Young Family Looking at a Beautiful New Home with a For Sale Real Estate Sign in Front.
Posted by: admin on February 17, 2015
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, the GTA’s housing market has been booming for several years. And with even more people expected to head to the area for work, family or lifestyle reasons, all signs point to more activity in the years ahead; not less.

If you’re planning on changing addresses, chances are you’ve started house hunting either online or in-person. And while you’re surely looking at things like amenities, square footage, neighbourhood and other key aspects, there’s one commonly overlooked factors that you definitely want to check out before you make an offer, not after: the garage door. Here are the 5 reasons why:


  1. Garage doors are a major appliance, which means that if something unexpectedly goes wrong then you can expect to pay a fairly sizable repair or replacement bill. Make sure that you have the garage door inspected so that if any work needs to be done, it doesn’t catch you (or your budget!) by surprise


  1. Garage doors are vital for making your next home energy efficient, both in the summer when your air conditioner is working hard, and in the winter when it’s your furnace’s time to shine. A poorly or non-insulated garage door, or an improperly installed garage door, will drive up your cooling and heating costs.


  1. Burglars take the path of least resistance, and as such they target homes with insecure garage doors. Make sure you either choose a home that has a secure garage door, or factor this into your cost-of-ownership and make it your top priority the moment you take ownership, but before you move in.


  1. Garage door opening systems can be costly to repair, plus they can put your family’s safety and security at risk. Make sure you look beyond the garage door itself and inspect all of the mechanisms, chains, springs, rollers, bearings, hinges and so on. As noted above, if you detect that repairs are needed, then you want to factor this into your offer or expected cost-of-ownership.


  1. Garage doors are an important part of your potential new home’s overall value and sales appeal. This factor may seem unimportant right now, since you’re looking to buy rather than sell. However, even if you don’t expect to change addresses again for years or even decades, it pays to think about this now. For example, ask yourself: “If I unexpectedly needed to sell this house, is the garage door going to add value and curb appeal?”


Have Garage Door Questions? Call Us!


If you’ve found what could be your dream home except for one aspect — the garage door — then we’re here to help! We’ll introduce you to a world of exciting possibilities, including materials, options, colours and styles that you’ve probably never dreamed of. And really, what could be a nicer way to truly put a personal stamp on your new home than by replacing the garage door?


Give us a call today, and we’ll be pleased to answer your questions, and provide you with the answers and advice you need.

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