Garage doors play a large role in your home’s first impression. But they are an even larger part in your home’s security and can pose a momentous safety risk if not up to par. If you’ve found yourself pondering over whether your garage door needs repairing or replacing, look no further. In this article we will discuss urgent signs you need to repair or replace your garage door, and where to find a professional who can assist you.
How Often Should A Garage Door Be Replaced?
Most homeowners can expect to replace their garage door every 10 to 20 years. But as all things, the amount of time between will depend on how used, well maintained, and exposed to the elements the garage door is. The material will also be a contributing factor in your garage door’s longevity. For example, a wood garage door will degrade faster than an aluminum garage door if it is not consistently treated and maintained.
Signs Your Garage Door Needs To Be Replaced
There are a couple 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 the below “symptoms” then you should prepare yourself to go garage door shopping:
- Recurring Breakdowns: Aside from regular maintenance, garage doors shouldn’t need much in the form of “repairs,” If you find yourself repeatedly calling in a professional for fixing issues, it’s likely time to consider a replacement. On top of the reduced stress, it’s also more cost effective than repairing your garage door every 6 months.
- 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 could affect the effectiveness of your garage door. A banged-up garage door isn’t too easy on the eye either.
- 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, you should consider replacing your garage door.
- Irregular Closing Speeds: Garage doors are meant to close at a smooth and consistent speed. Especially when they are newly installed. But if you find your garage door suddenly opening or closing slowly, or your carriage door has begun slamming shut, there could be internal faults at play. These faults will always lead to needing a new garage door, and it’s best to get it replaced before an accident occurs.
Contact Us For A Garage Door Replacement Today!
Think you’re ready for a new garage door or simply have some questions and concerns? Don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).