Garage doors don’t last forever. Most last about 15 to 20 years top. The good news is that new garage door installation has one of the highest Returns on Investment for all home repair — 99%, virtually dollar for dollar Most people only install a new garage door once or twice in their lifetime. It’s a decision worth making carefully.
How do you know it’s time for a new garage door? You know in your gut. Chances are — even asking yourself if it’s time and needing to think about is a sign it’s time. Naturally, a thousand dollar plus investments in your home, you want to take time to budget and plan. That’s only natural. Perhaps you’d prefer to wait for this year’s tax return or discuss a home improvement loan with your bank.
The good news is installing a new garage door has amazing return on investment — virtually dollar for dollar. But you need to make it count. And that means planning ahead so you have the budget to afford the kind of door that brings real value enhancement to your home and property.
Call Sac’s today. We specialize in all brands and do new door installation as well as opener installation. We feature certified technicians and 100% guaranteed service. Our technicians are experienced in servicing nearly any type of overhead door in Sacramento, whether commercial or residential.
Garage doors may also need replaced due to damage. This can be the result of weather, a vehicle accident, or greater wear. If the damage is a result of weather, it may be covered by your insurance policy.
A garage door is an investment — and it’s a decision that should be made wisely. Don’t try to save a few dollars by installing the door yourself. You may very well void the warranty — and damage either the door or the track. It may seem to work fine for a week or two but by then the damage has already been done. A professional can make sure the door is installed correctly — that it’s well balanced and the tracks are in perfect alignment.
If your door simply isn’t working properly, chances are it just needs repair, not outright replacement. You may just need to repair or replace the opener. Damaged panels of your garage door may need replaced. We repair garage doors, including cable and track repairs, spring replacement, panel replacement, and opener service.
3 Cool Benefits of a New Garage Door
You didn’t think a new garage door was only about style, did you? The truth is, there’s actually some pretty awesome benefits of replacing an old garage door with a new one!
1) Curb Appeal
With a new garage door, your curb appeal will increase. Why? Simple: your garage accounts for a significant portion of your home. An attractive garage makes your home look better which, in turn, increases your home’s curb appeal. While this is great for showing off, it’s also excellent for those who wish to sell their home.
2) Return of Investment (ROI)
If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck in home renovations, look no further than replacing your garage door. The ROI for a new garage door is as high as 90%. That means if you ever sell your home, you can easily get 99% of cost of the door returned to you.
3) Energy Efficiency
Many homeowners report a lower energy bill after replacing their panel. This is true – newer garage doors can offer better insulation which will reduce your overall heating and cooling bill.
So, if you’re looking to replace your own panel, don’t let cost hold you back. As you can see, a replacement garage door often pays for itself!
Insulation for Garage Doors Explained
You might think you don’t need an insulated garage door — given the hot summers in Sacramento, California. But it’s the hot months that actually make an insulated garage door a good idea. Insulation slows down the transfer of both hot and cold air. In other words, it keeps your house cooler during the summer — which can mean big savings for your energy bill.
Insulated doors are rated according to their R-value — a measurement of thermal resistance used in the building and construction industry. It essentially measures the transfer of heat energy. The higher the R-value, the better insulation there is to a door. For the best energy savings, an R-Value of 16 is ideal, especially if you plan on using the garage for exercise or relaxation during the hot months. If you are simply concerned about car storage, an R-Value of 10 should be sufficient.
What Material Do You Want for Your New Garage Door?
When it comes to the type of material you choose for your garage door, it can vary according to quality, price, and maintenance needs. Each material has different advantages in each category. Consider your budget and needs, and then talk to a professional garage door service for further consultation.
Wood and Wood Composite
Wood is by far the most visually appealing of all garage door materials. They tend to have the highest price. They wear well, but don’t last as long over time. They also require more maintenance as the wood needs sanded, treated and painted from time to time. Getting a composite door will be a little less expensive. Another advantage to composite doors is their weight ratio. They are extremely light.
Steel is less expensive than wood, but also easy to dent. You’ll want to get at least 24 to 25 gauge steel for better durability. If you’ve got kids, you might consider a fiberglass door which is more resilient to dents.
Aluminum is fairly light weight and is ideal for extra wide doors. Laminated panels are dent resistant. It can be more expensive if you choose a door with a heavy duty frame. Lighter doors are available, but these are more susceptible to dents. There are some easy DIY garage door repairs when it comes to dents however.
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Call Sac’s Garage Door Repair for a complete inspection. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We serve the Roseville and Greater Sacramento areas. All of our technicians are professional and feature friendly, prompt professional service.