Does My Garage Door Need Replacing?
Whether you use your garage door every day to park your car, or it’s used sparingly throughout the year, there may come a time when you’re faced with a dilemma: should I repair my garage door or should I replace it? Making the right choice can save you a lot of hassle, so Rollerdor are going to help you make the correct decision.
When to replace a garage door
Firstly, we need to establish that a high-quality garage door like the ones supplied by Rollerdor won’t need replacing for a long time. Unless there’s an accident or the door is deliberately damaged, your garage door will last for years on end. However, it’s important that you know when your garage door needs to be replaced, to prevent obstructions to your daily life and to pre-empt faults.
Over 10 years of service
If you regularly use your garage door, 10 years equates to countless openings and closings. Even the sturdiest of doors will suffer wear and tear, and said wear and tear will be quite significant after a decade of use. If you know you’re approaching 10 years with the same door, it might be time to start thinking about a new one. You may even notice that the door doesn’t work as fluidly as it did before – another sign it might be time for a change.
It’s experiencing long term issues
If you’ve been experiencing repeat occurrences of the same problem for a long time, then it’s time to replace your door. You may have had repairs once or twice, but the problem has returned; if this is the case, then a replacement is the best option. Continually repairing your garage door is just pushing the problem to the side, rather than eliminating it.
The door may still work, just with a little extra effort or a few unexpected creaks and pops. By continuing to use a door that has even one small issue, you may be worsening the problem and that can result in complete failure of the door itself. If that happens, you’ll need to replace the door anyway, so it can save a lot of time and hassle to get ahead of it.
It’s not secure
If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer a break-in, and the intruders have come in through the garage door, then it’s likely not as secure as it needs to be. For the safety of your home as well as your own peace of mind, replace your breached garage door with a newer, more secure model.
Your electric garage door is using too much energy
This one is self-explanatory. If you have an electric garage door and it’s taking a long time to open or close, then it’s likely using a lot more energy as it struggles to work. This is just wasting money on energy bills – while it may not be a fortune, it can certainly mount up over time. A new electric garage door will work swiftly and safely, so you’re not spending money on unnecessary energy usage.
Can it be repaired rather than replaced?
Garage doors can be repaired, but as we’ve set out in this article, replacements often prove to be more cost-effective. With a range of affordable garage doors available, there’s a high-quality product to suit every need and budget. Instead of repeatedly spending money on repairs to your garage door, consider buying a new one to enjoy total confidence in its security, efficiency and integrity.
Rollerdor are proud suppliers of the highest quality garage doors across the UK. We have a wide range of products to suit every need across our Econ (DIY), Classic, Superior and Executive lines, and each garage door is delivered swiftly and safely, with complete instructions and guides for our DIY doors and full installation for Classic, Superior and Executive products. For more information about our services, please contact us today.
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