March 12, 2016

What Your Garage Door Tells Your Neighbors

Although we are told not to judge a book by its cover, we do. What we wear and how we carry ourselves send clear messages to the rest of the world. Our homes are often reflections of ourselves, and how we decorate them sends a message about who we are to those around us, like our neighbors.

Most people rarely pay attention to their own garage doors, often overlooking the important signals it’s sending. Garage doors, like windows, are aesthetic as well as functional, and they can affect everything from the curb appeal of the house, to the interior of your garage, as well as the security of your home, and the safety of your loved ones.

House with a garage door

If your garage door is shabby and rusted through, not only will that have a negative impact on the interior of the garage and your home, but it’s an eyesore. If it looks like you don’t care about your home, then that will have a negative impact on how your neighbors view you and your home.

Although it’s far easier to notice and take care of other parts of the house, like your windows or front door, so many people overlook their garage doors that it’s becoming a problem. The garage door will be the first thing many visitors see of your house in detail, and first impressions matter. Older doors sag and rust, and by the time any issues with the door that you know of have gone from minor annoyance to “must be fixed,” the has been steadily degrading for several months or even years, and your neighbors have had a front row seat to it.

Ultimately, wear and tear is an unavoidable fact of life. No matter how well you maintain your doors, they will eventually wear out. The springs will give way under the pressure, the metal will rust, the electronics will burn out. Don’t let your doors degrade to the point where you must replace them. Be aware of any issues they may be facing, and be prepared to replace them when you need to.

Need an Upgrade?

Replacing your garage door is a great way to enhance the front of your house on a limited budget.

Garaga doors are the industry standard for style, durability, insulation and energy efficiency.

You can start by building your dream door or by finding a Garaga dealer in your area.

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