have an older door with a garage attached to the house, you are wasting money on your energy bill, guaranteed. The insulation options for today’s garages are vastly superior to what was available just a decade before. Insulated doors control heating and cooling costs, saving you money every month.