How Can You Upgrade Your Garage Door

How Can You Upgrade Your Garage Door?

Your garage door says a lot about your home. If it’s fresh, clean and new looking, it says that you care. But if it’s chipped, cracked or hung unevenly, it’s more than unattractive — it’s potentially dangerous. Creating an eyesore or a risk magnet won’t exactly give your house that special sense of curb appeal that you’re going for.

Garage door replacements are more cost-effective than many other home improvement projects. With an average 85 percent cost recoup figure, you can get more than a fair return on the money you spend. If you’re considering selling your home, this is an upgrade to make. That said, it isn’t always financially feasible to do a full garage door replacement.

What happens when your door has seen better days but your home improvement budget doesn’t have room for a brand-new one? Take a look at some of the ways that you can improve the way your door looks and works without a full replacement.

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Garage Door Materials and What Best Suits Your Needs

Garage Door Materials and What Best Suits Your Needs

The material you choose for your garage door must be informed by several factors including weather, whether or not you intend to insulate your garage and how long you want to keep the door. You also must put into consideration the primary uses of your garage. If you install an automatic door, ensure your service provider adheres to safety standards prescribed by the government. Here are the most common options.

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Preventative Garage Door Maintenance

Preventative Garage Door Maintenance

For your own safety, as well as the proper functioning of your garage, the majority of garage door repairs are best left to a professional. Yet that doesn’t mean that there aren’t certain things you can do to help keep your garage door in tip-top shape. In fact, being proactive about basic maintenance can greatly extend the lifespan of your garage while also minimizing the likelihood of serious problems.

If you own a home equipped with an automatic garage door opener and would like to learn more about what you can do to keep it running smoothly, read on. This article will introduce you to three simple, but effective, maintenance tasks.

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