Choosing a new garage door is an important investment in your home’s form and function—and one that you don’t want to take lightly. But it’s also a big decision, and you might be wondering, “can’t I just repair my old garage door?” In some cases, yes. Other times, a garage door replacement proves to be the best option. If you’re on the fence about replacing your door, these questions will help you determine if it’s time.
When should you replace your garage door?
For many homeowners, the answer is simple: when it stops working. Without proper care, wood garage doors become weathered and eventually (after many years) start to rot. Likewise, metal garage doors will dent and rust over time. Track hardware begins to fail, and more frequent repair costs begin to outweigh the cost of replacement.
Other times, people choose to replace their garage door primarily for aesthetic reasons (or sometimes it’s a mix of both looks and necessity). Maybe you recently purchased a fixer-upper or updated your home’s exterior, and want to add value by improving your curb appeal. A new garage door can do just that.
Ultimately, if you’re spending more time and money fixing your old garage door, or trying to improve the look of an old one, it’s time for a replacement.
Why is replacing your garage door important?
According to LiftMaster, a 2019 study by Remodeling Magazine found that replacing a garage door gives homeowners more return on investment (ROI) than any other home remodeling project—97 percent compared to the average of 66 percent for other projects. Largely, this is because a garage door is a relatively low-cost way to improve your property’s exterior appearance. In turn, increasing the resale value.
In addition to being a sound financial investment, a new garage door uses the latest technology. This makes it more efficient, secure, and safe. A garage door replacement also comes complete with all-new standard parts, like springs, rollers, hinges, and weatherstripping. And to top it off, modern technology offers excellent garage door openers with eco-friendly designs, energy-efficient features, and even Wi-Fi options.
How can you replace your garage door?
When properly maintained, a quality garage door can last up to 50 years. On the other hand, your door can fail within 15 years if neglected. Whether you’re replacing your garage door out of necessity or for aesthetic reasons, it’s a good idea to consult with an expert to ensure your new door will provide the safety, security, and functionality you need for years to come. When you’re ready to replace your door, give us a call.