You do well to keep the exterior of your home in proper condition. You want it to look good. But you also want it to protect you from the elements.
So, you power wash your siding. You Windex your windows. You stain your deck, if not your wooden front door.
But what about garage door repair?
You might not think about it, but garage door repair could be the most overlooked component of both appearance and security for your home.
What’s More Than a Garage Door?
Think about it. Between your two garage doors, about 1/5 of the surface area of your home rests in your garage doors alone. That has legs.
First, it means that the security of your home is directly proportionate to that of your garage door repair.
If you have shoddy structures or a flimsy security system, it’s totally possible that someone could, at any point in time, pop it open and gain access to the door leading to your home. This isn’t meant to scare you, but once they’ve reached that door – and are standing in the same room where you keep all your tools and one that’s out of sight and earshot of most of your neighbors – bad things may follow.
Even if you think you live in the finest, safest suburb in America, such reputations are often established on singular incidents.
Who cares if you’re the first or the 10,000th? Do you really want anything to happen to you or your loved ones?
As a smart man once said: if you don’t want to be a statistic, don’t set yourself up to be one.
Selling Your Home Made Simple
Sure, the housing market has begun to recover. But whether your house is already up or whether you’re mulling selling five or 10 years down the road, you should know, it’s still an uber competitive marketplace out there.
Especially for sellers.
With so many people forced to downsize after the recession, there are significantly more sellers than there are buyers. And yet, thanks to only meager improvements in some of the areas most responsible for economic growth, many people are growing out of apartments, settling into careers and looking for a house to call home.
Apply the same logic as listed above: if the first thing a prospective buyer is going to see is the outside, and if 20 percent of the surface area of your house doesn’t look too good, that’s likely to seriously compromise your ability to move your home.
Here comes the argument: you don’t think you have enough money.
Fact is, you do. Banks are increasingly willing to lend nowadays. Depending on your credit, you can get a small loan relatively easily.
What’s more, think about the nature of your investment. In essence, you’re paying a few thousand dollars in order to secure hundreds of thousands more.
Should make garage door repair a no-brainer, shouldn’t it?
For the Love of Simple
Sometimes, you just need things to work.
Maybe you work the graveyard shift at a hospital. Maybe you’re a cop, and your patrol doesn’t end until early morning.
When you’re tired, and when it’s dark out, you don’t want to have to fiddle.
And fiddling is, more likely than not, what you’re going to be doing with antiquated opening technology that you could fix with garage door repair.
Really. You don’t need the hassle. So why subject yourself to undue stress?
Not only can garage door repair help you with all the things mentioned above, but it can also make coming home from work – what should be the most relaxing moments of your day – go that much more smoothly.
Courtland Skipper of All American Garage Door Solutions offers information on Orlando garage door repair options.