There are many reasons why your home may need a new garage door. Maybe the exterior has become shabby due to harsh weather, or your door isn’t working as well due to mechanical failure, damage from an accident or a broken spring. It could also be that it’s just an old style and you want to update the look yet still match the architectural style of your home.

If you’re researching the answer to the question posed in the title of this article, you’ve already entertained the notion that your home may need a new garage door. It may not surprise you to hear that a garage door company believes a new door will increase your home’s value but let me count the ways that a new garage door offers one of the largest returns on investment of any home improvement project.

Improved Energy Efficiency

Most new doors are made from better materials than the doors of a generation ago. If your garage is attached to your house, you can get a door with added insulation that will be much more energy efficient and keep your HVAC system from working so hard on those cold winter (or hot summer) nights.


Older garage doors don’t always lock as securely, which can make it easier for an intruder to gain access to your home. Newer garage doors come with the latest technology, which can deter break-ins or prevent someone from duplicating your garage door opener’s frequency.


Today’s garage doors come with special safety features to prevent the door from closing on a person or an object. When the photo eye sensor is blocked by a child or the child’s bicycle, the automatic reverse system will keep the door from closing until the object is safely out of the way.

Curb Appeal

On many homes with a street-facing garage door, the door may account for one-third to one-half of the front exterior of a home. A new garage door is a fast way to not only upgrade the look of your home but send a message to your neighbors that you care about the condition and appearance of your home. Modern door styles can match any architectural style or color.

Increased Home Value

A new garage door may return as much as 85 percent of the cost of installation when you go to sell your home. Curb appeal is always a huge selling point, and a new door can greatly raise your home’s visual impact. Couple that with improved energy efficiency, safety and security, and you have a home that will attract potential buyers.

At Gerald Giel Garage Doors, we understand how much a new garage door can affect the value of your home. If you’ve been thinking about having a new door installed, we can meet with you, give you a free estimate, and help you choose an appealing style that will increase your home’s value. We have most doors in stock, so you won’t need to wait long to upgrade your home’s look.