When Should You Replace a Garage Door?
Types of damage
When the door’s structural integrity is compromised, replacing it might be worth looking into. A rusted or warped door won’t work as well as it used to. It also won’t protect your garage from intruders or keep out the elements.
Replacement is more than warranted in cases where the door doesn’t open and close as it should. If the door closes and opens only sometimes, never opens, makes a horrible screeching sound, or gets stuck often, you probably need a new one. Still, have a professional inspect it to rule out simple problems like new springs or a new battery.
Garage door repair
Common garage door issues with easy solutions
Door discoloration and damage to or denting of a single panel are among the common issues with easy fixes. If your door is discolored but exhibits no other signs of damage, the solution could be as simple as washing it and removing peeling paint.
Then, you can apply a primer and a new coat of paint in your color of choice. The door will look and feel brand new.
Damage to a single panel
There is no reason to worry if only one panel is damaged. Garage doors have several panels, and replacing damaged ones is generally a simple fix. Don’t ignore panel damage even if just one panel is affected – the costs in the future can pile up.
As with damage, a single dented panel costs little to fix and doesn’t require replacing the whole door. Still, it’s advisable to repair denting as soon as possible to prevent any damage to the rest of the door and its system and to make sure the door looks good.
Garage door replacement
Quality garage doors can last for a few decades. With time, they begin to show signs of aging, like rotting wood. Replacing the door becomes unavoidable sometimes. This section shares some signs that it could be time to replace your garage door.
Contact the experts at Allied Door
The experienced technicians at Allied Door can help you figure out if your garage door needs replacing or only repairing. We can inspect your door to help you with the final decision – call us today to ask for a quote or more information.