(Kansas City) – Replacing your old garage door system can completely change the appearance of your garage and bring undeniable advantages to your home.
Sometimes, it is hard to know when to pull the trigger on making this investment.
We recommend you replace your old garage door if you want to:
1. Increase the value of your home.
Replacing an old garage door with a new stylish maintenance free door will do wonders for the value of your home. Many Real Estate agents will confirm that it is easier to sell your home when the garage door looks good. All of the other benefits below help the prospective buyer feel better about the quality and value they will get in your home.
2. Improve the appearance of your home.
Some garage doors come in as many as 15 colors in a baked-on paint finish, many different styles and a wide variety of windows, all of which can give your home a new look. Many home owners are surprised to find how big a difference new garage doors make in their curb appeal.
3. Lower your heating and cooling bills with an R-16 insulated garage door.
A properly insulated garage door can pay for itself over time by reducing your energy costs by keeping the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winters. This savings will occur when you have living quarters above the garage or when the garage is being used as a work shop.
4. Reduce your maintenance time.
Many metal doors are low maintenance when you choose a pre-finished colour. They require only mild soap and water for cleaning. So say goodbye to painting and scraping and hello to more leisure time. Very few things are more irritating at the end of a long day at work, than pushing the button and the doors not opening. We have even gotten calls from people completely locked out from old broken garage doors. Skip that headache for years to come.
5. Protect items stored in your garage from the elements.
Many people use their garage for storage. To protect those items from the damage caused by extreme heat and cold, choose an insulated door with a thermal barrier that prevents heat or cold from traveling from the outside surface to the inside surface. You can also combine this with a PVC weather-strip with screw cover and double fin rubber seal and bottom rubber weather-strip. This prevents that whipping rain and snow in Kansas City from sneaking through the cracks and ruining your items in storage.
6. Increase the uses for your garage.
With the use of an insulated garage door between R-12 and R-18, you will find the garage a more pleasant place to work in. Your garage can be used as a workshop, art studio, playroom or a heated storage room. Maybe that third, non-functional door can finally house the lawn mower. The possibilities are endless, and so are the option for overhead doors. Maybe you want to complete redesign the space and do something fun with a commercial style overhead door to transform an unused garage.
7. Increase the security of items stored in your garage.
It is much easier to kick in or drill through a wooden or metal non-insulated door than a metal urethane insulated door which is at least 1 3/4″ thick and has a metal skin front and back. Urethane is a strong component used in construction of buildings and transport, particularly urethane foam, that you can learn more about at Composites One’s site. This can be enough to deter a thief from trying to break through a metal insulated door. Besides, you neighbor probably has an old wooden door right next to you. Why waste the time trying to break into a properly installed metal door?
Buying a garage door is a long-term investment. A new garage door increases the value of your home, the uses of the garage, saves energy, and reduces the risk of loss or injury. Don’t overlook your garage door as an instant upgrade to your home.