Posted on: January 30, 2019
Updated July 23rd, 2020
When you think about home improvement projects, kitchen and bathroom remodels probably come to mind. You’re probably considering many different factors to help you decide which project to start.
Your budget, the return on investment, the timeline and how the project will affect your home life are all important things to think about before starting any project. Most projects will have several downsides to them, like disrupting your routine and costing a lot of money. However, replacing the garage door is a somewhat underrated home improvement project.
Here are our top four reasons why you should consider getting a new garage door.
1. Add Value to Your Home
Compared to other home improvement projects, replacing your garage door has one of the highest returns on investment. If you invest in your garage door, you’ll get back a little over 90% of the cost. But why is that?
Curb appeal is a hugely important factor for home buyers. When they pull up to a home they’re considering buying, they instantly judge it. If they don’t feel an immediate draw to the house, they probably won’t purchase it. Your garage door is a big part of that curb appeal. If it’s old or doesn’t fit the style of the rest of the house, it won’t give you an as attractive curb appeal.
Even if you’re not planning on selling your home any time soon, updating your garage door will help you down the road.
2. Better Safety
Lots of homeowners enjoy their garage as an extra safety feature of their homes. Garage doors have lots of safety features, including sensors to make sure nothing is blocking their path, automatic lights and keypad entry. Most new garage doors come standard with all these features, but you won’t find them at all with old doors.
Whether you forgot your house keys or store a lot of personal belongings in your garage, your new garage door will get you inside the house and keep those items safe. Your garage door adds an extra layer of safety for you, your family and your belongings. When you know you have that barrier between yourself and the outside world, you can put that attention back into doing the things you love to do at home.
3. Increased Storage
You’re probably already using your garage for storage for things like gardening tools, your lawnmower, and other outdoor items. But, you could be using your garage to store more delicate items.
That may seem impossible with your old garage door. It probably can’t keep out weather or insulate the garage. Updating your garage door will keep out moisture and keep your garage at a more stable temperature — the perfect environment for keeping any of your belongings safe. If your home is feeling a little cluttered, getting a new garage door will open up a new space to store some of your possessions.
4. Energy Savings
If your garage is an extension of your living space — whether you use it as a workshop, hobby room, exercise area or entertainment space — a new garage door can help lower your energy bill.
When you spend a lot of time in the garage, you’re probably heating it in the winter and cooling it in summer. An uninsulated garage door will let most of that energy escape. Replacing your garage door will help keep the air in.
Contact Broten for Your New Garage Door
If you’re in the South Florida region, consider Broten for your new garage door. We carry top-quality garage doors from all of the best brands, and we’ll work with you to help you find the perfect fit for your home.