When we think of investing in our home, the first areas that come to mind are typically new appliances, fixtures, or perhaps a new entertainment room. The garage door is often overlooked as one of the key areas that can bring more convenience to our daily routine, increase home safety and security, and improve comfort. If you’re considering a new garage door for your home, here are a few reasons your investment will go a long way.
1. Improved comfort with better material and design
Old garage doors were typically made of wood panels and rails that were susceptible to rot, termites, and moisture damage. Although there are modern wooden garage doors, improvements have been made to keep the material resistant to rot, are much sturdier than their predecessors, and are designed to handle the elements.
Today’s garage doors feature insulation and weatherstripping to keep outside air from entering, which is especially beneficial for attached garages. You also have the choice of a material with a higher R-value, which refers to thermal resistance.
These characteristics keep cold air out during blistering Calgary winters and prevent heat from coming in during our hot summers. This maintains a comfortable and consistent temperature in your home and lowers your energy bill because your HVAC system won’t need to work as hard to keep the temperature steady. Additionally, the insulation reduces street noise coming in, adding to your home’s comfort.
2. A sense of pride in the aesthetic appeal
Front-facing garage doors make up a significant portion of your home’s exterior. The garage is the last thing you see as you pull away from your driveway and the first thing you notice when you come home after a long day. If you find yourself cringing at the sight of your garage door, it may be time to replace it.
Fading paint, cracks, dings, and panels that need repairing can make a big difference in the way your entire home looks and feels. For a feature that takes up so much of the exterior space, these glaring issues don’t feel good as a homeowner. Of course, you want to feel proud of your investment and the home that you’ve worked hard to own.
When you choose a new garage door, you have a range of colour, material, and style options that match your home’s aesthetics. For example, aluminum and glass pair well with a modern house, while a wood door adds warmth and a farmhouse feel. Add window trim, light fixtures, stonework, and other interesting features for visual interest.
3. New garage door technology adds convenience to your day
A new garage door goes beyond the aesthetic appeal. Investing in a new garage door opener along with your new door provides convenient benefits, including:
- The ability to open and close your garage remotely on your mobile device
- Getting alerts on your mobile app when someone accesses your garage
- Installing a keypad on the outside of the garage door that allows entry with a code
4. Enhanced safety with innovative features
The convenient features above also add to the safety and security of your home. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to forget to close their garage doors on their way out. This is no longer an issue with a new garage door and a modern opener that allows you to close the door on your mobile app. Additionally, you have peace of mind knowing that you will be alerted if someone tries to access your garage. If your garage opener has been stolen, you can easily change the code and reprogram the remote. Some modern garage door openers have rotating security codes, which will automatically change the code every so often for even more enhanced security.
If you’re looking for innovative and practical home improvements, consider a new garage door for your next investment. The convenience, security, and comfort it provides can make a significant difference in your quality of life!