There are many benefits to installing a new, energy-efficient garage door. Unfortunately, tax credits are not one of them. Because garage doors are not currently ENERGY STAR certified products, they are currently no tax credits available for upgrading to an energy-efficient garage door like there are for ENERGY STAR certified windows, skylights, and doors.
Other Reasons to Install a New Garage Door
A new garage door can lower your energy bills.
However, this doesnt mean that a new garage door wont save you money on your energy bills! In fact, an insulated garage door can reduce energy loss through your garage by up to 71 percent. An insulated garage door will also prevent your garage and your car from becoming uncomfortably warm during the hot summer months as well. And finally, some insulated doors also offer the benefit of soundproofing. You can finally start that garage band!
When shopping for
an insulated garage door, make sure to look for one with a high R-valuewhich is a standardized thermal efficiency measurement. A higher R-value will result in higher energy efficiency, potentially saving you up to hundreds of dollars a year on your energy bill. Most of the garage doors on the market right now have an R-value of somewhere between six and 18.
Want to learn more? Check out our blog post on which garage doors have the highest energy efficiency.
A new garage door offers a high return on investment (ROI).
With an average national job cost of $1,496 to $2,720, garage door replacement ranked as one of the lowest cost home improvement projects in 2012, beating out window replacement, bathroom remodeling, and roofing replacement.
In addition to ranking as one of the lowest cost home improvement projects, garage door replacement also ranked as having one of the highest ROIs, with a national average resale value of $1,132 for midrange projects (75.7 percent cost recouped) and $2,046 for upscale projects (75.2 percent cost recouped).
A new garage door can drastically improve your homes curb appeal.
Garage doors generally make up 30 to 50 percent of the front of your home, so upgrading your garage door can greatly improve your homes curb appeal. Whether youre looking to make a bold statement with a red accent garage door with decorative hardware or want your garage door to blend in seamlessly down to the color and window shape, garage doors are an often overlooked style element of your homes exterior!
Need a New Garage Door in Columbus, Ohio?
If youre ready to upgrade to a new garage door and you live in the Columbus, Ohio area, contact us today or check out one of our garage door showrooms! If youd prefer, we will come to your home at no cost or obligations, for an in-home garage door consultation and estimate. We can explain all the options and show you how everything works!