It used to be that a garage door was a garage door… meaning simply that you really didn’t have a whole lot of choices when it came to replacing it. Maybe a new color or panel design was about the extent of it. Today, things are very different and your range of choices are truly impressive.

New Garage Door OptionsEverything from new safety innovations to both protect your home from intruders and protect users from accidents, to energy efficient insulation, to the incorporation of modern technology gadgetry that is actually useful have all made buying a new garage door a process that is worth a bit more of your time and attention than you might have originally considered.

Safety Improvements

There are a number of areas where newer garage doors far outshine the old fashioned ones when it comes to safety. This involves the inside and outside of the garage, as well as directly under the door.

Modern sensors are standard on new overhead doors that will sense if there is anything in the path of the door coming down, and they will immediately stop and reverse the direction of the door. The obstruction could be anything from a bag of groceries, to the trunk of the car, to a child or pet that has crossed the path of the closing door. Regardless of what it is, it’s always a relief when it doesn’t get squashed!

Another area of significant improvement is the locking mechanisms that come on new garage doors. It has been widely reported that many home burglaries happen by the thieves gaining access quickly and easily through a vulnerability in older garage doors. While there are aftermarket repairs that can be done to help prevent this from happening, it’s nice to know that your new garage door was built with preventing this issue in the first place.

One more after-market safety precaution that Discount Garage Door Company can provide you at the time of installing a new door (or anytime, really), is a motion sensor light. This way, anytime someone approaches your garage after dark, the light will automatically turn on and illuminate the area. This definitely helps to deter would-be burglars.

Automatic Timers

SecuRemoteSometimes burglars take advantage of our busy lives and the fact that on more than one occasion, people leave home and accidentally forget to press the remote to close the garage door. What better invitation to a thief than having the biggest door to your house and possessions left wide open?

By having a new garage door with the ability to set an automatic timer to close if the door has been left open for an extended period of time, you can rest assured that you’re not spending your day at work while burglars are spending their day walking effortlessly in and out of your garage!


New garage doors work seamlessly with newer vehicles, many of which come equipped with built in remote capabilities. What this means is you’ll no longer need to have an extra piece of equipment to carry around (the garage door opener remote), worrying that the batteries may need to be changed or that someone can break into your car and steal it to gain easy access to your garage.

Another great technology advantage available today is connecting your garage door to your cell phone via a mobile app. This can allow you to control opening and closing the garage from your cell phone from anywhere in the world!

Worried you didn’t close your garage as you left for work this morning? Check it on your phone and take care of it!

Are the kids or cleaning service locked out of the house? Let them in at the press of a button from wherever you are!

First Watch Security SRG717 SecuRemote Garage Access System

Customize the Look – Add Value to Your Home

There are a multitude of designs, materials, colors and looks that you can achieve with your garage door these days. In fact, a garage door makeover and make a huge impact on the curb appeal of your home and can have a significant ROI. So whether you plan to stay in your home for a long time, or are looking to put it on the market and get the most attention and best price for it, a new garage door is definitely something to consider. And Discount Garage Door Company of Tucson is here to help you with whatever questions you may have. Give us a call today!