Did you know that a residential garage door upgrade can increase your home’s value in Lethbridge? When we think about home renovations and upgrades, we typically consider changing up the kitchen, modernizing bathrooms, or developing the basement. Planning for a garage door upgrade not only enhances the aesthetics of your home’s exterior but also improves functionality.
Ideas for upgrading your garage door
Change the door to a new colour and style – If your home is 10 years or older, chances are the garage door has some fading and perhaps some chips and cracks in the paint. A new garage door will freshen up the exterior and make a significant difference to how your home’s overall curb appeal.
Today’s garage doors are more sturdy with wind-load and insulated features and modern design options such as aluminum glass and frameless designs. You can test out how different garage door styles would look on your home with our handy DoorView garage door designer software.
Add windows to your new garage door – Adding windows is a great way to let some natural light in and is especially helpful if you use your garage door as a workshop or to work on your car. Adding windows can also add some aesthetic interest and really pull the look together. Garage door windows are typically placed high at the top of the door so your privacy isn’t compromised.
Opt for an insulated garage door – With the cold weather we get in Alberta, an insulated garage door makes a difference in energy savings and keeps your home comfortable. Insulated garage doors keep the cold air out during the winter months and keeps the cool air in during the summer months.
Switch to a modern garage door opener – Modern garage door openers come with many convenient features, including Wi-Fi and smartphone capabilities. You can download an app that allows you to monitor when someone opens your garage door for increased security. Modern garage door openers have vehicle system compatibility and can be easily programmed with your new vehicle’s built-in opener. Some have “rolling code technology” that automatically generates a new code every time the remote control is used. This protects against intruders that can hack your garage door for the code. New garage door openers are quieter, more powerful, and compact.
The benefits of a garage door update
An upgraded garage door has the power to increase your home’s value and give that ‘wow’ factor when guests (or potential buyers) visit your property. You have the added benefit of a garage door that you can monitor from anywhere in the world with the latest technologies. Most importantly, a new garage door can increase your home’s safety and security.
To sum it up, upgrading your garage door:
- Increases curb appeal
- Increases home value
- Enhances aesthetics
- Improves safety and security
- Makes it easy to use with the latest technology
Is it time to upgrade your garage door?
Maybe you’ve been experiencing some issues with your garage door or you simply don’t like how faded and cracked it looks when you pull up on your driveway. It could be time for an upgrade.
Browse our collection of residential garage doors for inspiration and to learn more about the different types of materials, including steel, traditional wood, aluminum, aluminum glass, and more.
Contact us for all of your residential garage door needs. We offer residential garage door repairs, installation, and service and provide both on-call and regularly-scheduled maintenance to keep your garage doors operating efficiently year-round. With office locations in Lethbridge, Calgary, and Cranbrook, you can count on us to be there when you need us.