Most homeowners don’t have a new garage door as top of their to do list. Garages tend to be neglected areas used for storage and only opened and closed when retrieving things like lawn mowers, bicycles and garden equipment. Often it isn’t until the weather improves and start venturing out more that we realise there might be an issue with the current garage door squeaking or not opening properly.
Fixed or replaced?
The first question is if the door be fixed or does it make more sense to replace it with a new one? The garage door supplies the important function of hiding whatever is stored inside, be that sports equipment, valuable tools or vehicles. Therefore, it must be secure and lockable. This applies to any internal doors that lead from the garage into the house too.
Here are the benefits of installing a new garage door:
Repainting an old door or installing a new lock won’t add much value to your property like a brand-new door will. It is a considerable home improvement, increasing insulation, improving energy efficiency and safety. For Garage Door Installation Tring, visit garagedoorsrus.co.uk/garage-door-installation-tring
If you’ve had your current door for many years, the exterior will have worn down, letting in more cold air during the winter which could also be entering your home. During hotter weather, the door could be making your garage space feel like a sauna. New garage doors offer better insulation, keeping the area cool in the summer and warmer in winter.
The increased insulation from a new door has an additional benefit of helping you to save money of energy costs. Your home will be much more energy efficient, keeping heating and electricity bills lower than before.
All homeowners want to feel safe and an older door is more vulnerable to break-ins. A new door installation can improve the safety of your property as it’s made from more durable materials to deter any attempt at breaking in. New doors are also safer for pets and children, especially ones with a photoelectric sensor when opening and closing.
Of course, a shiny new door is going to vastly improve the exterior appearance of your home, especially if your garage door is highly visible from the street. The style, colour and materials you choose will have a significant impact on the curb appeal of your property.
There are so many types to choose from. Materials to choose from include aluminium, wood, steel and fibreglass. You might want a specific style that could include modern, country/barn, traditional, carriage house or vintage. You can also adapt any window styles to fit in perfectly with the style of your garage door.