It’s Time For a New Garage Door

Have you been considering garage door replacement for some time? A new garage door is a great way to give your home a facelift in a hurry, while also giving some other benefits to your home including:

  • Security
  • Safety
  • Quieter operation
  • Modern convenience (keypads and smart garage door operation)

If you have an older garage door, it may be lacking some of the safety features needed like automatic reversal. In the majority of cases, a garage door can last upwards of 15-20 years with proper maintenance. Keeping the springs and rollers in good condition will limit noise, and reduces strain on the motor of the garage door operator unit.

In 1993, garage doors installed or replaced were required to be equipped with a safety reversing mechanism. The safety device automatically stops the door from closing, forcing it to open again. The goal of the automatic reversal was designed to prevent children and animals from being hurt. There are two sensors on both sides of the door, designed to push it back open if an object runs through the light beam.

Modern garage door openers are quieter, and operate smoothly compared to some of the older models. Belt drive garage doors are quieter than the old chain drive models, and are easier to operate for most homeowners. The updated doors and systems include new safety features to limit the risk of theft. The new doors have rolling code features to ensure thieves will not be able to duplicate the code.

Homelink connectivity is beneficial for homeowners who want to have an automated home. The new doors have features that are built right into smartphone devices, cars, and can be controlled from your smartphone as needed. The wireless features will allow you to unlock your door remotely, making it easy to allow people into your home if you are not there.

Replacing the garage door you currently have not only brings safety benefits, but visual appeal. A new door can reduce heating and cooling costs thanks to an insulated door. One of the best ways to boost the curb appeal for your home is to install a new door as recent reports show it can recoup 76% of your project costs when you sell your home.

If you want to see your home’s value increase, it is important to select a door that does match the architectural style of the home. For more information about garage door replacement, contact Advanced Door today!