- Yehuda Barhany
The Benefits of a New Garage Door Installation
Updated: Aug 15, 2022
Homeowners are always looking for renovation projects that not only improve the safety, functionality, and aesthetics of their property but also increase resale value upon completion. To this effect, there is arguably no renovation more worthwhile than a new garage door installation.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value Report, the national average for garage door installation costs was $3,695. However, the project was shown to boost the resale value of the home by $3,491, meaning that homeowners enjoyed a whopping 94.5% return on investment for this project in 2020.
If the boost in resale value is not incentive enough to encourage a garage door replacement, there are a host of other benefits to be gained by upgrading to a new garage door.
The torsion springs that raise and lower garage doors typically last between 10,000 and 15,000 cycles--usually good for about 10 years. If you notice your garage door sagging, making a lot of noise, or not resting flush against the ground, it could be time for a new garage door.
Whether from natural wear and tear or blunt force impact, your garage door will likely accumulate some scratches, dings, and dents over time. A new garage door can greatly enhance curb appeal upon installation.
It is important that your garage remains at a reasonable temperature to protect the contents inside. An insulated garage door can keep the warm air in during the winter and the hot air out during the summer to protect contents and lower energy bills.