Your garage door is a central part of your home's exterior, but also provides a practical function as a protective barrier against the elements and potential intruders. Just like all other parts of your home's exterior, weather conditions and age can cause a significant amount of wear to your garage door and cause it to degrade. Understanding some of the major benefits associated with installing a new garage door can help you decide if doing so fits your home's needs.
One of the most important reasons why you may want to consider installing a new garage door is the boosted insulative value that comes from doing so, especially depending on the layout of your garage. Your garage is an unheated/uncooled area of your home, and shares many walls with the interior of your house. This means that heat transfer into or out of your garage can play a huge role in determining the interior temperature of your home. A new garage door will keep heat out in the summer, and in during the winter, reducing the risk of drafts and uneven interior temperatures.
Another reason to think about replacing your garage door is if you are worried about the security of your existing door. Damage or a simple lack of safety features can make your door easy for animals and even human intruders to access: a new garage door that has more capable locks and heavier weight and thicker panels will keep potential pests and burglars out of your garage and home.
An additional reason to think about replacing your current garage door is to reduce the overall amount of maintenance that you will have to perform. Newer garage doors will not have the problems and wear that your current door has, and you can even choose a material that is colored all the way through, which means that dings and scratches aren't visible and you won't have to worry about repainting the door every few years
Finally, one last thing to note about installing a new garage door is that doing so can greatly improve the curb appeal of your home and exterior design of your home. A new garage door will replace minor dings, dents and other aesthetic eyesores that can accumulate over time. This is something that you should seriously consider if you are thinking about selling your home at any time in the near future.