If your garage door is more than 10 years old, the chances are that it’s getting past its sell-by-date. However, at the Garage Door and Automation Company, we know that deciding to install a new one can be a consideration that drops further and further down your ‘to-do’ list. What you may not be aware of is the fact that your door could be costing you money. Here are three of the best reasons to consider getting rid of the old and coming in with the new:
1) Add Value to Your Home
According to a national survey of estate agents, simply installing a new garage door could add somewhere between 1% and 4% to the value of your home. Take a look at those on your street: does yours measure up in terms of appearance? A new garage door can help to catch a buyer’s eye, if you’re looking to sell. In addition, a noisy old door that isn’t quite up to the job could lose you interest and money.
2) Save on your Household Bills
Modern garage doors, especially double-skinned, are designed to keep heat in. They have a thermal rating, so that you can choose the door that best suits your home. As a result, a well-designed and installed new garage door can save you money, helping you cut back on your heating bills. If your door is more than 10 years old, you might be wasting cash in the colder months.
Your garage may well house items that are expensive to replace. From cars and work tools, to model railways and office-equipment, we often turn to our garages to supply that bit of extra space. However, with storage comes the risk of vandalism or burglary. Our ThermoPro doors are fitted with break-in-resistant locking as standard, with three security bolts securing the hinge-side. In addition, a continuous safety device strip ensures that your garage door is going to offer you the optimum protection for whatever’s inside.
If you’re considering replacing your garage door, then the staff at the Garage Door and Automation Company will be only too happy to offer excellent advice and exemplary service.