Garage Door Replacement or Repair04/12/2014 Back To Blog
Eventually, there will come a time when garage door replacement will be a must but we will still wonder whether we can avoid the extra expense with some repairs. Well, replacing the door panel cannot be postponed forever, especially if it's old and partially ruined. Though, you need to consider whether the problems are repairable or not. You also have to calculate the cost of keeping an old door and the cost of getting a new one. How often does the existing panel need maintenance? Is it worth the trouble and money spent?
Check the strengths of your garage door
It is vital to remember that your overhead door is supposed to inspire you with some sort of confidence about the security of your house and your own safety. If it is too damaged and hardly moves, it won't serve you a thing! In fact, the more it is damaged, the more service it will need! Those things go hand in hand and, in such cases, you will keep spending money on garage door repairs without enjoying convenience, insulation, safety and security. Well, you might as well abandon the use of the garage door altogether because it will mostly be a hazard than a convenience and a protective wall.
If problems are not as tragic and you are under the impression that the door can serve you for a while longer, make sure it meets your requirements at least to the minimum. It's a completely different case dealing with some cracks and superficial problems with the material or fixable issues with the aluminum frame than with serious damages. If the door is warped, rotten and could be vulnerable under the minimum attempt for force entry or strong winds, you should seriously consider garage door panel replacement.
Some things cannot be fixed, at least not well! Some things could be fixed but they will cost you more than if you keep your money in order to buy a new panel in a couple of months. If your door still works fine and is durable despite its old age, just make sure it is maintained properly and regularly. The secret of your safety and home security is to keep strong garage doors, so make sure they are.