Keeping the exterior of your house in tip-top shape and making sure it has curb appeal is an ongoing job. It seems like there is always something that needs attention, repairs or replacing thanks to the fact that it is exposed to all types of weather conditions. Then there is normal wear and tear which will eventually catch up, no matter how well you have maintained the exterior. One thing that may have slipped your attention is the garage door. Here are four signs it’s time for a new garage door.
The Design Doesn’t Work with the Rest of the Exterior
Over time, you’ve probably done work to the exterior of your home, upgrading and renovating different elements. This means the garage door that originally worked with the design may no longer make sense. It may be time to modernise the door and pick a different style, colour and/or material. Depending on the style you choose, a garage door can even help to add character to the exterior, something that some homeowners can struggle to achieve.
The Garage Door Is Damaged
Damage can also happen over time. This will make the door appear worn and old, giving the impression of a house that is in a state of disrepair. A single feature is capable of dragging down the curb appeal significantly.
Some examples of damage include:
- Wood rot (if it is a wooden door)
- Broken or missing panels
- Broken or missing glass windows
- The paint is faded, peeling or chipped
- It has come off the tracks and can’t be put back on
You Want an Insulated Garage Door Instead
When you first picked that garage door, or you moved in and it was already there, perhaps you didn’t think about insulation. Here in Canada, however, the cold is something people need to contend with for a substantial amount of time during the year. Also, it’s not just the cold sinceit can also be heat and humidity depending on where you live. Installing an insulated garage door will help to keep the interior temperature of the garage more stable, which can then also help with your home heating and cooling costs.
You Want Better Safety Features
Then there are the safety features, which have come a long way over the past few years. Today you can find models that have such features as making sure a finger can’t get trapped or caught in the door. This is ideal for families with young kids.
Have It Installed by Experienced Professionals
If you are investing in a brand-new door, it’s important to have it installed safely and properly, which means hiring experienced professionals. Gloss Garage Doors offers several repair, installation and replacement services and they have 15 years’ worth of experience. They are also available 24/7, which means you’ll be able to find a convenient appointment time.
By installing a new garage door, you’ll be improving your home’s curb appeal, potentially improving the safety and security of your garage, and making sure that you continue to enjoy a well-maintained garage door.