A car is most likely the second largest investment you’ll ever make, just behind purchasing a home. That’s why it’s important to get your oil changed regularly, to wash your car’s exterior and clean its interior regularly. That’s also why it’s so important to use a garage to protect your vehicle. Many homeowners use their garages to store holiday decorations, boxes of old keepsakes, golf clubs, second refrigerators and more. Here are the main benefits of parking your vehicles inside a garage — and why you need a fully functional garage door for your home.
- Protection — You’re probably thinking about rain, snow and ice, and a garage door does protect your car from those elements. However, also think about hail and the damage it can cause to a car. Think about bird droppings and their acidic nature that can damage paint over time. When you park a car inside a garage, you also save it from damaging UV rays that can crack its leather interior. You also won’t have to deal with condensation in the mornings before heading off to work.
- Convenience — Protection from the elements is great, but it’s also convenient to avoid the rain, snow or hail when getting into your car. When you park in a garage, there’s no rushing from your door to the vehicle, getting soaked along the way. You can calmly get into your car before backing out into the elements. This is especially true after you’ve been to the grocery store, or anytime when you must unload something from your vehicle. Rain or other inclement weather can be annoying, but a garage provides just the shelter you need to make it enjoyable.
- Security — Even when you live in the safest neighborhood, theft and other crime is a possibility. However unlikely it is, theft will certainly not happen when you park your car inside the garage.
- Appearance — Unless your vehicle works as a perfectly color-coordinated accessory for the rest of your home, parking it inside a garage will make your home’s exterior look clean, uncluttered and attractive. There’s something simple and beautiful about a well-maintained home and an empty driveway.
While it’s difficult to color-coordinate your car with your home’s exterior, you can find a garage door that complements your existing architecture. A high-functioning garage door also makes it easy for you to get your car inside and out of the elements.
At Custom Overhead Doors, we have 25 years of experience helping homeowners create the look, feel and function they want in a garage door. Our garage door repair services can fix a faulty garage door, or our residential garage door installation and replacement services can provide a beautiful new product. Contact us today, and secure the garage door that looks great and operates dependably.