Posted on: April 10, 2020
Updated: March 12th, 2020
Many Floridian urban and suburban homes feature a street-facing garage door — when looking at your exterior facade, does the garage door look dated or detract from the overall appeal of your home? Drab, dinged and damaged steel sectional doors can negatively affect the visual appeal of your home and also impact the performance of your garage door operations. Installing a replacement garage door can modernize the exterior of your home and enhance your existing architecture while improving your home’s overall value and helping you save on annual heating and cooling costs.
When investing time and money into a new home improvement project, local homeowners want to ensure they’re choosing upgrades that improve curb appeal and recoup value. Garage door replacements are among the most popular home improvement upgrades today because they can return up to 85% of your initial investment if you plan on selling your home in the future.
With the wide variety of beautiful garage door installation options available today in classic and contemporary finishes, Florida homeowners are sure to find garage door replacement solutions that suit their design preferences and long-term performance and maintenance expectations.
How Much Can a New Garage Door Improve My Home’s Value?
Updated garage door installations have one of the best home improvement return on investments because of their superior craftsmanship, durability and security standards and unmatched energy efficiency values. With garage door occupying up to 40% of your home’s exterior, modern and traditionally styled garage doors crafted from the highest quality materials also create a welcoming and unforgettable first impression of your home.
A new garage door for your Florida can reap up to 85% of your investment and boost your home’s value by following these three tips.
1. REVAMP YOUR CURB APPEAL
When looking at the front of your house, the garage door is likely one of the first features you and others notice — old, faded and damaged garage doors can immediately create a negative impression, especially if you’re trying to sell your home. With the broad and diverse selection of garage door styles available today, homeowners can select bold and eclectic designs or traditional carriage house styles that can accentuate any type of architecture. Many replacement garage doors can even be customized to meet your unique design tastes or specific performance standards like hurricane ratings and wind or impact resistance.
2. INCREASE OVERALL ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Most garages aren’t built with insulation or effectively heated and cooled, so a lot of your interior air is escaping through openings and poor insulation found in your garage space. An insulated garage door will reduce heat transfer between your indoor and outdoor areas.
Look for garage doors that feature polystyrene or polyurethane insulation and compare the R-values of different garage door models — higher R-values represent better energy efficiency expectations. With an insulated garage door, you can expect to save on annual heating and cooling expenses. Garage doors with added insulation construction can also improve your value by an additional four percent.
3. IMPROVE HOME SAFETY AND SECURITY
If you don’t remember the last time your garage door or opener was replaced, then you’re likely due for an upgrade — especially if your garage door opener was manufactured before 1993. An important safety feature included in garage door openers installed post-1993 are the photo eye sensors, which prevent your door from closing on a person or object. Modern garage door openers also have updated technology to improve your home’s security efforts, including WiFi connectivity and smartphone monitoring from anywhere in the world, battery backup functionality, rolling door codes and timer-to-close abilities.
Explore Garage Door Replacement Solutions With Broten Garage Doors
Are you ready to improve your home’s curb appeal and performance standards? If so, then contact the creative, knowledgeable and friendly professionals at Broten Garage Doors. Since 1955, we’ve provided quality garage door design, installation and repair services for homeowners throughout South Florida and beyond. Our team of experts is dedicated to always providing you with affordable, personalized solutions to suit your specific daily needs — that’s why we offer detailed free installation estimates.
Check out our large variety of classic and contemporary garage door replacement options today by visiting our local Pompano Beach showroom, or call us today at 954-946-555 to learn more about our selection of Clopay garage door products.