We don’t think much about our garage doors besides their practical functions. But regarding curb appeal, they can take up as much as 25% of your home’s front profile. Ensuring that your garage door is up to par and well-maintained helps preserve the resale value of your home. But here are four more reasons why you should replace your outdated garage door:
- Insurance– Replacing older garage doors that may be attractive to thieves could prompt a decrease in your home insurance premiums. Be sure to discuss this with your insurance agent when you opt for garage door replacement.
- Energy saving and insulation value– Older doors, or doors that no long fit properly due to wear and tear, can significantly compromise the overall insulation values of your home. Replace your old door with a well-fitted model that seals efficiently and watch your heating and cooling costs go down.
- Security– An ill-fitting garage door or one with a faulty mechanism is a threat to your personal safety, as well as anything you may be storing in your garage like your car. For the best in contemporary security, opt for an insulated, steel garage door with a code changing system for the automatic opener.
- OK, just replace your opener instead- Since 1993, garage door openers are required to have a safety reversing mechanism. If yours is older, replacing the opening system may be necessary for security reasons. At the same time, consider choosing one with a battery backup system for occasional power outages. And do your neighbors a favor and opt for one with a modern, quieter mechanism.
How We’ll Help
At Absolute Overhead Door Service, we provide expert door and opener replacement and repair services for residential and commercial garages. When it’s time for an upgrade and a garage door replacement, trust us to get the job done right. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (859) 255-5011.