Installing a new garage door is a great investment — in fact it’s one of the best improvements you can make in your home in terms of ROI — 98%, nearly dollar for dollar. But not all garage doors are the same — they can vary greatly in terms of price and quality. Naturally, the higher quality of door you can afford to install on your home, the more your property will accrue in value as a result of the door. Here are 4 qualities your garage door should include to be of the highest quality and provide the best return on investment.
Wooden Doors are Beautiful — but Don’t Be Cheap!
There’s no doubt about it — wooden doors are beautiful. That’s why they are such a popular material when it comes to new garage door installation. Sure, they’re more expensive, but they’re also natural and visually appealing. Wooden doors really blend into the natural aesthetics of Sacramento, California. So if you have a front facing business, wooden doors might be the way because they can make the front of your business look so attractive and appealing.
Insulation with a High R-Value
A higher quality door will have great insulation — but the amount of insulation can be relative. That’s why R-value is so important. R-value measures the amount of insulation in your door. We’d recommend an R-Value of 10 to 13 — even in Sacramento, California. The insulation will also help keep your garage cooler during those hot summers — which saves on AC costs!
High Quality Sturdy Springs
Every spring has a lifecycle — the number of times a door can go up and down before it needs replaced. And since most families use their garage doors at least 3 times a day on average, those cycles can add up fast. That’s why we recommend going with higher quality springs that have a life cycle of at least 20,000 — assuming you’ll be living in the home for 10 years or more. A higher quality spring actually costs less over time.
Heavy Duty Opener
The quality of your garage door opener is also an important factor in installation. A heavy duty garage door opener costs a little more but the performance it delivers is superior. The battery will last longer. The motor’s more durable. You’ll need to replace it less.
Planning to Make the Most of Your New Garage Door Investment
We mentioned the incredible ROI value of a new garage door, but like any other investment, you only get out what you put in. In other words, the more you spend on installing a new door — the higher the quality of door you install — the greater your home will be worth as a result.
That’s why we always recommend to our customers living in the Rocklin, Granite Bay, Roseville, Fair Oaks, Arden Arcade, Carmichael suburbs to plan their garage door installation. It can be a great way to invest a tax return, an inheritance, an end of the year bonus. Talk to your local bank about a possible home equity loan. Ideally, you plan for your new garage door before you actually need one — before installing one becomes critical. Don’t wait until that critical garage door repair that makes sudden garage door installation absolutely necessary. This way you are able to make the most of your investment so you get the best value for your home.