If you’re a homeowner that wants to maintain the quality value of your home, you’ll want to maintain a properly functioning garage door. However, even if you’re a homeowner who stays on top of routine maintenance, problems can come up. One of these problems is having to replace a garage door. But, how does a homeowner know when they need to invest in garage door replacement rather than simple garage door repair? In this article, we discuss the situations which homeowners should consider a garage door replacement.
Sometimes, replacement can be avoided with garage door repair. Some of these situations include:
Damage to Garage Door Panels: The number one reason garage door panels may be damaged is due to backing up into the garage door with a vehicle. While you may think it’s something that won’t happen to you, it’s a very common occurrence. Once garage door panels warp and bend, there’s not much you can do to repair them. However, you may only need to replace specific panels if the entire garage door isn’t affected. Remember, never try to open or close a garage door that has damaged panels as this can bring about further issues. And, break other parts of the garage door which will require more repair and replacing.
A Garage Door that Isn’t Functioning: If your garage door won’t open or close, it may be a sign that it needs replacement or repair. In most situations, you will be able to determine why your garage door isn’t closing. It could be due to a loss of power from the source, something in the way of the sensor, or even dead remote batteries. But, if you’ve looked into all of these issues and your garage door still won’t work, you may need professional help. A professional can better locate the cause of your garage door issues and determine why it may not be going up or down. And let you know if repair is something you can get repaired or if you’ll need to replace your garage door entirely.
A Heavy Door: If you feel that your garage door has gotten heavier with time, it may be time for a replacement. When you manually open or close your garage door and you notice extra weight, this may be due to rusting or broken springs. Fortunately, if this is the case, a spring replacement job will do the trick. However, since broken springs can be a dangerous situation, it’s always best to contact garage door professionals to have this looked at.
When garage door repair isn’t enough to rectify an issue, garage door replacement may be the only option. Some of these situations may include:
Old Age: Nothing lasts forever, even garage doors. If your garage door is over 20 years old, it’s probably time for a replacement. However, if you’ve been keeping up with garage door maintenance, your old door may still be good to go. Having a professional come check it out can help to determine if you need to only replace a few parts or if you’ll need to replace the entire door.
Traumatic Damage: Damage to more than one garage door panel, garage door tracks, and other instances of severe damage may require a complete door replacement.
Sagging Door: If you notice that your garage door has sagged over time, this may be due to warping tracks. This will require a garage door replacement.
Old Technology: Many homeowners like updating their garage door to keep with new technology. While older garage doors may require manual effort, new technology allows for advanced features which can increase security and make functionality effortless.
If you need either repair or replacement for your home garage door, we are “At Your Service”! We can come to check out the issues you’re having with your garage door system and provide the best solution for you. With years of experience, we understand all garage door issues and how to repair them. And, can offer you options for repair. If we can’t repair your garage door, we also offer garage door options from top-rated manufacturers. So, you can choose between a number of beautiful, functional options that fit both your needs and style.