If you have an attached garage on your home, chances are the garage door occupies a significant amount of aesthetic real estate that can hinder or help your home’s curb appeal.
If you have an ugly, outdated or improperly functioning garage door, it’s time to think about a replacement. And while you’re at it, give thought to the door opener, which may be nearing the end of its life span.
Replacing these essential components increases your home’s security, the climate comfort inside your garage and your resale value.
In fact, Remodeling magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value Report reveals that a garage door replacement recoups 94.5% of its cost, on average — making it one of the highest return-on-investment upgrades you can choose nowadays.
“It’s time to get a new garage door when you see cracks or dents in the panels or when the garage door starts to buckle when it comes up. Any peeling material or paint falling off the door is also a sure sign,” says Ray Dal Soglio, co-owner and technician for Always Open Garage Doors in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“A garage door opener should be replaced whenever the remote becomes unresponsive after you change the batteries, if the sensors malfunction, or if your garage door becomes incredibly noisy, which may indicate a loose chain or belt.”
But if you’ve never replaced your garage door or door opener, or even if it’s been a while since the last ones were installed, it’s…