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Maximize Your Tax Return: Upgrade Your Garage Door's Style and Functionality

Each year, your tax return is an opportunity to invest in your future. One of the best ways to do that is through home improvements that increase the value of your home. This year is the perfect time to upgrade your garage door. There are many ways your garage door can improve your daily routine, improve your home's efficiency, and increase your curb appeal to make your home more valuable.

At Overhead Door Knoxville, we can help you choose the perfect garage door, hardware, and opening device to maximize the value of your tax return this year.

Garage Door Style Upgrade to Boost Curb Appeal

Everyone knows that curb appeal plays an important role in your home's value, and your garage door occupies a large portion of the front of your house facing the curb. A beautiful garage door can make the rest of your house appear more elegant, stately, and welcoming.

Most garage doors look like every other garage on the block, built by the same original contractors and in the same neutral style and color. But this is your chance to stand out. You can choose a patterned door, a windowed door, a new material, and a new color that perfectly compliments your home while standing out of the row. A new style for your garage door can make your home more appealing and catch the eye of future buyers should you ever choose to sell.

Insulated Garage Doors Improve Comfort and Energy Efficiency

You can also upgrade the unseen part of your garage door - the insulation. Insulated garage doors are made with two layers of durable outer material sandwiching a layer of dense temperature-blocking and noise-blocking foam. They are only slightly heavier than typical single-layer garage doors, but they are much more energy efficient.

With an insulated garage door, your garage will be cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, and much quieter. The door itself will rattle less when it raises or lowers and you will also hear less road noise if you choose to work in your garage as a workshop once it is comfortably insulated.

New Garage Door Tracks Are Smoother, Faster, and Quieter

Old garage door tracks are often slightly damaged over time and therefore don't work at optimum efficiency. It may also have been decades since your original garage door was installed, allowing for several generations of design improvement to evolve. 

Upgrading your garage door tracks is a wonderful way to improve your overall garage functionality. Your garage will glide open and close smoothly, and can move more quickly than its usual glacial speed. You may notice quieter performance and elegant rattle-free movement from the highest to the lowest positions and back again.

A Smart Garage Door Opener for a Cutting-Edge Homecoming

Of course, the real advancement in garage door technology is in the smart home system. A smart garage door connects to your phone app instead of an old clicker. You will be able to open the garage with a tap of your phone or a voice command inside the house or to your phone's built-in assistant. Some can even sense the approach of a family member's phone and will open automatically if programmed to do so.

You can also install a smart keypad for the garage door and use a phone app to assign each family member or trusted visitor an access number, change the numbers, and assign time windows in which each access number will work.

Optimize Your Home's Value with Your Tax Return This Year

Every year, your tax return is an opportunity to reinvest in your home. If your garage door is old, uninsulated, or rattling, or if the clicker has become a constant frustration, do yourself a favor. Upgrade your garage door for style and functionality while increasing the resale value of your home at the same time. Overhead Door Knoxville is here to help you choose the best door, track, and opener for your home and price range, contact us today to get started.