It’s a tried and true concept. Your garage door permits you convenient home access when you pull into the driveway and securely protects your family and possessions throughout the day and night as you go about your routine. Plus, it keeps your home looking good.
Until it doesn’t.
Through all the raising and lowering over the years, door parts wear and issues arise. To maintain convenience, security and curb appeal, your garage door may need replaced.
So, how do you know when to replace your old garage door?
Typically, if your garage entry is 15 years old or older, the time to begin a search for a new one is now. Further signs – other than age – your garage door may need replaced:
More specifically, consider three main concerns which indicate garage door replacement:
Does your garage door operate smoothly with minimal noise or issues? Daily use of this important home entry point wears springs, panels, cables and more. Plus, the weather pounding your door with the heat of the sun’s rays, cold of snow or wet of rain adds to the wear and tear.
Basketballs, bikes and skating boarding kids ding and scratch doors. And, shall we mention the spouse who bumped the door or frame when pulling into or out of the garage? Rust or rot result leaving a not so attractive entry. Smooth, proper function can be hindered depending on the extent of the damage.
Does your garage door protect your home and your family from security and safety risks? A garage door which opens or stops when it should saves time and lives. On the other hand, when safety components no longer function, your family and visitors are physically at risk. Updated safety mechanisms protect fingers, bodies, and even lives of those working, hanging or playing around your garage.
Also, security issues arise due to door materials, support systems and operating mechanisms. A point of vulnerability, older garage door components make your home easier to access by intruders, introducing another type of risk.
Dings and other wear and tear reduce curb appeal. Outdated garage door styles do the same. Plus, the variety of modern materials and garage door designs available may leave your currently trusty door looking shabby. In sum, a fresh new garage door offers joy in the return home through convenient function, modern curb appeal, and personal safety and security.
If you are still uncertain as to the need for a garage door replacement, a repair and replacement specialist helps you make the call. At Sevan Locks & Doors, we’re happy to help with garage door replacement. On one hand, a minor repair may solve your problems. However, the cost or extent of some repairs make replacement the wiser choice. Give us a call and we can help assess your situation and help you make the right decision for you and your home.