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How Do You Know If You Need Garage Door Replacement?

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Repair or Replace?

Having problems with your garage door can be very frustrating. It can also be worrisome if you don’t know if your garage door simply needs a few repairs or if the whole thing needs to be replaced. The easiest way to determine this is to let our local expert garage door repairmen come to your home and inspect your garage door. We’ll be able to determine exactly what your garage door needs. But, there are a few tricks for figuring out if your garage door needs to be replaced or repaired.

Signs You Need Garage Door Repair

Often, your garage door only needs a few repairs when something’s wrong. Here are some of the most common issues.

Damaged Springs

A typical issue with garage door repairs is replacing damaged garage door springs. This usually happens over time when the springs begin to wear out. Often this is a simple fix and can be fixed quickly. While these springs are crucial to the integrity of the garage door, they are easily replaced and should not result in needing the whole door replaced.

Opening/Closing Issues

This seems like a major issue, but it usually only results in needing a garage door opener repair. This is rarely the fault of the actual garage door; the blame usually lies with the garage door opener. 

Minor Damages

There are a lot of other minor issues that could result in needing repair over garage door replacement. This includes things like:

  • Minor cosmetic damage
  • Broken garage door cables
  • Broken garage door panels

And many more things! Basically, anything minor that doesn’t affect the structural integrity will probably just need to be repaired.

When do You Need Garage Door Replacement?

So, how do you figure out if your garage door needs to be replaced versus simply repaired? Here are a few common signs.

Extreme Damage

If your garage door has experienced a lot of damage, whether from a storm or an accident, you might need to replace it. This type of damage is more than just a cosmetic feature, it affects the internal structure of your garage door. Rust and bent frames can typically cause this problem. This can also affect the insulation, letting in a lot of outside air. For safety and monetary reasons, it’s critical to replace your garage door when it has a lot of damage.

Old Garage Door

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If it’s been a long time since your garage door has been serviced or your garage door is getting on in years — say 15-20 years old — then it’s probably time to replace your garage door. As the garage doors age, more and more problems will keep arising. This can also affect the safety of your garage door as parts start to fail. When your garage door starts to get very old, it’s time for a garage door replacement.

Curb Appeal

Maybe your garage door is working fine, but you need a new look. We have a lot of designs and styles to choose from to make your home look perfect! A new, stylish garage door can greatly affect your curb appeal and the value of your home. You’ll appreciate not having to look at an old-fashioned garage door anymore!

New Garage Door Installation

If you, and one of our technicians, determine that you need your garage door replaced, then it’s time to consider what your new garage door will be. We have a wide variety of new garage doors to choose from that will make your home look stunning. Whatever style you’re looking for, we can help you get it installed!

Contact Us for Garage Door Repair and Replacement Near You!

Whether you need a garage door repair or garage door replacement, The Garage Door Company is here to help! We can determine exactly what your garage door needs and help you get a fully functioning overhead door. Call us today!

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