Quite often people make updates and improvements to their home over the years, but they neglect the garage doors in the process. Over time, failure to update the garage doors creates a mismatch between the home and the garage doors. It can create an unbalanced look and make the home look outdated or unkempt. Experts say that your garage doors should complement the home’s appearance rather than fading into the background. You can make them stand out by painting them with a warm color, coating them with a rich stain, or adding details like wooden trim and decorative windows.
Safety and Security
Each year, about 2.5 million homes in the US are burglarized. The majority of those burglaries are break-ins. An ill-fitting garage door or one that doesn’t lock is prime opportunity for a theft. Many homeowners (and insurance companies) will want to know what anti-theft measures your home has in place when assessing its value. Having a garage door opener linked to your garage doors is a major security benefit. Homeowners also look for garage doors that have sensors. This is an important safety feature, as the sensors can detect objects in the garage door’s path and prevent it from closing.
On average, an insulated garage door boosts your home’s value by approximately five percent. A tremendous amount of cold air can seep through poorly insulated doors, which can in turn raise your heating bill. In the summer, cooler air can quickly escape through a garage door without adequate seals. A garage door that’s improperly sealed is also more prone to rain damage, which can create even more headaches and financial problems down the road. A garage door should have a rating of “R” or better to ensure it has adequate insulation. If you live in a colder climate, check for an insulation rating or “R-14” or “R-16.”
From saving money on your energy bills to making your home more attractive to buyers, there are many great reasons to consider updating your garage doors. If you need help with a new garage door installation, don’t hesitate to contact Fresno Garage Doors. We will happily help you choose the right garage door for your home and get your house looking sell-worthy in no time.