Garage Doors in West Central Florida: What You Need to Know

Did you know that adding or replacing your garage door is one of the lowest cost—but highest return on investment—projects you can do to add resale value to your home? According to Remodeling Magazine, you can, on average, recoup 66% of costs on a garage door addition here in the Tampa Bay area while recovering nearly 80% of costs on a garage door replacement. West Central Florida beats the national average for both, and today we want to talk about two trends we see in our region that can greater enhance the resale value garage doors bring to your home.

    • Safety remains an important concern when thinking about your garage door. First, garage doors cannot be the weak link on our home’s exterior that allows gusty winds and inclement weather to penetrate. Here in our area, insulating your doors can help with this while remaining low-maintenance yet stylish. Also, safety sensors, like those provided by the Protector System® from LiftMaster®, are critical in preventing garage door injuries. In our country, there are still around 20,000 reported garage door-related injuries per year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Better technology can help.
    • While not a new issue, the security of your home is always a key concern. We often feel like closing the garage door is enough because the remote might be in your car (or now programmed to your car, too). Just like you lock the front door of your home, garage door security is essential, and new trends like Posi-Lock™ from LiftMaster®—where the opener electronically prevents forced openings—can help keep burglars out.

We at Banko are seeing some of these trends and others help garage doors maintain strong resale value by keeping your home safe and secure. It’s important to remember, though, that every neighborhood, every home is unique. An individual assessment of needs is always a wise choice when installing or considering replacement garage doors.

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