With the warmer months on the horizon, many are starting to think of some home and yard projects to invest their time and money. One investment that is often overlooked is the garage door.
Is it still opening and closing? Yes. Does it seem secure? Kind of. Has it had any maintenance in the last few years? Unlikely.
For many, so long as the garage door is functioning, little thought of any updating or enhancements come to mind. But there are several good reasons that many of our clients look to overhaul their old garage doors. Perhaps you should give it some thought as well.
1. New tech opens many doors
How many times have you left your house and ended up going back to check on your garage door? If you are like many people, you are often balancing competing commitments….Whether it’s taking the kids to soccer practice, running out to meet a client, or grabbing drinks with friends, the last thing you want to add to your full schedule is a loop back home to ensure that your garage door is down and your house is secure.
New garage door openers allow you to check the status of your garage door and save yourself a trip, keeping your plans moving forward.
But there are some added benefits to what you can do with a new garage door tech. Some models work with voice activation, removing the need for programming your car to your opener or clipping an opener on your visor. Going out of town and want to ensure your dog sitter is checking on your dogs? Keypad alerts allow you to see when they arrived and departed without having to worry.
We always stay on top of the latest tech in garage doors. If you are interest in learning more about what our technology can do for you, call us at (219) 874-6485 and find out more.
2. Insulate your house from the elements… and save money
It’s the dead of winter in Northwest Indiana. Temps are below zero and your driveway is covered in a blanket of snow. You are feeling fortunate that your car is in the garage but when you head to the car, the temperature in the garage is only mildly warmer than the air temperature outside. Many people believe that this is normal because the garage doors they grew up with 20, 30, 40 years ago also lacked any legitimate barrier to the elements. But this isn’t normal any longer. With advances in insulation and garage doors, the garage should now be a barrier to more than just the snow for your car.
That added insulation means more for you than just a warmer garage in the winter (or a cooler one in the summer). Our new doors are lowering our clients monthly utilities bills, paying for the investment in both comfort and cost savings. Additionally, depending on where you live, tax credits and rebates may be available to you for your investment.
Find out about how we can help you be more comfortable in your garage and save money on your heating and cooling bills. Call us at (219) 874-6485 and find out more.
3. Be the envy of the neighborhood, and sell your home quicker
Thinking about selling your house in the next few years? An update to your garage door makes both aesthetic and makes financial sense.
Garage doors are major points of attraction on houses. A beautiful garage door can often be a point of attraction to a house that would otherwise blend in with the neighbors. But a dated garage door is often a reason a house on the market will be overlooked. Garage doors assist greatly with curb appeal and will help you quickly sell your house when it comes time to go to market.
Additionally, studies around the country show that an investment in a new garage door yields nearly a 100% return on the investment cost. So the investment is more than aesthetic, it pays for itself.
If you are looking to give your home an updated look, whether you are looking to move or stick around for a while, give our team a call. Our design team will help guide you through some great options to really make your house stand out. Call us at (219) 874-6485 and find out more.