Replacing Your Garage Door: Enhancing Your Home's Exterior

March 18, 2011

A garage door facing the street provides a large impact to visitors and passers by. When replacing your garage door, these factors can help with selecting a garage door that works well, and enhances your home's appearance.

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  • Functionality: Malfunctioning garage doors are not only inconvenient, they can be dangerous. If your garage door isn't working properly, have it evaluated for repair or replacement.
  • Garage door openers: Many new garage doors are sold with automatic garage door openers. These systems work reliably and minimize wear and tear on your garage door and your back.
  • Your home's appearance: Installing a new garage door provides an opportunity for updating and enhancing your home's appearance. An old fashioned solid garage door can be replaced with a garage door that includes windows or panels. Garage doors are available in styles and materials suited to many architectural styles and preferences.
  • Home security: Your new garage door can be integrated as part of your home security system. Discuss your security needs with garage door dealers or home security specialists.
  • Energy efficiency: Installed as part of a comprehensive home energy efficiency program and used properly, a new garage door can help with increasing home energy efficiency.

When replacing exterior doors, don't forget your garage door. A new garage door can boost your home's exterior appearance while improving home security.

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