How to Know it’s Time to Get a New Garage Door

Is your garage door starting to get old and creaky? It can be difficult to decide when it is the right time to get a new garage door, which is why we are here to help! Here are five tips to know it’s time to get a new garage door. 


  • Age


While age is not a big enough factor alone to warrant getting a new garage door, it is a good indicator that it may be time to evaluate how your garage door performs. You may have become accustomed to shrieking springs or dented doors, but if your garage door is approaching 15 years of age, it needs a thorough examination of the factors below. 


  • Wear and Tear


Dents, cracks, and rust are all signs that your garage has likely been lovingly used and abused. While in the early stages, it is possible to repair. However, as the garage door continues to age and gets more dents and scratches, it may be best to consider getting a new garage door altogether. 


  • Operation


Garage doors, like any other appliance, are not meant to last forever. Springs get old, technology becomes obsolete, the speed slows down, and the noise gets louder. At some point, you will have to decide whether to replace each part or replace the entire unit. While it may seem logical to replace parts only as needed, one concern that needs to be kept at the forefront of your mind is safety. 


  • Safety


Beyond the capability of proper operation, we want to ensure that our garage doors are safe. Garage doors are incredibly heavy, which means that they can be extremely dangerous to your family, children, pets, friends, and neighbors if they were to fall. In addition, if they aren’t functioning correctly, they can be an easy access point for someone trying to break into your home. Therefore, if you have any safety concerns about your garage door, you will want to get it replaced immediately. 


  • Appearance


Throughout our lives, trending styles will change, and what used to be new and shiny will fade to something ugly. At some point, your garage is no longer going to look good. It may just be out of style, or it may be showing its years of use. Besides, each year brings better technology that may make your life that much easier. Either way, if you are looking to add style, value, or curb appeal to your home or business, a garage door is an excellent place to start! 

Is your garage door showing any of these signs? If the answer is yes, it is time for you to get a new garage door. Contact your local garage door installation specialist today for a consultation and get on the track to having a new garage door!