It’s no secret that replacing a garage door is an expensive investment that everyone wants to avoid. Sometimes it is necessary, and other times you can just as easily have your garage door repaired. So how do you decide when it’s time for a repair or if your garage door has completely bit the dust?
When To Repair Your Garage Door
Some damages are an easy fix and just require a technician to come out and replace a part or two. So how do you know the difference between a repair and a replacement?
1.Wear and Tear
Your garage door will begin to have wear and tear, that is just inevitable. If your garage door gets scratched up, it is likely that you can just replace one panel on your garage door rather than the entire thing. However, if your garage door gets to a point where several of the panels on it need to be replaced, it may be more cost-effective to just get a new garage door. If you start to hear creaking noises or metal rubbing together, it may be time to call a technician to come to determine if you have a repair that needs to be done or if you need a new garage door entirely.
Wear and tear are bound to happen to your garage door, but damages are more serious. If a car backs into your garage or a storm comes through and throws debris at it, it can cause serious damages. This can potentially cause your garage door to be a danger to your family. When there are multiple repairs that need to be made, it is often more cost-effective to replace your door rather than trying to repair all the different damages.
3. Operating Errors
If your garage door has stopped opening or closing properly, there are multiple things that could be causing operating issues. The Garage Door Guy Corp will come out and inspect your garage door, the springs, and equipment surrounding it, to diagnose what is causing the operating errors. Depending on the diagnosis, we can tell you if it should be completely replaced or just repaired.
When To Replace Your Garage Door
While some things just need to be repaired on a garage door, there are times that you absolutely just need to replace the entire garage door. That can sound scary and expensive to some but think of a garage door as an investment in your home. If you ever plan on selling your home, a garage door plays a major role in the curb appeal and overall value of your property. When replacing a garage door, you can take the time to have the team at Garage Door Guys Corp custom make your door to fit the design of your home.
Here are a few situations when replacing your garage door is absolutely necessary:
1. Your Garage Door No Longer Works
If you find that your garage door has stopped working for a while and you have left it without being repaired, it is likely that you will need to completely replace your garage door. The longer a garage door is left damaged, the more serious the problem will become. You always want to stay ahead of the problem by having an experienced technician come out and inspect your garage door.
2. Your Garage Door Has Severe Damage
As we mentioned above, some damage caused by storms or accidents can be repaired, however, if the damage is too severe and you notice the garage door is hanging off the tracks, or will not properly close, you may want to consider replacing your garage door. It becomes more expensive to repair multiple different panels and parts than to replace the door altogether.
3. Your Garage Door is Missing Proper Safety Features
If you have an older model garage door, it is likely that you do not have safety sensors that keep your garage door from closing on a pet or a child. While this is not damaged, it is a good reason to replace your garage door and opt for a newer model. While it can be pricey to replace your garage door, the cost of injury to a pet or child is far greater.
4. Your Garage Door Has Been Broken Into
Oftentimes, we do not want to think about the possibility of our homes being broken into. However, it does happen and it is something you need to prepare for. If you think someone has broken into your garage, it may seem like the easiest option to just choose a new security code. Unfortunately, that is not always the best option. There are many ways a garage door could be broken into if there is some sort of damage. For example, if the locking mechanism is not working properly, you will want to replace your garage door so that you can know your family and your belongings are safe.
5. Your Garage Door Is Not Aesthetically Pleasing
This may seem like an obvious one, and that is because it is. Garage Doors are often an afterthought when a home is being built. But how often do you drive past a home and ooh and ahh over a garage door? The garage door is one of the selling points on a home and upgrading yours to a newer, more aesthetically pleasing model can add value to your home.
Working With The Garage Door Guys Corp
When it comes to repairing or replacing your garage door, you want to work with someone who you can trust to get the job done properly. You never want to do repairs on a garage door on your own because that is when mistakes happen and the results can be deadly. We, at The Garage Door Guys, have years of experience and our technicians are highly trained. If you think your garage door needs to be repaired or replaced, give us a call or fill out our online form and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.