Your garage door was a sound investment into your home, and you’re looking to keep it that way. However, if you’ve found that you’re running into some issues with it, you may be wondering what your next steps should be.
Deciding whether to repair or replace your garage door can be tricky when you’re not a professional yourself.
It goes without saying that if the cost to repair your door outweighs the cost of a new one, it may be better to replace it. If you don’t fit into that category, here are a few factors to keep in mind.
How Bad Is The Damage?
One of the reasons you may be looking to replace or repair your garage door is because it’s suffered some damage. If the damage falls into the cosmetic column, such as a chipped door or broken handle, then you should schedule a repair.
Some homeowners begin to panic when their garage door suddenly stops working. If your garage door is fairly new, this may be good news. The problem is most likely isolated, and won’t be difficult to fix.
Another common issue that arises is that the garage door begins to feel heavier than normal. Your garage door is equipped with springs that work to help lift the door day in and day out. These springs help the lift motor to lift the garage door and also work as a backup plan in case you lose power in your home.
If you sense that your garage door has become significantly heavier, this may mean that the springs have started to wear out. They are no longer able to bear the weight they did at the time of installation. While a weakened spring isn’t going to cause your door to collapse, it shouldn’t be ignored. On the bright side, a spring replacement is quick and easy.
When to Replace Your Garage Door
Structural damage is one of the biggest reasons to consider replacing your garage door. Damage to a single panel can be panel can easily be repaired, but damage to several panels shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you’ve accidentally backed your car into your door, or it was affected by a natural disaster, replacement is the best option.
Another reason to replace your garage door is if your current one is old, and you have young children. Older garage doors aren’t fitted with child safety features and can put your little ones at risk. Newer garage doors can detect when a person is crossing through the door and surrounding area, and force it to stop immediately. These doors can also tell if they have come into contact with an object while closing and will open again.
Contact The Doorman Service For Your Garage Door Needs
If you’re looking for a new garage door, don’t hesitate to contact The Doorman Service. We’re dedicated to providing our customers with professional garage door service. With over 40 years of service under our belt, we aim to leave every customer feeling satisfied.