Last month we talked about the benefits of a new garage door. This month, we want to help you understand that a quality garage door is worth the investment.
When it comes to home improvement projects, you need to know which ones are worth the investment and which ones will just be a waste of your money and time. Ripping out your entire kitchen to replace it with new cabinets, counters, backsplash, and appliances will cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Ask any reputable realtor, and s/he will tell you that you will not get a return on that investment unless you originally got your home for a steal.
Compared to many other home improvement projects, a quality garage door is one of the most valuable long-term investments that you can make to your property. According to Remodeling, a garage door replacement will provide homeowners with a 91.5% return on investment. Even if you wait a few years after installing a new garage door to put your home on the market, a quality garage door will still bring in a significant ROI (return of investment).
A quality garage door will bring in a high ROI because it serves many functions for your home. It increases curb appeal, adds to your home’s security, and it gives you the option to implement the latest in cost-saving insulation and safety features.
Now, please note that this blog post is about quality garage doors. Purchasing the cheapest door that you can find to fit your garage opening will not bring you a significant ROI. No, it takes a quality garage door to make it worth your investment.
Your garage door is one of the most routinely used operating parts of your home. Just think about how often you open and close it during the day running errands, opening it for family and neighbors, and even how often you open it for your pets to run outside and do their business. A good quality garage door should be able to withstand the use and conditions where it is installed. If the garage door is the primary entry/exit point for your home or is subject to high levels of use from your family’s active lifestyle, you need to make sure that you are purchasing a door that will meet your needs.
Not all garage doors are constructed the same. It is considered that a minimum of 25 gauge steel is necessary to qualify as a quality steel door. Anything lighter than 25 gauge is too light to withstand normal garage door use.
You will also want to make sure that your garage door fits the architectural façade of your home. There are many styles to choose from to match the style of your home.
- There are beautiful wooden doors, yet they are heavy, require more upkeep, and are more expensive.
- There are steel doors available that look very similar to wood without the extra weight and maintenance that wooden doors require.
- Many doors allow you to install hardware to create a carriage style look.
- Some doors come with the option of putting windows in your garage doors. *You will want to think about safety and privacy before choosing a garage door with windows.
You will also have the option to choose if and how your garage door is insulated.
- Hollow Back Doors – are steel doors that have a hollow back without insulation.
- Insulated Garage Doors – are insulated on the backside where the door has insulation applied to the inside of the door with a cardboard or vinyl feel on the inside.
- Steel Back Doors – are doors that are steel on both sides with insulation applied between the two steel panels that make up the garage door section.
There is more to think about with quality garage doors than you probably ever realized. At HABPRO Garage Doors, we know exactly what our customers need for long-term satisfaction. As an award-winning 5-Star Kudzu rated garage door company, we have served North Georgia for over 40 years.
Contact us today to learn more about choosing a quality garage door that will be worth your investment.