Whilst some automatic doors for garages can be pricier than their manual equivalents, there are many situations in which they're worth the investment. Here are two situations in which you should get an automatic garage door.
You're living in the property you plan to reside in throughout your twilight years
If you're currently living in the property you intend to stay in throughout your twilight years, then getting an automatic door for your garage would be a sensible decision. The reason for this is that as you get older and your mobility and strength levels decline, you may find that you need help with an increasingly large number of everyday tasks. If this is something you're concerned about and you want to set up your property in such a way that you can use many of its features independently for as long as possible, then you'd probably find having an automatic garage door very helpful.
Manually-operated garage doors can often be too cumbersome for physically weak elderly people to use. As such, if your garage has a manual door you might find that as you age, you become less inclined to put anything of importance inside it, due to you not being able to get into its interior without the assistance of someone stronger and more mobile than you. Conversely, if you get an automatic door whose movements you can control with a lightweight remote, you can continue to utilise this property feature, even if you become quite physically weak, without having to rely on other people to help you.
You'd like to sell the property soon
Getting an automatic door for your garage could also be a wise move if you'd like to sell the property soon. The reason for this is that an automatic door might make your garage more appealing to property buyers, as when compared to a manual door, an automatic one offers a higher level of convenience (as it allows people to drive into the garage without having to get out of their vehicles to unlock it) and security (as this type of door closes and locks automatically when the remote is used to shut it, whereas, with a manual door, there's a chance that someone might not swing the door firmly enough when closing it and thus accidentally leave it ajar).
If a buyer is choosing between your property, and another property that's priced similarly to yours and has similar features, but the latter has a manual garage door, your garage's automatic door could give you the edge and potentially result in you receiving an offer from that buyer.