What can a new garage door do for your home’s value? According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value report, replacing a garage door ranks as one of the top five home improvement projects that generate the highest return on investment at resale.

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Homeowners often recoup more than 90 percent of their investment in a new garage door. It sounds simple, but far too often, the buying process can turn into a nightmare. So we’ve put together a guide that breaks up the steps often involved with purchasing both commercial and residential garage doors.

Where do you start?

It’s fairly common for homeowners to be shocked when they first step into a dealer’s showroom. Garage doors can be made from different materials and serve a variety of purposes. That’s where a quality garage door company comes into play. Even if you have no idea what you want or where to start with the buying process, it’s on the professionals to ask the right questions and ensure that a homeowners gets what they want.

Factors to consider

Take some time to think about your most recent home projects. Maybe you had a bathroom or basement remodeled, for example. Hopefully these spaces aren’t just functional, but also visually appealing. Garage doors should be no different. You’ll likely have the option to choose from insulated doors (which can boost your home’s overall energy efficiency), doors with windows, as well as doors with different styles and colors.

Keep in mind that your home should be your guide when it comes to a garage door. Ultimately, the design should complement your home’s architecture, the shape and size of windows and entry doors, plus other exterior details.

Can your garage door protect against hurricanes?

Did you know that a breach in the garage door during a hurricane can cause a buildup of internal pressure, which may result in a blowout of the roof and supporting walls? It’s why the state of Florida maintains strict wind-load reinforcement requirements. So if you just recently moved to the Sunshine State, remember that garage doors must be able to withstand winds ranging from 100 to 150 miles per hour.

Select Garage Doors Online with Hurricane Garage Doors

Our team of experts understands the importance of an attractive, fully functional garage door. For more than 15 years, Hurricane Garage Doors has serviced Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Coral Springs, Margate, Tamarac, and Coconut Creek. When you schedule your free consultation with us, we immediately start working with you to find the best option for your home.   

If your current garage door isn’t working the way it should or not working at all, we’re more than happy to come take a look and find a solution. Garage door systems can often be a pain to try and fix on your own, which is where our experienced, dedicated team can help.

From garage door sales to services and repair, no other company in South Florida comes close to Hurricane Garage Doors. Contact us today for your free consultation.