Attached garages and front-facing detached garages play a big role in curb appeal. It’s for this reason that garages always need to look great—in fact, garage doors have a lot to do with first impressions, since most make up a sizable portion of a home’s facade. It should come as no surprise that your garage helps determine your home’s property value. Here’s how new residential garage doors in Rancho Cordova, CA can increase home values and help homeowners sell more quickly.
The front of your house and property is the first thing people see when they pass by, and it’s the first thing you see it when you come home. Whether you are getting ready to sell your house or planning to stay for the long term, you might want your next home improvement project to be replacing the garage door.
Most residential garages are clearly seen from the street, so not only does your garage door need to be in good condition, but it needs to look nice, too. The door can complement your property’s color scheme and other exterior home decor. You can choose a style of garage door that matches the aesthetics of your home, make a statement with a bold colored door, or install a unique panel style that stands out from the rest of the house. If you’re planning to sell your house, keep in mind that potential buyers will often decide whether they’ll look inside based on their first impression of the exterior.
Homes with attached garages may have poor energy efficiency when the garage door is subpar. A garage door with worn-out parts—like weather stripping, caulking or panels—will likely have air leaks. Though these air leaks are in the garage, the structure is still attached to the main home. Therefore, air leaks in the garage can affect the temperature inside your house, which can lead to increased HVAC use in an attempt to maintain a comfortable indoor environment.
How can a new garage door increase your home’s energy efficiency? A replacement insulated door will reduce air leaks, sealing out the elements year-round. The garage space will be more comfortable, and you’ll notice a significant reduction in your overall utility use and costs.
Safety and security
An attached garage door is another entryway into your house. If your garage door is not in great shape—with loose door panels, hinges and weather stripping and old or broken windows—then your home is not as safe and secure as it should be. Take advantage of new and improved garage door features and door technology, such as motion sensing photo eyes and new door opener systems designed to keep intruders out. These new safety and security system features keep your family and home well protected, and they will also stand out to potential homebuyers.
You might not notice problems with your garage door right away, especially since you’re likely used to its quirks. When the time comes for an inspection or replacement, make sure your first call is to Action Door Service. Come to us for the highest quality custom residential garage doors in Rancho Cordova, CA!