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The Top Four Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Garage Door

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How old is your home or business’ garage door? If the answer is “over 20 years old,” you might be missing out on a great opportunity to enhance the look of your home, increase your property value, and more! With more door styles, safety and security features, and functionality than ever before, there’s never been a better time to invest in a new garage door.

With nearly 30 years of experience in installing, repairing, and finding the perfect overhead doors for home owners and business owners, we’re here to share our top four reasons why you should consider investing in a new garage door.

  1. For Safety Purposes: For the majority of home owners and business owners, garages serve a critical role in keeping our valuables safe, secure, and away from adverse weather conditions, as well as thieves. However, in looking at older garage doors, not only do they often lack critical features to help you keep you safe when in operation, they also provide ample room for tampering. Working in tandem with a modern operation system, a new garage door can ensure your valuables are safe and secure whether you’re at home or thousands of miles away.

With modern advancements in technology, many garage door systems can be safely opened, closed, and locked with the tap of a finger on your phone. For this reason alone, we strongly recommend looking into new garage door and operating system solutions for your home or business. 

  1. Improving Your Home’s Property Value: We often like to tease the fact that garage doors are the largest moving object on a home – and with great size comes a notable impact on your home’s curb appeal. If you’ve ever driven around your community, it’s easy to tell which homes have new garage doors versus those with outdated doors of days past.


On average, installing new a garage door can increase your home’s property value up to 4%! If you’re looking to increase the property value of your home, or are considering putting your home on the market, a new garage door could be the perfect way to seal the deal with prospective buyers, while also giving you the edge to increase your asking price.

  1. Better Climate Control: Dissatisfied with your home’s ability to retain heat in the winter, or cold air in the summer, but can’t quite find the culprit of your woes? Consider checking out your garage door for answers. Whether it’s faulty sealing around your door or a lack of insulation in your door, your old garage door could be what’s standing in the way of your comfort 365 days a year.

Fortunately for you, the vast majority of modern garage doors offer sublime insulation options to keep your home warm and cool throughout the year. If you want to learn more about the power of having an insulated garage door, you should check out this great guide from our friends and vendor partners at Clopay!

  1. Improving the Visual Aesthetic of Your Home or Business: While the kitchen is often referred to as the heart of a home, we like to think of garage doors as the heart of your exterior façade. Sure, new siding, roofing, gutters, and more can change up the visual aesthetic of your home or business, but a new garage door is an investment that is sure to seal the deal. With an abounding assortment of styles ranging from contemporary to rustic in an unending variety of color options, you can custom-fit your new garage door to precisely fit your desired style aesthetic.

Why blend in with a boring garage door when you can stand out with a breathtaking door? Whether you’re looking to completely redo your property’s exterior or are looking for a cost-effective means to make small changes packing a big punch, a new garage door is a recipe for success.


Finding the right door to fit your unique needs and aesthetic is like searching for the perfect family pet – it takes time, research, and patience. At South Dakota Overhead Doors, we’re here to keep you on track by offering superior service from the moment you start browsing garage door options available to ordering you dream door, delivering, and installing it once it arrives. Give us a call today at 605-355-1500 for more insight on the power of a garage door, or, stop by our showroom at 3280 West Chicago St. in Rapid City, SD to check out the latest and greatest doors from trusted vendors like Clopay and C.H.I.

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