March 29, 2017
Five Star Garage Door Service of Portland, OR knows all about the advantages of a good garage door. As such a huge part of your home, it plays several key roles. If your overhead door is getting on in years, it may be time for an upgrade. If you’re thinking about it, here are seven benefits of a new garage door system.
Does your garage door wake you out of a dead sleep? When your spouse comes home, do the dogs act like it’s a hostile invasion? Then it’s time for a new garage door system.
Newer openers feature quieter motors to cut back on the noise. If your automatic garage door opener is using a chain driven system, you may want to consider quieter options. Look into screw driven or belt driven systems. They offer smoother, quieter operation during use.
Older garage doors may not be insulated, or not properly insulated. If this is the case, there will be a lot of heat transfer through your door. If you are heating or cooling your garage at all, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep the temperature regulated. Even if you are not heating or cooling the garage itself, a poorly regulated garage will cause heat transfer into the house itself. This lack of efficiency causes an increase in your power bill.
Garage door openers manufactured before 1993 were secure for their time. However, there’s nothing more tempting to a hacker than a new security system. It didn’t take long before hackers learned to spoof garage door opener remotes. Manufacturers kept innovating and developed rolling code remotes that are virtually unbreakable. If you garage door was built before 1993, it is susceptible to break-in and needs to be replaced.
Garage door safety has also come a long way in safety for you and your family. If you don’t have auto-reversal and photosensors, you need a new garage door system. To check on these, perform two simple checks. Place an object like a paper towel roll in the path of the door and activate it. If the door bumps the roll and reverses, you’re all set. If it doesn’t, or is sluggish in doing so, you either don’t have auto-reverse or it isn’t functioning properly. Check for the photosensors as well by looking on either side of the doorway just above the floor. You should see a small grey or black box with an eye pointing towards the middle.
Any kind of upgrade to your home increases the value. However, studies have shown that one of the top three improvements you can do to your home in regard to return on investment is replacing your garage door. A new door increases curb appeal, and is a huge selling feature for your home.
Your garage door makes up a big part of your home’s facade. For some houses, it can be as much as 40% of the front side. Simple upgrades to the color or hardware on your door can have a nice effect. For a more dramatic facelift on your home, consider a brand new door. Going with windows that coordinate with your house windows can really tie things together.
If you have an old-style wooden garage door, you probably spend a day every year repainting and touching it up. A newer metal garage door will be manufactured with a durable layer of baked-on paint requiring far less maintenance. In addition, newer metal garage doors are more dent resistant meaning they will look new longer.
Is it time for a new garage door system for your home? If so, Five Star Garage Door Service of Portland, Oregon is here to help! Give us a call today and one of our technicians can be on site quickly to help you pick your perfect door. We’ll order the door and install it when it arrives. We’re your total solution!