The old adage, “You get what you pay for”, certainly rings true in this situation. Envision yourself driving home from a long week of work, pulling up to your home, tapping your garage door remote control and pulling into the garage. You head on inside to prepare dinner and then, “THUD!” That loud noise is the sound of your cheap new garage door crashing down onto your vehicle. This is one of the many nightmare scenarios that can result from opting for the cheapest possible garage door. It can be even worse if you, your child or pet are in the garage at the time of the malfunction.
Cheap garage doors are especially susceptible to the harsh winter conditions. The accumulation of ice, snow and freezing rain combined with cold temperatures can cause your garage door to malfunction.
Homeowners who attempt to open a faulty garage door often encounter serious danger. Cold weather can spur a garage door’s springs, screws, and other metal parts to shrink and seize up, causing the door to fail to open or even to close properly.
While regular maintenance can prevent some of the problems described above, the best solution is to invest in a high quality new garage door that is sold at a fair price. A reliable garage door will provide you with invaluable peace of mind. You’ll rest easy knowing that your vehicle and your loved ones are not in harm’s way.
Once your new garage door is installed, you can further improve its functionality and integrity by cleaning the space underneath it on a regular basis. Clear out all of the ice and snow so that it does not freeze shut. Lubricate all of the garage door’s moving parts on a regular basis for the ultimate performance and safety.
More Than a Workspace
These days, more and more homeowners are utilizing the space in their garages as living and working environments. Some rent them out. Others let their teens or recent college graduates live in the garage. Some have even turned the garage into a man cave.
Those who spend ample time in the garage are especially vulnerable to the dangers presented by cheap garage doors. Be smart about this purchase. Invest in a reliable garage door that will function as designed and provide insulation to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Do not lose sight of the fact that an investment in a high quality garage door can be recouped. Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost Versus Value Report shows that a $1,500 garage door provides a return of over 75 percent upon the home’s sale. So a well-built garage door can do more than offer protection. It adds meaningful value to your home.
Find the Right Door
If you are interested in expanding your garage and are interested in putting in a new garage door, we encourage you to contact one of our dealer today.
Browse through our variety of residential garage doors, or even design your own online with our handy tool. Then, get a free quote, and upgrade your garage!