A new garage door can do more than simply replace a severely damaged or mechanically inadequate older door. It also offers opportunities for improved thermal insulation, greater durability against severe weather, and enhanced curb appeal that raises a home’s resale value.
Because a garage door purchase represents a significant investment, you want to make sure that you get the most suitable garage door material for your long-term needs. However, the sheer number of available materials can complicate your decision. Take a look at the relative pros and cons of the three most common garage door materials.
A garage door is a significant part of your house that regulates access to the garage and also improves your property’s curb appeal. And insulation is one of the mechanisms that can enhance the functionality and integrity of garage doors.
Garage door insulation varies from a radiant barrier to polyurethane foam, cellulose, fiberglass, and an extra outer layer. Most homeowners who want to install or replace their garage doors are often unable to decide between insulated and non-insulated doors. If you are one of them, here is why you might need an insulated garage door.
1. Vehicle and Item Protection
When outside temperatures are extremely low, your garage will also freeze. The freezing temperatures can affect your car in various ways. For example, it can thicken the fluids (transmission and brake fluids, antifreeze, and oil) and decrease tire pressure.
If you plan to sell your home soon and would like to see a great return on your investment or already have a home on the market that you have struggled to sell at the price you desire, then you should consider replacing your outdated garage door.
A recent survey of realtors revealed that about 70 percent of them agree that adding a new garage door to a home can help it sell more quickly and for a higher price. In fact, most homeowners who add new garage doors to their homes before selling them see an increase in their home purchase price of about $8,000 to $14,000.
Read on to learn four ways a new garage door can help you sell your home for top dollar along with tips for choosing a garage door that helps you see a great return on investment.
1. Help Your Home Pass Inspection
The last thing you want to happen when selling a home is to accept a great offer and then have a buyer lower or even withdraw the offer due to garage door problems identified during the buyers’ home inspection.
Do you need a new garage door? According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the average garage door has a 20- to 25-year lifespan. If your door is nearing this mark, take a look at the do’s and don’ts of replacement.
Do Explore Your Options First
Are you tempted to pick the first door you see? While it’s possible the first door you explore is the perfect pick for your home and your family’s needs, you may also need to see more options. The advantages of a full door search before you buy include:
Harsh winter weather can take a toll on any garage door and garage door opener. Even if you did not experience any garage door problems all winter long, you should inspect your garage door and opener this spring to check for damage before it hinders the safe, convenient operation of your garage door or even the safety of your family.
Read on to learn about three garage door components that harsh winter weather can take a toll on and the signs that these components have damage and need replacing.
If you have always had a sectional, roll-up, or other type of overhead garage door, yet love the classic appearance of carriage house garage doors, then you may be hesitant to install this new garage door type due to misconceptions you have about these doors.
Read on to learn about five carriage-style garage door myths and the truth behind these common misconceptions.
Garage bands are fun, but they can be disruptive if you live close to your neighbors. If you want to play loud instruments in your garage without bothering the neighbors, soundproofing your garage door can help.
We studied as a team over the past 4 months and spent over 30 hours in meetings going through 400 pages of material in our Service Technician Manual, in addition to the 200 pages of material provided by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation. Certification isn’t required in Texas, and less than 5% of garage door companies in Texas employ I.D.E.A. Certified technicians; but we were up for the challenge!
According to the I.D.E.A., we are now the first company in the United States with over 5 employees to have every technician pass their exam to become certified on the first try!
All of our service technicians are also professionally field trained, Google Verified, background checked, drug tested, fully insured, and are full-time employees. Since 1977, our technicians have provided award-winning service, repairs, and installations in the Dallas area. They install only the top product lines from the leading suppliers of both garage doors and garage door openers. All of this is in addition to our free in-home estimates, same day scheduling, and award-winning service!
We continually invest in our people and our process. We recently invested in Surewinders for all our technicians. They are made from aircraft grade aluminum and are actually now the most expensive tool that they use. Surewinders allow our installers to safely wind and unwind torsion springs and prevent rotator cuff injuries from winding springs all day the old way with steel rods. It also prevents the serious hand, face, and other injuries that we used to have from springs breaking while being adjusted.
We also invested in software that sends a text message with a picture and bio of our technician when customers schedule an appointment. Customers also get a link to recent reviews written about their installer, and a link that lets you track the technician in real time on Google Maps when in route to your home.
Call 972-GARAGES for your garage doors needs and experience the difference!
The new year is approaching quickly. 2020 will be a great year to get a new garage door and opener if one is needed. You can make the process of buying a new garage pleasant by preparing. If you’re a homeowner who is planning to upgrade your garage door next year, here’s what you need to know.