7 Reasons a New Garage Door Is a Great Investment

For many homeowners, a garage door is more than just an entryway to store vehicles; it’s an integral part of your home’s identity and functionality. Upgrading or replacing your garage door with  can offer surprising benefits to your property, impacting everything from curb appeal to energy efficiency. After hundreds of garage door installations since 2006, we have seen firsthand how the right garage door can transform a home. Let’s explore the top seven reasons why investing in a new garage door is a smart choice for any homeowner.

Why Buying a New Garage Door is a Great Investment

Revitalize Your Home’s Exterior

This first one is probably pretty obvious, but it really can’t be overstated. With the garage door occupying a large portion of your home’s façade, updating it can dramatically enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal. With various styles and materials available—from classic carriage house style to modern full-view glass—you can easily find a door that complements your home’s architecture. A client once told me that changing their garage door felt like giving their 20-year-old home a facelift, significantly brightening their curb appeal.

Boost Your Home’s Market Appeal

This second reason falls right in line with the first. A modern, well-maintained garage door can significantly increase your home’s market value. In fact, studies have shown that a garage door replacement offers one of the highest returns on investment among home improvement projects. For example, replacing your garage door has a return on investment of nearly 94% and can help improve your home’s resale value, according to Remodeling Magazine. It’s one of the first things potential buyers notice, and it can make or break their first impression.

Keeping Your Home Safe

It’s easy to brag that today’s garage doors are equipped with advanced security features that help protect your home against intruders In truth though, that is the opener they are really talking about. However, an investment in a new garage door can help keep your home safe. If you have a hollow back aluminum garage door, or an older door with dents, it could be bashed in enough to separate the panels. However, heavier doors like wooden overlay doors or strong full-view doors made from durable plexiglass offer better construction and is harder to crack. It is also worth mentioning that some door installations come with slide locks as well. 

Save Money on Energy Bills

If your garage is attached to your home, an insulated garage door can make a substantial difference in your energy costs. These doors help maintain the temperature in your garage and adjacent rooms, reducing the strain on your heating and cooling systems. One of our clients noted a noticeable decrease in their energy bills after installing an insulated door, especially since their master bedroom was directly above the garage.

Cut Overall Maintenance Costs

The garage doors available today are not only more durable but also designed to be low maintenance. Materials like fiberglass, steel, and composite wood resist warping, rusting, and cracking, which extends the life of the door and saves you money on repairs. During a service call, a homeowner shared how relieved they were to replace their old wooden door with a steel one that didn’t require frequent repainting.

Embrace the Convenience of Modern Technology

Modern garage doors can integrate with smart home systems, allowing you to control and monitor your door from anywhere. Imagine never having to wonder if you left the garage door open again. You can simply check your smartphone and close it remotely if necessary. This feature is particularly appreciated by clients who travel frequently, as they can manage their garage security from anywhere in the world.

Helps Utilize Your Space

Just like a regular room door becomes part of the wall when you close it, so does the garage door when it is closed. Many homeowners use their garage space for more than just storing their vehicles. Therefore, if you want to use your garage as extra space, the garage door needs to be sturdy enough and sealed to protect your space from the elements and even theft. If your garage door is a thin, aluminum door that is not insulated, or older with dents exposing the elements, a new door would be a great investment to help you utilize your space. 

Conclusion

Investing in a new garage door offers numerous benefits that go beyond simple aesthetics. It can increase your home’s value, enhance its security, improve energy efficiency, and much more. At Spectrum Overhead Door, we’re committed to helping you find the perfect garage door to meet your needs and preferences. If you’re considering upgrading your garage door, contact us today to learn more about how this investment can pay off for you and your home.

 

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TRAVIS

TRAVIS

Owner

Travis grew up in the Northwest, enjoying fishing with his dad and playing sports with his brother and neighborhood friends. He has enjoyed singing, writing songs, and playing the trumpet for his local church. In high school he excelled at playing…                                            [Repair Techs Contd]

CORY

CORY

Service Manager

Cory is a Houston native. He is the service manager at Spectrum Overhead Door, and is well known to be a team player. No doubt, he learned some of his great qualities growing up playing soccer, football, and running track. Back then he was known as “Sticks”…                    [Repair Techs Contd]

CECE

CECE

Parts and Dispatching

Cece has lived in Houston all her life. She has great memories spending time with her father fishing for bass, perch, and catfish. When she was younger she enjoyed competing on a dance team and playing volleyball. Like many of us, Cece was excited to get her…                                       [Repair Techs Contd]

DAVID

DAVID

Field Technician

David was born and raised in the Houston area. He enjoyed playing football in high school playing both wide receiver and defensive end. His work experience includes laying tile, general construction, and working at an automotive repair shop. He has…                                      [Repair Techs Contd]

DANIEL

DANIEL

Field Technician

Daniel is both a war veteran and a veteran in the garage door industry. He served his country well, and for many years. He loves chatting with others and will always slip in interesting stories of his past experiences. Daniel is well liked by customers and co-workers…                   [Repair Techs Contd]

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