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 the elements 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 doors will give off visual signs to homeowners that will indicate when they need to be replaced. Here are a few of the signs that may indicate that you could benefit from a new garage door installation.
Sagging Garage Door?
Some wooden doors might start sagging over time, and you may even notice gaps around the edges of the door caused by this sagging. If you have noticed this, then it has surpassed its lifespan and it is time to install a new one.
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 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 more cost effective to have it replaced rather than continuing to have your failing door repaired.
Sometimes a door needs to be replaced if it’s been the victim of an accident, and replacing individual panels and parts isn’t enough to make it operate well. A qualified garage door specialist can help you determine whether your garage door is safe to use if you haven’t stopped in time or backed into it when entering or exiting.
A garage door that is in proper working condition can be vital in ensuring the ease of using your garage as well as in protecting the items stored within it. If you have noticed any of these signs, give us a call to discuss any further service maintenance, or whether it is time for a new garage door installation.