Garage doors are often the first impression one receives of a home and a huge safety risk if it is not up to scratch. In this article, we will discuss when it is time to consider a garage door replacement, the signs to watch out for, and where to find a professional that can assist you in replacing your garage door.
How Often Should You Replace a Garage Door?
It is expected to replace a garage door at least every ten to twenty years, depending on how often you use it or how well you have maintained your garage door. It also typically depends on the material that your garage door consists of. For example, a wood garage door will degrade faster than an aluminium garage door if it is not consistently treated and maintained. Other aspects that contribute to the lifespan of your garage door can include the manufacturing quality of your garage door as well as the climate in your area.
When is it Time to Replace a Garage Door?
There are a few signs to watch out for when considering whether or not it's time to skip the repairs and replace your garage door. If your garage door has all of these “symptoms” it is probably time to go garage door shopping.
Recurring Breakdowns: If you are having to call out a professional to repeatedly repair your garage door it might be time to consider a replacement. If you are calling on a garage repair professional every 6 months, it might be more cost-effective to replace your garage door than have it fixed every other day.
Noticeable Wear-and-Tear: Scrapes, bumps, and dents are bound to occur when one uses a garage door every day. However, if the damage becomes too severe it might affect the working of your garage door. A banged-up garage door isn't too easy on the eye either; thus, if you are looking to sell your property it might bring down the value of your property.
Worrying Noises: The average groan or creek that one hears as a result of a lack of oil is quite normal and nothing to worry about. However, if you are hearing a consistent grinding or scraping every time the garage door opens and closes, it might be time to seek the advice of a professional to see if it is time to replace your garage door.
Irregular Closing Speeds: When one first installs a garage door it opens and closes at a smooth and consistent speed. If you are noticing that your carriage door is almost slamming shut or is perhaps opening very slowly, it could indicate an internal fault. Internal faults will probably lead to a garage door replacement as a garage door that struggles to open or close could cause damage to your car or leave your home susceptible to burglars.
Contact Adams Doors for a Garage Door Replacement
If you are suspecting that your garage door might require a replacement, you can contact us at Adams Doors and either explain your concerns to us or have us come out to do an assessment. When it comes to garage doors, it is better to rather be safe than sorry.