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
Garage doors that are not well insulated or that are low quality, can cost you a lot of money in the long run. Older garage doors are likely to let in hot air in the summer or cold air in the winter, raising the cost of your electric or gas bill.
If your garage is a 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 efficiently in your home, and in the winter the cold temps in your garage make it much harder to heat your home.
Choosing a well-insulated garage door can result in savings of several hundreds of dollars per year compared to an older, non-insulated garage door. As a result, a new garage door could pay for itself in just a few years and then be essentially making you money.
A New Door Will Save Money in Maintenance
When you invest in a new garage door, you’ll also be immediately lowering your maintenance costs. This is especially true if you have an older wood door, because these types of garage doors tend to dry out if they’re not well maintained.
A steel garage door is generally more durable, and is resistant to scuffs, and unlikely to crack regardless the weather.
Considering A New Garage Door?
Call Chad’s Garage Doors at 225-281-6346 to learn about the many options available.