Why A Cheap Garage Door Won’t Offer Much Value
We all want the best deal, even when it comes to getting a new garage door. But, using the lowest price to choose a new garage door as the only way to determine the best deal can backfire. This doesn’t mean you can’t get a good garage door at low prices. In fact, most of the great garage door brands we represent here at Whitby Garage Doors offer good, low-priced, entry-level doors.
The Lifetime Value of a New Garage Door
Homeowners looking for the absolute lowest price on a new garage door often don’t look at one crucial factor of the total cost. Sure, if they spend less on the door, they save money on the initial cost.
But what about the costs incurred later on. Garage doors have a number of costs associated with them. In many cases, a better quality garage door will mean those later costs can be lower. In other words, the lifetime value, or overall cost of ownership, of a better quality garage door can be lower than for a lower quality door.
Here are just a few ways that can happen:
1. The Energy Efficiency of Your Home
Many lower-priced doors don’t have insulation. If your garage is attached to your home, poor garage insulation can affect the energy efficiency of the entire house. So that lower-priced door can cost you more in heating and air conditioning costs for the entire time you own the door.
2. A Dirtier, Noisier garage
An insulated door doesn’t just keep out heat and cold. It’s better at preventing pollution, debris and even noise from getting into the garage. With many garages serving as storage spaces, it means anything you keep in your garage will be dirtier and more difficult to clean. And, with more people using their garages for working or living space, quieter is better.
3. Greater Durability
One more thing that insulation does beyond insulating is it helps support the structure of the door. That added stability, coupled with better materials and construction of a higher-quality door, means it will be more likely to last longer than a less expensive door. So you won’t have to spend money on another new door as soon.