When it comes to increasing the value of your home in these days of rapidly falling house prices, the term ‘you get what you pay for’ couldn’t be more relevant. After all, alterations to buildings cannot be quick-fixes; to increase the value of a property, changes have to be made to last. With regards to purchasing a new garage door, to increase the value of your home, it is therefore sensible to totally avoid the end of the market dedicated to super-budget roller garage doors.
The rise of exceptionally cheap automatic garage doors is no surprise to anybody who knows the industry. Garage doors –automatic garage doors especially – are renowned for adding a considerable sum to the value of a house, for a moderate investment. A moderate investment, however, is something not everybody is keen to have to make in this day and age. This surge in interest in automatic garage doors, combined with people’s desire to get something for nothing during the recession, has therefore resulted in the rise of the budget automatic garage door. However, just like everything from food to televisions – in order to sell a product at such a vastly reduced price, money needs to be saved somewhere else. In the case of food, electronics and household goods, for example, lots of money can be saved from packaging, advertising and branding. In the case of garage doors, however, this ‘somewhere else’ can only be in the quality of the garage door and opening mechanisms themselves.
To this extent, a budget garage door will offer exactly what any sensible person would suspect; a cheap fix that will cause more problems, offer less security and need to be replaced far sooner than a garage door of higher quality. To really save money and add value to your house, buy a decent quality garage door.