When it comes to home improvement, most homeowners are looking for something they can fix easily, quickly, and that will add value to their home. What most of these homeowners don’t realize, is that investing in a new garage door meets all these criteria.Your garage door is one of the first things people see when they look at your home. It’s also the one thing allowing you in and out of your home each day and protecting your precious belongings. Unfortunately, most homeowners completely overlook their garage door.When they do finally pay attention, usually it’s because something catastrophic has happened. Don’t wait for catastrophe. Prevent it. Let’s explore the undeniable signs that you need a new garage door.
While your garage door isn’t going to open and close at the speed of light, it should move without hesitation and with some gumption. If your garage door isn’t moving like it used to, it’s time to consider investing in a new garage door opener. Has your garage door always been too slow or obnoxiously fast/aggressive? Call us today. An installation mishap is a likely culprit.
“Dad’s home!” I’m sure we have all been, or lived, in a home where a garage door opening could be heard, and sometimes even felt, from any room in the house. It becomes your home’s alert system for incoming parents, siblings, and children. That noise that you view as part of your home’s character may be potentially dangerous. Sudden sounds, such as grinding, crunching, grating, squeaking or banging, can be a warning sign that it’s time for a replacement.
First impressions are everything. It’s extremely important for homeowners to remember that styles change over time and curb appeal has the potential to add significant marketability to your home. New garage doors can make a big impact when it comes to how your home looks from the outside.Want to know what a new garage door would like on your garage? Use our DoorView app and see for yourself.
Most of us never think about the dangers of our garage door. They seem innocent and unassuming enough. What harm could possibly be done?Each year, over 30,000 people are injured in garage door related incidents. Nearly all these cases could have been prevented if necessary maintenance was conducted or they had invested in a new door.What Safety Issues Should I Be Aware Of?Broken Spring.Powerful, essential, and extremely dangerous. Garage door springs are under an extreme amount of pressure and have the potential to cause life-threatening injury. If you suspect your garage door spring may be broken, contact a technician immediately. In some cases, an entire garage door replacement may be needed, as multiple factors may be the root cause of the breaking springs. Faulty Tracks. Faulty or outdated tracks are a common culprit to a wide variety of garage door safety issues. The issues eventually become unfixable and require complete replacement. Broken Panels. While one or two panels can easily be replaced, when multiple panels are compromised, it is time for a replacement.Ultimately, all these issues leave your loved ones and belongings vulnerable to intruders and severe weather. With safety as our number one concern, if you feel your garage door is no longer safe, contact us and we will find a necessary solution.
Water & Wind
While newer garage doors likely just require new weather stripping, water leakage and drafts, in older garage doors, are typically symptoms of structural issues. If water and wind are coming through the sides and underneath your garage door, you may need to consider a replacement.
High Electric Bills
Older models of garage doors use more power, so a replacement could save you money.Whatever the reason may be, if you detect any of these issues with your garage door, it is likely time to invest in a new garage door.