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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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4 Reasons You Should Upgrade To An Electric Garage Door

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If you drive through an average Australian suburb, you'll quickly realise it's hard to spot a manual garage door. Why does everyone suddenly have electric garage doors? Should you install one? The benefits of getting an electric garage door far outweigh the benefits of keeping it manual. So, what are these benefits?


Electric garage doors are renowned for their security. With no external openings, such as a keyhole, it would be very hard for a burglar to enter your house through an electric roller door. Also, you won't forget to lock an electric garage door, as they lock automatically after closing. Even if the power goes out, the door will remain locked. However, you'll still be able to open your electric garage door without power to get out, if you wish. Why would you risk your valuables and your safety, when getting an electric roller door is so easy?


With an electric garage door, you'll no longer have to leave your car to open the biggest door on your property. Instead, simply press a button and the door will open or close. Also, electric roller doors are relatively cheap, and can be made using an existing roller door, if you'd prefer not to get a complete replacement. The installation is also simple, and with some kits, people can even install an electric motor onto an existing roller door by themselves.

Property Value

Electric roller doors are now very main-stream, and more popular than ever. If your property doesn't have one installed, people are sure to notice, especially if deciding whether to buy your house. Not having an electric garage door can decrease your property's potential value significantly, likely by more than the cost of installing one.


Some may claim that opening a manual garage door is good exercise, which it may be, but this exercise likely won't come without skeletal wear and muscle strain. This physical damage would generally far outweigh the benefits you'd receive from the exercise.  Also, as you age, lifting and closing your garage door will not only become harder, but more physically straining.

With all of these reasons, why wouldn't you want to go through the simple process of converting to an electric garage door? Installation of electric garage doors is now cheaper than ever, with benefits making it well worth the cost. The reasons not to upgrade are generally far more insignificant than that which should be taken into account. Anyway, who wants to lift a garage door open in the 21st century?