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When to Replace Your Old Garage Door

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.

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. More signs – other than age – that your garage door may need replaced:

  • Unusual or unpleasant noises during operation
  • Failing or missing safety features
  • Sporadic or failed function
  • Frequent maintenance required
  • Reduced heating and cooling efficiency
  • No longer fits your design aesthetic or curb appeal
  • Transforming garage function calls for a change

More specifically, consider three main concerns which indicate garage door replacement:

Wear and Tear

Does your garage door operate smoothly with minimal noise or issues? Daily use of this important home entry point wears out 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 into the door or frame when pulling into or out of the garage? Rust or rot results in leaving a not so attractive entry. Smooth, proper function can be hindered depending on the extent of the damage. Regular inspections and maintenance can help extend the life of your garage door. It is imperative to have it serviced regularly to ensure it is functioning correctly. Replacing worn parts can help your garage door last for years.

Safety Risk

Does your garage door protect your home and your family from security and safety risks? A garage door that opens or stops when it should save 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 the fingers, bodies, and even the lives of those working, hanging out or playing in 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. Installing a new garage door with the latest security features can help protect your home. Modern garage doors use higher quality materials and stronger locking systems, making them more difficult to break into. Additionally, modern garage doors often have smart features that can be used to detect suspicious activity.

Lack of Curb Appeal

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. Investing in a new garage door is a cost effective way to improve the look and security of your home. It can also add value to your property. Furthermore, a new garage door can save you money on energy costs.

Energy Efficiency 

Another important reason to consider replacing your old garage door is its energy efficiency. Over time, older garage doors may lose their insulation properties, leading to reduced heating and cooling efficiency. By replacing your garage door with a newer well-insulated model, you can improve the energy efficiency of your home and potentially save on heating and cooling costs. 

Benefits of A Professional Garage Door Replacement 

Opting for a professional garage door replacement offers numerous benefits that cannot be ignored. Our professional technician possess the necessary expertise and experience to assess the extent of wear and tear, addressing issues such as worn out springs, panels, cables, and more. Their knowledge ensures that all safety components are in proper working order, minimizing the risk of accidents or injuries to your family and visitors.  

Call Now for Your Garage Door Replacement

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.

Areas We Serve

We are proud to provide our locksmith and security services to these areas of Washington: Ballard, Bellevue, Burien, Capitol Hill, Edmonds, Everett, Federal Way, Fremont, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Magnolia, Maple Leaf, Marysville, Millcreek, Mountlake Terrace, Northgate, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seattle, Tacoma, Tukwila, Wallingford, White Center and Woodinville.

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For any and all locksmith and security problems, give us a call today. We at Sevan look forward to helping you quickly resolve your issues through courteous and knowledgeable service using high-quality, durable products. Why? Because your security, convenience and satisfaction are our highest priority.

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