5 Things That New Garage Doors Add to Homes in the Georgetown Area
Your garage door does so much more than simply let you in and out of your home.
Today’s modern garage doors and openers can add style, security, convenience, and so much more. Today we will look at 5 problems that you may be currently having, and show you how a new garage door or opener may be the surprising answer.
1. Curb Appeal
Homebuyers across the GTA and Halton area have been tentative over the last year or so, with new mortgage policies and stress tests in place. However, all signs point to steady growth for the market over the next 12 months. More buyers will be getting off the sidelines and into the game.
If you’re looking to boost your curb appeal to sell your home, you will find that there is no faster or more effective upgrade than a new garage door. It can instantly change the look and feel of your exterior, which is why updating your garage door has one of the highest ROIs of any home improvement project.
We have been proudly serving the GTA for over 60 years and we can help you pick the perfect garage door at the right price to help you sell or flip your home.
2. More Home Security
Maybe you’ve recently moved into a new home and the security isn’t quite up to your liking. Or maybe you’ve seen a break-in on the news and it has you worried.
Trust the experts in garage door opener installation in Georgetown to make your home safer for you and your family. Today’s modern Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers can add a new level of security by sending you mobile alerts to your phone any time that someone enters, or tries to enter your garage.
This means that you can confirm that your kids got home safely after school, or you can be alerted when someone is trying to break in.
You may have also heard about homes getting broken into using garage door remotes. Thieves will look for people to leave their garage door remote in their vehicles (either locked or unlocked). This gives them complete access to your home with the push of a button.
Today’s garage door openers turn your phone into your remote, which is always by your side. You can leave the actual garage door remote inside.
3. Lower Hydro Bills
The Georgetown area gets the worst of both worlds. We get the cold and wet winters of a northern Ontario community. However, we also get the hot and humid summers that the GTA is famous for.
The temperatures over a 12-month span can routinely fall anywhere between -30 and +30. That puts a lot of pressure on our HVAC’s systems, and causes us to hold our breaths every time we open a utility bill.
Hydro bills in the GTA will not be going down any time soon. If you’re looking to save money and reduce your energy consumption, you might be looking for energy-efficient products and appliances. So, how energy-efficient is your garage door?
An insulated garage door can add more R-value and help you save a noticeable amount of money on your utility bills, even if you’re not using the garage as a workspace or living space.
If you have a bedroom or a home office sharing a wall with your garage, you might find that you can never quite get the temperature quite right in there. You may have to bring in a space heater in the winter or fan in the summer, even though the rest of the house is comfortable.
That’s because this room shares a wall with the garage, which is basically the same temperature as the outside. However, if you add an insulated garage door, you will find it easier to regulate the temperature in the garage and any adjacent rooms.
You might also be letting too much of the outside air in if the door is damaged or misaligned in any way. If your door has stopped opening or closing completely, we offer garage door opener repair in Georgetown and the surrounding area.
4. No More Missed Deliveries
Maybe you can’t get the time off of work to be home for a special delivery. Or maybe you live in an area where porch pirates are just waiting to see an Amazon box on your doorstep.
Amazon’s Key for Garage interacts with your modern garage door opener to easily let the delivery person leave your package safely inside your garage, out of the weather and safely away from thieves.
This is a happy compromise after several people found Amazon workers opening their front door and entering their home for a delivery a little bit creepy.
5. Never Wondering if You Remembered to Lock the Garage Door
Linking your garage door to a mobile app means you can lock it or unlock it with a quick tap on your phone.
That means you will no longer have that moment of panic when you’re driving out of town and suddenly realize that you forgot to lock your garage door. You can check it and lock it with a few quick taps.
This also has numerous other applications and uses, such as letting the dog walker in while you’re away at work. Or, maybe you just want to let the neighbour in so they can borrow a tool.
Ready to Talk About a New Garage Door?
Your first step should be booking an at-home consultation with one of our garage door experts. This visit is completely free, even if you don’t end up buying a door!
We also serve the rest of the Halton area as the go-to Milton residential garage doors experts as well. For the last 60 years, we have built our reputation based on trust and providing exceptional customer service. We’re proud that the Dodds name is synonymous with quality in the GTA.