You use it every day. It protects your car; it stores your holiday decorations; it’s the grand entrance into your home. There are plenty of reasons to install a new garage door this year, but these are our top six.
1. High ROI
In its 2020 Cost vs. Value Report, Remodeling magazine found upscale garage door replacement to be the top-value project on its list, yielding an average 94% return on investment (ROI) nationwide and a 58.3% ROI in the north central portion of the Midwest. This is much higher than the ROI associated with a basement, bathroom, or kitchen remodel, and it involves a fraction of the upfront cost. According to bankrate.com, a garage door replacement ranks second in highest ROI for a home renovation project.
2. Better Energy Efficiency
Newer garage doors are more energy efficient than older doors, which means you’ll start saving money the moment you install it. Choosing a new garage door with a high R-value will ensure that you aren't paying to heat or cool the outdoors. A new door will also help keep your garage comfortable for more enjoyable use year-round. Check out the 8300 and 8500 models—they've got 5-star energy ratings!
3. Reduced Maintenance
A new door means new parts, and new parts mean less wear and tear! Your garage door may be on its last leg, which means the cost of the parts and labor to keep it functioning over the long term could nearly equal the cost of a new garage door. Save yourself the time and money it will take to revive your old garage door by replacing it with a new one. Many doors come with warranties, so you can prevent the headache of repair and maintenance for years to come!
4. Enhanced Curb Appeal
Your garage door is one of the first things people see when they look at your home. Don’t let it be an eyesore! Curb appeal also gives your home a competitive edge when it’s time to sell your home.
5. Updated Technology
Newer garage door models come with updated technology like Wi-Fi capability and wall mounting. These features increase the functionality of your garage door, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to get the most out of your system.
6. Improved Safety
Depending on the model you select, you’ll have options like heavy-duty hinges, which increase the strength between your garage’s sections, or WindSafe® reinforcement to provide durability and security during inclement weather. Your new door will feature industry-standard materials that will further protect you, your home, and your property.
If you’re ready to install your new garage door, contact WD Door to set up a consultation! Our professional technicians will have your new residential garage door installed before you know it.