Everyone knows that if you want to add value to your home you...wait, what? Yes, that's right. According to the 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, an upscale garage door replacement increases home value by an average of 98.3% of the cost of the upgrade, outperforming every other project included in the report. In addition to market value, a new garage door adds value to your home in several ways.
Enhance Curb Appeal
The garage door is often one of the largest—if not the largest—visual planes on the front of your home. If your garage door has seen better days, it can seriously hinder the appearance of your home as a whole. When you install a new garage door, you can be confident that it's not only adding to your home’s beauty, but it will also help attract prospective buyers in the event you want to sell your home in the future.
In many homes, the garage has become the primary entry point. For this reason, it's wise to keep your garage well insulated to cut back on the exterior air making its way into your home. An insulated garage door can help moderate the temperature in your garage, contributing to a more energy-efficient home. In this sense, you'll be reaping the benefits of a new garage door every time you pay your energy bill. It's the gift that keeps on giving!
Advance Safety and Security
With advancements in safety and security, a new garage door system brings enhanced peace of mind. Newer garage door operators include an automatic reverse feature, which can prevent dangerous entrapment by or collisions with a closing door; models manufactured prior to 1993 may lack this feature. Even newer security features like the automatic lock from LiftMaster or monitoring tools from MyQ make the garage the safest it's ever been. Installing a new garage door and operating system will increase your home’s value by ensuring all of its contents are safe and secure.
Home automation features like the one from LiftMaster's MyQ make opening, closing, and controlling your garage door system easier than ever. Choosing a smart garage system will give your home a leg up on the competition if you decide to sell, and in the meantime, it'll make life easier for you and your family.
If you need a new garage door, contact WD Door in Des Moines. Our garage door experts can help you determine the material, style, and model of door that’s best for your home. Once you’ve decided on a door, choose one of our top-of-the-line operators to keep your system up and running. For all of your garage door needs, choose WD Door!