Garage Door Makeover Saint John NB
Garage Door Makeover
(NC)-Replacing your old garage door system can completely change the appearance of your garage and bring undeniable benefits to your home. According to J-F Morin, marketing director at Garaga, there are 10 valuable reasons to replacing your old garage door:
1. Increase the value of your home
In fact, a better-looking garage door can increase the perceived value of the home by one to four percent, according to a Stratamark study (2006). And a Harris Interactive study (2004) says that investing in an upscale garage door is a very good return on your investment as many real estate agents will confirm that it is easier to sell your home when the garage looks great.
2. Improve the appearance of your home
Garage doors can take up between 30 to 40% of a home's facade. How much is it worth to upgrade 30% of your front view of your house? Some garage doors come in as many as 15 colours in a baked-on paint finish, many different styles and a wide variety of windows, all of which can give your home a new look.
3. Lower your heating and cooling bills with an R-16 garage door
A properly insulated garage door system can pay for itself over time by reducing your energy costs by keeping the heat out in the summer and the cold out in winter. This savings will occur when you have living quarters above the garage or when the garage is being used as a workshop.
4. Reduce your maintenance time
Many steel doors are low maintenance when you choose a pre-finished colour. They require only mild soap and water for cleaning. So say goodbye to painting and scraping and hello to more leisure time. Go enjoy the outdoors.
5. Protect items stored in your garage from weather conditions
Many people use their garage for storage. To protect those items from the damage caused by extreme heat and cold, choose an insulated door with a thermo barrier that prevents heat or cold from travelling from the outside surface to the inside surface.
6. Increase the use of your garage
With the use of an insulated garage door between R-12 and R-18, you will find the garage a more pleasant place to work in. Your garage can be used as a workshop, art studio, playroom or a heated storage room.
7. Increase the security of items stored in your garage
It's much easier to kick in or drill through a wooden or steel non-insulated door than it is one which is 1 3/4 in. thick. A thicker door can be enough to deter a thief from trying to break through a steel insulated door.
8. Prevent easy access to your home
The garage door is the largest access to your home. Many new garage door openers come with the rolling code technology, which makes it far more difficult to gain access when the opener uses one of 100 billion new codes each time the door is opened.
9. Reduce the risk of injury
Photo eyes, which are now mandatory, sense when something is in the way or passing through the opening when the door is going down. This has two benefits, when the light beam is broken, the garage door will reverse back up when coming down to prevent an injury and/or turn on a light so you will see where you are going when it is dark.
10. Canadian made
If you are green-savvy consumers, you may want to support a Canadian made product. Ask if they are offering products from suppliers who are eco-minded (example: efficient distribution process).
A new garage door increases the value of your home, the uses of the garage and reduces the risk of injury. More information on trendy garage doors is available at www.garaga.com.