Should you repair the garage door you have or invest in a new one? If you’re a homeowner, chances are you’ve been wondered this at some point. It can be difficult to know which option is best. After all, with help from a garage door professional, a garage door issue – like a broken spring or damaged garage door panel – can be fixed quickly.
Other times, however, it makes better sense to purchase a new garage door. With regular maintenance, it can stay in top shape for years to come. Below are four signs that it’s time for a new garage door.
It’s no longer safe. Nothing is more important than keeping you and your family safe. If your garage door no longer fits securely to the frame, or it has older locks or no security features, we recommend replacing it. Older garage doors that fit improperly can be easy targets for thieves. And garage doors with security features like keypad locks are excellent deterrents. It’s also a good idea to invest in a garage door opener with MyQ smart technology by LiftMaster.
It keeps breaking down. If your garage door seems to constantly need repairs, it may be time for a new one. While garage door parts like springs and belts need to be replaced eventually, if several parts are worn, they could continue to break or stop working. Sometimes it’s simply better to replace the garage door than to fix an older one that requires a lot of repairs.
It’s not attractive. We know looks aren’t everything, but a great-looking garage door can add a lot of curb appeal to your home. Take a look at Clopay’s residential garage doors to get inspired. Whether you have a traditional style home or a modern home, you’re bound to find one (or a few) garage doors that would compliment your home perfectly.
You’re moving. Did you know that the average ROI for a new garage door is 97%? Before you put your home up for sale, consider investing in a replacement garage door, especially if yours is older and showing signs of wear.
Ready for a new garage door? The team at All Island is here to help.