Whether your garage door is made of steel, aluminum, or an old-fashioned wood variety, it will eventually need to be replaced. Even garage doors of the sturdiest construction will not be able to withstand constant exposure to harsh weather and the rigors of daily use forever.
If you have lived in your home for a while and have not replaced your garage door, you may be wondering how you will know when it is time to do so. Aging garage doors will give off visual signs to homeowners that indicate when they need to be replaced. Here are a few of the signs that you can look for that could indicate it’s time for a new garage door installation.
Many garage doors, particularly those made out of metal, will accumulate dents and dings overtime. While this may not seem like a big issue to some homeowners, if you find these dents and dings to be unsightly and bothersome, then it may be time to have your garage door replaced. Wooden garage doors can also be subjected to splitting and cracking over time. Should this occur, you should have your garage door replaced.
Your Garage Door is Hard to Use
Over time, excessive use can cause the components and mechanisms of your garage door to wear out. This can make opening and closing your garage door difficult and unsafe. While many of these components can be professionally replaced, if you are having repeated issues with the functionality of your garage door, it may be time for a total replacement. The technicians at Adrian Overhead Doors take pride in working with homeowners to make their garage doors last as long as possible. We’ll offer hints and tips, and schedule service calls to extend the life of your door.
A properly working garage door is important for securing your possessions and parking your vehicles. Give us a call if you’re concerned about any of these problems. We’ll do our best to repair it, and will honestly tell you when it’s time for a new garage door installation.