Maybe you already subscribe to the school of spending to save.
Or, in other words, investing.
That’s what you’re doing when you repair your garage doors. Sure, it makes your house look better, and certainly helps keep the right people in and the wrong people out. But maybe more than anything else, the nominal one-time cost of garage door repair could mean significant savings over time.
Save Money on Utilities
Think about it: your garage door(s) probably represent about 1/5 of the surface area of your house.
That means, that at a given time, nearly 20 percent of the energy in your home could be at risk of simply escaping.
Of course, you have a door between your home and garage. But believe it or not, having a poorly sealed garage door can actually create a vacuum.
This sucks out warm air during the winter and cool air during the summer, and spills it into the streets like sewage. Considering how wasteful that is, it might as well be.
It’s hard to say how much money this can cost people in a given month. Different people have different energy usage. They also have different garage doors, of different sizes and qualities – both important measures of how much air can go in or out.
But it stands to reason that a significant amount of your energy bill, all year round, could be greatly influenced by whether or not you have a properly sealed garage door.
If not, what are you going to do about it?
Save Money on Surprises
Of course, a shoddy garage door isn’t only likely to cost you money on a monthly basis. It could also come in sudden financial shocks.
What happens if during inclement weather – rough enough to toss around an iffy garage door like yours, anyway – strong gusts of wind tear your garage doors right off?
It doesn’t take a CPA to tally all the theoretical costs that might follow.
You stand to lose money to damages to your cars, not only from the weather, but from parts of your garage doors flying and crashing into them.
You stand to lose money from all of your possessions, seeing as your garage and even the interior of your home could become subject to flooding.
And those only speak of what can be replaced.
What about all of the memories, the high school yearbooks, youth sports trophies and everything else that can’t be replaced?
That, of course, has a tangible value, too.
How About Making Money?
More likely than not, you’re going to move out of your home before your time is up. Very few people nowadays spend their entire lives in their homes, and while you’re certainly exceptional in a number of other ways, this is probably not the exception.
So at some point, you’re going to have to sell your home.
That might not be so easy for you.
Nowadays, buyers are almost everywhere. The economy is just good enough for young people to come into jobs, and one of the first things they’re doing is going out and buying homes. But it’s not good enough for many current homeowners to be able to afford their homes, forcing them to put them up for sale, nor is it good enough for many of the homes that are already up for sale to get bought.
So, in this uber buyer-friendly market, you want to do everything you can to give yourself a fighting chance.
Why not make garage door repair your gateway to it?
About the Author
Courtland Skipper of All American Garage Door Solutions offers information on Orlando garage door repair options.