When considering a new garage door, some people do so with renovations in mind, while others are looking to improve security. What most don’t realize is that a new garage door could help them save money, too.
Poor Quality Doors Can Lead to an Increase in Energy Bills
Doors that are low quality or not insulated, can cost you in the long run. Older doors are likely to let in hot air in the summer or cold air in the winter. If your garage is an entirely separate structure that doesn’t share even a single wall with your home, then a new garage door may not have a big impact on your utilities. However, any wall that separates the interior of your home from your garage will conduct heat both ways. This means that in the summer the hot air in your garage makes it more difficult for your AC to work in your home, and in the winter the cold temps in your garage make it harder to heat your home.
Choosing a well-insulated garage door can result in savings of $200 or more per year compared to an older, non-insulated garage door. As a result, the door could pay for itself in just a few years and be essentially making you money from that point on.
A New Door Will Save Money in Maintenance Costs
When you invest in a new garage door, you’ll also be lowering your maintenance costs. This is especially true if you have an older wood door, as they tend to dry out and crack if they’re not maintained.
A steel garage door is generally more durable, resistant to scuffs, and unlikely to crack in any weather. For those that prefer a wood door, innovative products can be added to keep it in top shape for many years.
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