Clutter doesn’t only increase stress, but it has a negative impact on your diet. Keeping your items organized and protected in a well-maintained garage door is vital.
Are you wondering if it’s time for a garage door repair or replacement? We can help! Read on to see when it’s time to replace your garage door and keep your items organized for good.
Wear and Tear
When you’re looking for service areas for your garage door, you’ll know it’s time when you notice wear and tear. Wear and tear will also diminish the natural beauty of your home as well.
If you notice that multiple panels are starting to fade or rust, then it’s time for modern garage doors. Check for panels that need replacements as well.
For wood models, look for cracking and warping. Think about how old your garage door is as well. Garage doors that are about 16 years old normally need a replacement.
If your garage door worked yesterday but stopped operating then you can easily fix it. If it hasn’t been operational in a while, then it’s a sign that you might need a replacement. Just make sure that it’s not the garage door opener with the problem.
Repair vs Replacement
If you decide to repair your garage then keep in mind that you’ll want it to be successful to avoid other issues. If it has any errors then that can lead to it needing more replacements or repairs.
As far as problems that you can fix instead of replacing, one reason is when the door stops working. First, take a look at the batteries in your garage door opener. If you know that the batteries are fine then you’ll want to give a professional a call who can diagnose the problem and figure out a solution.
If only a single panel is damaged then you can usually repair it instead of needing a garage door replacement. This is a cost-effective solution and many manufacturers will supply you with an individual panel.
Determine the cost of repairing vs replacing the garage door. If it costs more to repair than replace it, then replacement might be the more viable option.
Think about the age of the door as well to help you determine the right course of action. For older garage doors, even if it’s only minor damage, you’ll want to consider replacing them.
Factor in the amount of damage as well. For minor situations then a quick repair will suffice.
Determining When It’s Time for a Replacement or Garage Door Repair
Now that you’ve explored this guide, you should have a better idea of when to have a replacement or garage door repair. Take your time determining the damage and cost to decide what the best course of action will be.
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- About the Author
Abigail Bassey is an interior design and lifestyle enthusiast & blogger with over 5+ years of experience in writing and editing. She takes pleasure in helping people achieve their dream homes.