Have you been debating whether to replace your garage door soon or put it off another year or two? Spring is a great time to get your garage door inspected, repaired, or, if necessary, replaced. Is it time to take the plunge? If your door is old, rickety, or an eyesore, you should probably act sooner rather than later. Here are several superb reasons to update your garage door in the spring instead of putting it off until later.
Why to Consider Updating Your Garage Door This Spring
Older garage doors are typically not as safe as newer models for several reasons. First of all, if you haven’t changed your garage door springs in the last 5-10 years, there is no way to know exactly when it’s going to give out on you. Old springs can be scary. Once one or both of them wear out, your door can break. If this happens, your door won't operate properly. If it happens while the door is open, it could come crashing down on anything in its path. Find information on how to prevent your springs from breaking and what to do if they do break by reading our blog post, "Is My Garage Door Spring Broken?"
Another reason older garage doors aren’t as safe is that they aren’t equipped with the latest technology, which brings us to our next point.
Make Your Home More Secure
New garage doors have motion sensors that will stop the door from closing on anything in its path. This makes the door safer for you, children, automobiles, and anything else you have going in or out of your garage. Many of the latest doors are also stronger, more durable, and more secure than older doors. This is important because the garage door is the largest point of entry for most homes. You can now install automatic lighting, advanced motion sensors, and keyless entry systems to increase security. Garage door openers are also much more advanced. You can purchase a smart garage door opener, such as the one from LiftMaster that incorporates MyQ technology. With it, you can monitor and operate your door remotely from your smart phone and receive alerts if something isn’t right.
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Not only is a new door a safety update for your home, but it can also increase your home’s energy efficiency and lower your energy bills. Insulated garage doors are available, which will decrease drafts and keep your indoor space warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Garage door replacement is considered one of the top home improvement projects of the year, offering a huge average return on investment: 91.5%! You may be able to recoup nearly the entire cost of a new door over time, making it a very worthwhile investment. Many homeowners focus on beautifying other aspects of their home and overlook the garage; however, the garage often makes up a whopping 30-50% of the home's façade. Updating your garage door can make a huge difference in the overall appearance of your home and your ability to sell it.
Des Moines Garage Doors
If you need a garage door repair in or around Des Moines, IA, or you’d like to update your door, give us a call, or fill out our online form, and we’ll contact you. We service residential and commercial garage doors for our customers. Let us know how we can help you!