9 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Doors

The very thought of dealing with replacing something as cumbersome as garage doors is enough to make just about any homeowner cringe. 

Perhaps you’re one of many Puget Sound homeowners who have been postponing a much-needed garage door replacement because it sounds like more work than it’s worth. 

Plus, in today’s economy, home improvement projects such as a garage door upgrade may seem out of the question. 

Still, there are a number of compelling reasons to consider springing for a new garage door for your residential or commercial property. 

In fact, when you choose a garage door installation company wisely and invest in a high-quality door, you may actually save more than you realize. 

Why Get a New Garage Door

1. Add Curb Appeal

An ugly garage door can quickly drag down the overall visual appeal of a home. A new garage door, however, can do much to beautify your home.

If you can’t quite picture just how much a new garage door can boost your curb appeal, try out the Clopay Door Imagination System. In just three easy steps, you’ll be able to get a realistic visual on what your new garage door would look like.

2. Increase Resale Value

Practically the first thing potential homebuyers see when they pull up to a house showing is the garage doors. First impressions are pretty important in the real estate game. 

If you’re planning on listing your home anytime soon, installing new garage doors is a great way to capture the attention of future buyers and even increase resale value.

3. Save on Energy Bills

Outdated garage doors are often poorly insulated, either letting out heat or letting too much heat in. This inefficiency can really take a toll on your electricity bill. 

Most models of modern garage doors that are well insulated are especially practical for homeowners or business owners who spend a lot of time in the garage for work, hobbies, or other activities.

4. Make Life More Convenient

Picture coming home from a big grocery haul and simply pressing a button and viola, your garage door opens! You park safely inside without having to make a dozen trips to your car parked in the driveway, dodging raindrops as you go. 

It’s a simple thing, but having a garage with remote control opening can go a long way to saving time, energy, and keeping you out of the famously rainy Puget Sound weather.

5. Ramp Up Security and Safety

Older garage doors are easy to break into and can also create a safety hazard at your home. For example, some old garage doors can unpredictably roll down and hit anything, or anyone, in its path. This is especially hazardous for families with children. 

New garage doors feature the latest technology to improve security as well as safety.

6. Improve Garage Functionality

Lots of folks ‘make do’ for decades with a dysfunctional garage door. Some old garage doors don’t even open anymore! 

If your broken garage door is robbing you from utilizing your garage to the full, a new set of garage doors will help you get the most out of that precious space in your home.

7. Maximize Storage Space

Speaking of space, who doesn’t need more storage space? The bulk and function of old garage doors often encroach on garage space that could be used for storage. 

Whether you’re wishing you could park in your garage or simply have room for a few more bins of winter clothes and tools, new garage doors can optimize garage space.

8. Save on Insurance Premiums

Investing in a new garage door can even help you save money on insurance since some insurance companies offer benefits for homeowners who install new garage doors. 

“Fierce winds can wreck garage doors. A stronger door might cut your premiums by 10 percent,” says the Family Handyman, adding that “If you have a $1,000 premium, your payback would be about five years.”

9. Minimize Maintenance

New garage doors are often easier to maintain than old garage doors. When your garage door is installed by The Doorman Service Co., we offer a garage door maintenance program that costs just over $100 a year.

Garage Door Installation in Puget Sound

With over 40 years of experience under our belt, The Doorman Service Co., Inc. is proud to serve our neighbors here in the Puget Sound. 

Providing garage door installation, garage door openers, garage door repairs, and more, we take pride in delivering top-notch customer care. 

Get in touch for a consultation to help you find the right garage door for your home or business that will fit your style and budget.

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