If you’re thinking that you might need to replace your garage door in the next few years, it’s worth thinking about whether to do it sooner rather than later. It’s always a good idea to weigh up the price of a new garage door against the costs of not replacing it. A garage door that’s seen better days might cost you more in the long run for a number of reasons.
Your car may be insured, but if it’s stolen because thieves found it easy to break into your garage, you’ll have all the bother of reporting it, doing all the paperwork, hiring a car in the meantime, tracking down and test driving a new car, paying the excess, losing your no-claims bonus, and probably spending hundreds or even thousands of pounds for a similar model if your stolen car was undervalued. If this is the case, it could work out a lot cheaper to replace your garage door with a new and secure one now.
If your garage is attached to your house, especially if it affords access to your home, a secure garage door will also help keep your home and family safe from intruders. How much is that kind of peace of mind worth?
Another advantage of a secure garage door is that you may get cheaper home insurance as a result. If you’re still weighing up whether to get a new garage door, check with your insurer to see if this is the case and, if so, how much you can save.
By investing in an insulated aluminium roller door, you’ll be helping to keep energy costs down, especially if your garage is attached to your house. A new door will be better fitting, preventing warm air from escaping and cold draughts and rain from getting in, providing better insulation to the rest of your home. It also means that if you want to do any work in the garage in the winter months, you won’t waste a lot of energy keeping yourself warm.
Added kerb appeal
There’s no doubt that a new garage door will be more attractive than an old one. You’ll not only be improving the appearance of your property as a whole, you’ll also be increasing its value. So if you’re planning on putting your house on the market at some point in the near future, a new garage door could well get you a higher asking price, as well as making it more likely that you’ll get a quick sale.
We stock high-quality garage doors in a range of colours and styles, and we are official stockists for Aluroll, Cardale, Garador, Hormann and Wessex Doors. Visit our Cheshunt showroom to see the ranges available and get in touch to discuss your needs with one of our experts.