When we think about home improvements and upgrades, most homeowners focus on common areas like the kitchen, bathroom, a new deck or patio, or developing an unfinished basement. But did you know that something as seemingly simple as changing your garage door can have a significant impact on your home?
As a leading garage door company, we hear from satisfied customers about how their new garage door has increased the value of their home and provided many other benefits. If you’re considering home upgrades or wondering whether it’s time to change your garage door, here’s a helpful guide to help you make an informed decision.
Reasons to consider installing a new garage door
1) You want to increase your home’s curb appeal
A new garage door can increase your home’s curb appeal should you choose to sell it in the future. This factor is especially true if your garage is attached to your home and front-facing. Over time, a garage door experiences normal wear and tear against the elements in Calgary, from ice and snow, wind, heavy rain, and hail. Since a front-facing garage door takes up quite a large piece of the aesthetics, it’s often the first thing people see.
An old, damaged, and worn garage door can be an eyesore and bring your home’s curb appeal down significantly. Thankfully, a residential garage door company offers a range of styles to choose from that not only match the aesthetics of your home but can enhance it.
2) You want increased safety
Continuing on the wave of front-facing garage doors, your garage is the main point of entry and an opportunity for intruders to access your home. Old garage doors with visible wear or even extensive damage must be replaced as soon as possible as it compromises the safety of your house. New garage doors are sturdy, reliable, and come in various styles and materials that are heavy and tough to break.
3) You need better insulation
If you’re in the market to purchase a new garage door, we recommend updating the insulation. Insulated garage doors are ideal for homes with attached garages. They help reduce the amount of heat loss, increase your home’s energy efficiency, and contribute to a stronger and more durable garage door. You’ll notice the difference during the frigid Alberta winters when the areas close to your garage door sit at a comfortable temperature.
4) Your current garage door is noisy
Old garage doors are quite loud, rattling and clanging their way up and down. Additionally, some old doors let in more street noise. A new garage door replacement with new tracks and an updated garage door opener is quieter and smoother to operate. Some materials, like wood, can also reduce the amount of street noise coming into your home.
Modern garage door openers
When installing a new garage door, your sales rep or garage door technician will recommend a modern garage door opener. The latest garage door openers are smaller with sleek designs and can be equipped with:
- WiFi capabilities that allow you to access your door from your mobile app
- Smart features that support voice controls with Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant compatibilities
- Rolling code technology that resets the code for better security
- Battery backups that come in handy when you need to access your garage
Where to find residential garage door installation and service
At Overhead Door of Lethbridge, Calgary, and Cranbrook, we are proud to be a part of history as the original garage door company since 1921. We continue to lead the industry with innovative products and new technology.
Contact us for all of your residential and commercial garage door needs, including new installations. We provide both on-call and regularly-scheduled maintenance to keep your garage doors operating efficiently year-round.