Reasons to invest in your garage door

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New garage doors are a big investment that can be difficult to justify, particularly when there are countless home fixes on your agenda. Deciding to take the leap to purchase a new garage door can help to reduce energy costs, provide you with a safe and secure place to store your vehicles, and can give your home a stylish updated curb appeal which translates to a return on investment in the future.

Your garage door is the largest moving object on your home, so it is important to make sure it is kept in tip top shape so that it lasts for many years! This month we will go over some of the top reasons to consider replacing your door.


Different garage door materials require various degrees of upkeep.

Steel garage doors are very popular and require little maintenance as they are lightweight and flexible. Insulated steel garage doors hold up well in a variety of weather, and provide a cost friendly, stylish option to update your home. We recommend having the doors serviced once a year to keep them in the best shape possible.

Wood garage doors are available in a variety of designs and wood types, and are very customizable. You can find doors that are made completely from wood, or there are doors that feature a mixture of steel and wood construction. Wood doors are typically best suited for mild climates as the wood can expand and warp from frequent moisture. Wood doors require a more in-depth maintenance schedule, which can include re-sealing the door to protect the finish. Wood doors are also very heavy which is harder on hardware and can be troublesome if the door is not hooked to an electric opener.

Aluminum & Glass doors can bring a contemporary look to any garage. They are available in a variety of glass and color options, and are easy to maintain. Aluminum is naturally resistant to rust and corrosion, which makes them a great long-term product. However, they are less durable than a steel constructed door, which means strong winds and hail can cause dents.

We recommend following an annual maintenance schedule on all doors - that includes adjusting spring tension and tightening and lubing the tracks and hardware.


Garage doors that are original to homes built in the 80’s and 90’s can be tough and costly to repair. A new garage door system provides you with a reliable product that is covered by various manufacturer and installation warranties – ensuring your product can handle the many up’s and down’s that life brings.


There is nothing quite as convenient as pulling your car into a climate-controlled garage and shutting it behind you, sealing out the harsh elements. Or having a place to safely store your recreational and seasonal equipment. Our Lift Master Garage Door Openers feature My-Q technology, allowing you to check status and operate your door from anywhere using your smartphone. With Amazon Key – you can get packages delivered into your garage, and watch them happen in real time with an optional 130° camera.


With all the options out there for garage doors, you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for strength. You can customize the exterior style, colors, window styles and choose an insulation type that is ideal for your space! We work closely with our customers to ensure they are getting a product that fits their style and budget.


In 2019, “Remodeling Magazine” reported that replacement garage doors were #1 for Cost vs. Value ROI – reporting a 98.3% ROI for upscale garage door replacements! If that weren’t reason enough, or perhaps your current home is your “forever home” – in that case consider the fact that a well-insulated garage door can keep your un-conditioned garage 10 to 20 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. If your garage is attached to your house, it can help you save on energy bills year round!

If you’re looking to get more information on replacement garage doors and openers, don’t hesitate to contact us today to get started!

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Rapid City Showroom
3280 W Chicago St,
Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone: 605-355-1500