There are numerous reasons for adding a new garage door to your property. From improved kerb appeal and higher security to lower energy costs and increasing the value of your home, a replacement garage door is a worthy investment and one of the best you will ever make.
Read on to discover all of the benefits of upgrading your garage.
A rickety old garage door lacking modern safety features is all the invitation a burglar needs to target your property. Criminals will also see such ease of access and assume that the rest of your home is just as vulnerable, which could leave you even more susceptible to break-ins.
We have a range of garage doors that meet the current Secured By Design (SBD) criteria. This is a police initiative that works towards providing increased security across all entry points on a building.
Switching to a new garage door that has more secure locking systems and is constructed from stronger materials will help to mitigate this risk, as well as give future buyers confidence that their new garage will be well protected against theft.
Reduced energy bills
A well-insulated property pays for itself, so ensuring that your garage door is doing all it can to keep the heat in is a vital consideration when you’re looking to save money. In this instance, insulated garage doors, such as side hinged garage doors and sectional garage doors are the perfect choice as they will help to conserve warmth and reduce your reliance on central heating, cutting energy bills in the process.
Pro tip: When looking to switch out your old garage door, look for a replacement with weather stripping and thermal breaks. We also recommend investing in a door with a decent U-value, a measurement of how effectively it resists heat transfer. Basically, you should be looking for a low number – some of our sectional doors manage to achieve 1.0 W/m².
More aesthetically pleasing
A garage door can represent a large part of the front view on any property. If you’re looking to sell up, you should never underestimate the impression a poorly maintained, seen-better-days garage door can have on would-be owners.
Instead, you can make your home more attractive to potential buyers by investing in a garage door with a contemporary design and modern functionality. Many types of garage doors, whether sectional, up and over or roller shutters, can be furnished in a wide selection of colours and finishes, to really elevate the appearance of your home and mark it down as a must-buy for every viewer.
If your garage is old and worn out, chances are you’re having to spend more and more time keeping it up to scratch. Eliminate regular maintenance tasks by upgrading to a newer model of garage door, which will require very little upkeep and restoration. The majority of doors are now supplied pre-finished in the colour and finish you require.
Having a durable, weather-resistant garage door will also be infinitely more appealing to potential buyers, who won’t need to waste time and money on maintaining the garage door when they move into their new home.
Increase your home’s value with a new garage door
At Doorfit, we have decades of experience in the supply and installation of high-quality garage doors throughout the West Midlands. Our expert team is immensely knowledgeable and will work with you to find the most suitable garage door for your requirements.
We are committed to providing stylish, durable and modern solutions that will make not only make your home more secure and attractive but will also increase its value should you decide to sell in the future.