You probably don't give very much thought to your garage door as long as it opens and closes smoothly like it should. Besides the obvious reason for replacing a garage door -- it doesn't work correctly -- there are a few other instances when doing so is a smart idea. 

1. Improve curb appeal

Having a new garage door installed can improve the way your entire home is perceived by everyone who drives or walks by -- including your neighbors and potential home buyers. 

2. Increase your home's value

If you are thinking of selling your home soon, replacing the garage door is one way to increase your home's value. A brand new garage door presents a clean and finished look to your home. 

3. Reduce maintenance

Today's garage doors are virtually maintenance free. If you are selling your home, this is a definite benefit that will appeal to the new homeowners. Even if you aren't thinking of selling soon, having a new garage door means that you spend less time maintaining it and more time enjoying your home and family. 

4. Improve utility costs

Do you use your garage to store temperature sensitive items? Are you utilizing it as work space? Does it have a living space built above it? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you could save a great deal of money on your utility costs by having an insulated garage door installed. Aim for one that has at least an R-16 insulation rating. 

5. Increase security

An old garage door often catches the eye of criminals who seek out weakened entry points of those homes they hope to enter illegally. Make it apparent that your home is not an easy target by having a new garage door installed.

6. Improve storage options

A new garage door makes your home and garage more secure. This increases your ability to store more valuable items with the peace of mind that they will not be stolen or damaged. 

Ready to have that new garage door installed? If you live in the Chanhassen area of Minnesota, you don't have to look far for a high quality garage door installation company. Door Power Sales & Service is a family owned and operated business that has been providing excellent services since 1967. Contact them today for a free estimate!