Roughly 120 million homes in the US are single-family spaces. Many of those spaces are sporting a classic, curb-facing garage door.
If you’re like most people living in a single-family residence, chances are, you’ve run into some trouble with your garage door in the past. A bad sensor, a broken vanity window, your door controls not working… The list goes on.
While some garage door issues can be remedied with repair, others require garage door replacement. Where you fall on that spectrum depends on your particular problem.
Below, our team shares a handful of the most tell-tale signs that your door is due for a full-on replacement.
- Your Door Is Moving Slow
You click the button on your door control and you wait for ages for it to roll up or come down. If that’s the routine you’ve gotten into with your garage door, you may be due for a replacement.
Slow garage doors could be the symptom of several problems, many of which are too expensive to fix. By tearing out your door and throwing in a new one, you’ll fix your problem fast and not have to worry about more problems rearing their head.
- You’re Getting Killed by Repairs
Speaking of more problems rearing their head we can’t tell you how many people we’ve seen have a look at affordable, quality, garage door repairs, and invest in them only to have another portion of their door break a couple of months later.
No matter how good your repairs are if your garage door is having wholesale problems, replacing it is your best bet.
The last thing you want is to end up spending more money maintaining your door than you would have if you had bought one new.
- You’re Over Its Design
Sometimes we’re desperate to give our houses a facelift. Since your garage door is likely front-facing, replacing it might be a necessity as part of your renovations.
If you don’t mind your garage door’s overall look and it’s working fine, perhaps repainting it will give you the visual “oomph” you’re looking for.
- It’s Loud
A loud garage door is one that’s suffering. What’s worse is that you needing to listen to it clank and moan every time it opens is likely causing you (or at very least your neighbors) to suffer as well.
Much like a slow garage door, a loud door could be suffering from a litany of problems, many of which are hard to diagnose and/or expensive to fix. Our recommendation is to swap your door out and to enjoy a new door’s peaceful operation, today!
- Your Springs Have Undergone More Than 10,000 Cycles
For those of you that have garage doors using springs, those springs are only rated to open and shut roughly 10,000 times. After that, they’ll likely be overworked which can cause operational and safety issues.
Sure, you could just replace your door springs. If your springs are more than 10,000 cycles old though, chances are, the rest of your door is dated as well and it could be time for a full upgrade
A New Garage Door Could Mean a New Perception of Your Home Life
Having a garage door that looks great and functions well can make you feel worlds better about your home as a whole. So, if you’re struggling with garage door issues on the regular, stop putting off getting them managed and talk to a door dealer near you.
You’ll be glad you did!
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