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Should You Install a New Garage Door? Here’s What Your Neighbors Think!

in Garage Maintenance by Tony M

Should You Install a New Garage Door Here’s What Your Neighbors ThinkA recent study done by the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NAR/NARI) shows there are good reasons why your neighbors are installing a new garage door, even if the old ones still worked. And guess what? You might think about it to. Here are the top reasons people have chosen to replace their garage doors even though they could have put it off another year.

Why Do People Get New Garage Doors?

About 13% said it was just time for a change. Another 20% said it was to improve features such as an insulated door or a door made of better materials. Another 33% said it was to improve the look of their home by replacing old, worn out doors with newer models.

About 75% of people were highly satisfied with a new garage door. Another 65% said the door increased their enjoyment of their home. About 56% were happy as a result of the new door. Overall, 9.6 out of 10 people said installing a new garage door was worth the cost and effort.

Why Should You Install a New Garage Door?

Only you can answer this question. Many people get tired of painting their door and instead choose material that requires less maintenance. Others are tired of a rusty door or one that’s falling off its hinges. Some people have aging doors with panels falling off or the door is too noisy and difficult to operate.

Why a New Garage Door is Worth the Money

The good news is that installing a new garage door has one of the biggest returns on investment than just about any home improvement project. A new garage door brings an average return on investment of 85%, according to the Hanley Wood’s Remodeling Cost Vs. Value Report.

Give us a call for a free consultation of what it would cost and what options are available to remodel your garage door. We provide professional garage door service, installation and repair to the Elk Grove, Ca. and surrounding areas. All of our work is certified and guaranteed!

Troubleshooting a Broken Garage Door Opener

So the opener on your garage door doesn’t work with either the remote or keypad? Bummer. There are several reasons why. Start by moving closer to the door. Your antenna could be out of range. It’s also possible your antenna is bent, damaged or missing. Does the wall switch work? If so, then you’ve probably got a dead battery in either the remote or keypad. If the wall switch doesn’t work, there’s a good chance your power is disrupted. The unit might be unplugged. It’s also possible you’ve blown a fuse. If other outlets in the garage or house aren’t working, then this is almost certainly the case. Check the circuit breaker box for any flipped switches. If the garage door opens but the motor doesn’t stop running, then the up-limit switch. This can happen if you’ve just installed the opener recently.