A new garage door can do a lot more than just going up and down!
There are many reasons why a new garage door and a garage door opener should be on your to-do list this year. We’ll start by exploring the first 6 today!
1) Increase the value of your home
According to an online survey, 71% of homeowners who recently replaced their garage door believe it increased the value of their home. Real Estate agents will also increase the list price of a home from 1 to 4%, after seeing before and after photos.
2) Save money
The Federal Government’s Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 gives tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements, including qualifying insulated garage doors. So, adding a new, insulated garage door can help you save money by lowering your home’s energy consumption costs, plus it will help pay for itself through the tax credit incentive.
3) Lower The Door On Crime
Statistics compiled by metropolitan police departments, approximately 50% of all residential robberies can be traced to an open or an unsecured garage door. Have you ever gone in your house after working in your yard or carrying groceries out of your car and left the garage door open?
Consider replacing your old opener or to add safety accessories. Newer garage door openers can come with an automatic garage door closer that operates on a timer. After a pre-programmed number of minutes, the door will automatically shut! You can also purchase an open garage door indicator so that when a garage door is left open, a warning light will indicate “open door.”
4) Built-in safety features
Photoelectric eyes cast an invisible beam across the door opening and provide extra protection against entrapment. If a door is closing and a child or pet runs under, it will cause the door to automatically reverse.
5) Power outages won’t ruin your day
New garage door openers can come with a battery backup system that allows you to use your opener several times, even during a power outage. It’s a wonderful feature that prevents you from being trapped outside in a storm.
6) New garage doors are today’s front door
Data shows that homeowners use their garage door openers to get into their homes even more often than the front entry door, by taking advantage of the garage door’s remote control and keyless entry pad.
If you find any irregularity in your garage door’s performance and don’t have the tools, knowledge or time to do it yourself, that’s what we are here for! Our highly trained staff can give you a diagnostic of every single detail of your residential or commercial garage door in the Denver area.
Call for a FREE Garage Door Estimate at (303) 776-DOOR (3667)!