When To Replace Your Garage Doors


Garage doors can last for many years. Unfortunately, however, they do sometimes wear out. And, when they do, they can become impossible to close or all too easy to open, making your vehicle and other possessions in your garage vulnerable. The good news is that there are professionals out there who can handle garage door replacements quickly and easily. The key is just knowing when to call them.

Rot and Ruin

Is your garage door rotting and weak in one or more spots? If so, you should know that a rotting garage door is an easy attractant for harmful pests, such as termites. Let it go too long, and you could end up with an infestation on your hands!

Rotting typically only affects garage doors made fully or partially of wood. It can be avoided by regular finishing and general upkeep, but once rot has set in, the only option is to replace your garage door. The good news is that you can replace it with a stronger material, such as metal, that won't rot and doesn't require nearly as much maintenance.

Parts That Keep Breaking

Are you constantly having to replace various parts and pieces of your garage door? If so, this may be a sign that your current door has just about had it. When several parts are dying, it's often cheaper to just buy a new and improved garage door than it is to keep replacing parts.

Also, if you have an older garage door, and the parts for it are hard to track down, a full and more modern replacement might be in your best interest anyway.

Dozens of Dents

Over time, even the best garage doors can take a beating. If yours is starting to show its age through multiple dents, it may be time to have it replaced. A few small dents may be easy to ignore or even to fix, but when a garage door is dented and old looking all over the place, it's probably best to get a new one.

Replacing an ugly, used-up garage door with a nice new one can increase your home's curb appeal if you're thinking of selling. Even if you're not, it can make you feel better about the way your home looks.

When you do replace your garage door, think of it as an opportunity to improve. Consider what you don't like about your current door and find a model that can address these problems. To find out about getting a new garage door, contact a company such as the Raynor Door Company.

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Troubleshooting Garage Doors

After my wife and I moved into our home, we realized that something was a little wrong with our garage door. It wasn't always super reliable, and it didn't seem to close like the ones we had used in the past. After a careful evaluation, we realized that there seemed to be a few issues with the opening mechanism and one of the panels. One of the panels was badly bent, which made it so that we had a difficult time getting the door to close properly. Because we weren't sure what to do, we contacted a professional who came out right away. It was amazing to see how much better things ran after the door was repaired. My blog discusses different ways to troubleshoot your garage, so that you don't have to deal with issues for as long we we did.

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