A Message about COVID-19
Updated September 9th, 2020
To Our Valued Customers and Community Members,
At Quality Overhead Door, we recognize the trust you place in us as your go-to garage door service and installation experts. Which is why, in this time of uncertainty, we are listening to recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as we strive to help protect our customers and our team members from the spread of this virus.
With that said we’ve taken proactive measures for business continuity and remain fully operational at this time, so you can expect our technicians to arrive at your home or business as scheduled. Our showroom is also open with masks required to be worn by all who visit.
We have increased expectations for employee handwashing and sanitizing practices. Not only have we implemented additional sanitation measures at our office but also before and after we’re in each home. Per the CDC’s recommendation it is about reducing the risk, and we are doing our part!
One key thing to take comfort in is knowing that in almost every case all Quality needs to do to ensure the job is done seamlessly happens right in the garage. Therefore, social distancing ourselves from you and your family is just another step we are taking in our safety measure. We can even accept payment via credit card, and you don’t have to personally exchange a credit card or sign for anything, so person to person contact is not necessary. We can service your door and be on our way.
Quality Overhead Door remains committed to providing the highest quality service to our customers, as safely as possible. Thank you for putting your trust in us, and we remain focused on serving you.
Wishing you the Good Health and Safety.
Bruce and Lisa Roth
Quality Overhead Door, Inc.
What Is Garage Door R-Value?
When exploring your wide variety of garage door replacement options, you’ll come across several items to consider, including design styles, materials and also R-Value. But what exactly is an R-value, and is this feature something that could actually benefit your home and daily lifestyle?
If you avoid going out to your garage due to extreme temperature fluctuations, then you may benefit from upgrading to an insulated garage door with a high R-value. R-value helps determine the effectiveness of added garage door insulation, giving your home improved overall energy efficiency and performance.
Don’t Remodel Your Kitchen; Buy a New Garage Door!
According to a recent survey by Echo Research, 72% of American homeowners have at least one major home improvement project on their to-do-list. On average, these projects will cost about $4,000.
Of this group, more than 30 million homeowners plan to sell their homes in the coming year. So, the strategy behind home improvements is to enhance the resale value of their homes. What’s interesting, however, is that the projects that get the most attention (and cost the most money) do not necessarily return the greatest resale value.
The web-site Remodeling.HW, recently released an extensive study on the cost/value relationship of major home improvement projects. Here’s something you may not have considered: for a mid-range price home, the home improvement project returning the greatest resale value is: a NEW Replacement Entry Door. Here are the top five, mid-range home improvement projects based on the “cost-recouped” during resale:
- Entry Door Replacement: 96.6%
- Deck Addition (Wood): 87.4%
- Attic Bedroom: 84.3%
- Garage Door Replacement: 83.7%
- Minor Kitchen Remodel: 82.7%
Really, when you consider the importance of “curb appeal” to the resale value of your home, it’s not surprising that Entry Doors and Garage Doors make it into the top five. These are the aspects of your home that make an immediate, visual impact to people who may be house-hunting.
What, you might ask, is at the bottom of the list? A Sunroom Addition, at a projected cost of $73,546, only recoups 51.7% of its value.
The most expensive home improvement project is a Two-Story Addition, which recoups 71.8% of its cost.
When we look at more upscale homes, the story doesn’t change much. The home improvement project that delivers the highest return on investment is a Garage Door Replacement, at 82.9%. Indeed, the garage doors of many high-end homes are distinctive and draw attention to the home.
Clearly, replacing a garage or entry door does not have the sex appeal of a kitchen or master suite remodel. But if you are anxious to move your home, it might be worth considering projects that will add to the curb appeal of your home and deliver the greatest return on investment.