We all appreciate getting the most life out of items around our home, but there comes a time when things need to be replaced. Your garage door may still look okay and function well, but it is important to know the signs of when the door needs to be upgraded. Consider the following:
Frequent Maintenance Calls
Yearly maintenance is common, but if you find yourself calling the service techs more often, it may be time to replace. The time and money spent on these calls, plus labor and parts can add up quickly. Not to mention a faulty door could pose harm to your family and the contents of your garage. Investing in a new door is a wise investment.
What’s That Noise?
Some creaks and groans are typical over time, however, if you notice excessive straining, grinding or crackling, this is clear sign that the door may be deteriorating. Instead of potential costly repairs, replacement should be considered.
Dents and Dings
If your door has taken one too many baseball hits, bicycle crashes or occasional bump by your own vehicle, the overall look and function of the door may suffer. Replacement may be wise to ensure a pleasing appearance and not take away from your home’s value.
No Longer Energy Efficient
More modern doors are designed with energy efficiency in mind. An older door may not have insulated panels or the joint seals & weather stripping may be inefficient. Attached
garages that are not regulating temperatures could be affecting the comfort of your home. You may even see a change in your utility bill.
Lack of Security Features
Newer models of garage doors have a higher level of security components. Construction methods, materials used and new features all combine to give you a sturdy door that will deter possible thieves. Pair a newer door with an opener that has smart features will allow you more control and remote monitoring while you are away from home.
One small flaw does not always mean replacement. But, if you have more than a few of the issues mentioned above, consider replacement not only for proper function, but also for safety and security reasons. Our staff is ready to help you choose a door that meets all your home’s needs.