Is a Garage Door Worth the Investment?
Investing in your garage door is a wise decision if you’ve never upgraded or if it’s been a long time since you last did. It’s obviously an outlay of money which you have to weigh up, but right now, with more and more people choosing to invest in their property, a garage door could be the right investment for you.
If you’re asking yourself whether a garage door is worth the investment or not, why not take a look at these five ways in which you’d benefit from it.
Increase the value of your home
A new garage door, especially one which matches the aesthetic of your property and uses the latest materials and technology, could see the value of your property increase. This way, although you’re spending money on a new garage door, it’s probably a cost you’ll recoup in the future since it has added value to your property which didn’t exist before.
Reduce your heating bills
We all know that garages tend to be cooler than the rest of the home, something which becomes more obvious the lower the temperature gets. With an old, outdated garage door, you could be spending more on your heating bills than necessary. By investing in a new, well-insulated garage door (as well as a weatherstrip and draught excluder) you’ll likely save a bit more money. It will help to keep the garage a little warmer, preventing your home bleeding heat through the garage.
Reduce the need for costly repairs
Over time, all garage doors will see wear and tear, and some garage doors are built to last longer than others. Whether you have a dented, cracked or uneven garage door, the repair costs can quickly mount up. As a security measure for your home, it’s not something you can avoid for long, but by investing in a new garage door, you can remove the need for costly repairs, cancelling out the investment and saving you one less hassle to deal with.
Increase the security of your home
A garage door should be robust, sturdy and use the latest locking technology in order to protect the contents inside. If you have a weak garage door which thieves could easily break or manipulate in order to gain access, your possessions – and even your home itself – could be at risk. Protect your valuables and your family by investing in a garage door with the latest security technology. By providing adequate defence against theft, you won’t need to pay to replace tools, furniture or anything else you store in the garage.
Increased interest in your home when selling
Our first point mentioned how the value of your property could increase through the investment in a new garage door, but there’s also the added bonus of this making it more attractive to potential buyers. When you finally decide to sell, a quality garage door can make a huge difference. Not only will your home look great to anyone passing by, but you can also demonstrate how easy and smooth it is to use while explaining the security benefits you’ve invested in.
Looking to make an investment in your home? Why not tackle your depressing old garage door and replace it with a brand new one? At Doormatic, we work with some of the leading manufacturers to provide the best garage doors in a range of styles for Surrey, Kent, Berkshire, Devon, Hampshire, West Sussex, London and Buckinghamshire – including electric, automated garage doors for the latest in convenience and comfort for your home.
Call us today to get your free garage door survey and find out whether it’s the right investment for you.