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The High Cost of an Old Garage Door

What’s the harm in having an old garage door? It’s still functioning, and it doesn’t look terrible. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Ft. Worth, TX wants you to know the potential costs of an old garage door. Check out the problems that you may getting ready to face if your door is getting old.

Inconvenience

In the beginning, an old garage door can simply cause inconvenience. Warped tracks can create a lot of noise during operation. Faulty sensors can cause the door to stop midway and reverse. Older openers can become less reliable. You may find yourself having to push the button over and over.

Also, newer technology for garage door openers can interfere with openers from before 1993. So if your neighbor has a newer opener, there may be signal interference causing your garage door to open when they open theirs. These are not dangerous issues, but can certainly be annoying.

Environmental damage

An old garage door can also lead to damage to your stored items inside. Bad seals can allow rainwater and runoff to seep in. This in turn leads to water damage. Water can damage your stored items, the garage floor, and even the walls.

A buildup of rust on an old garage door will lead to poor operation of your garage door. If left unchecked, this can end in the possible failure of the door itself. Now we’re beginning to get into the serious costs.

Security

The older a garage door is, the more susceptible it is to break-ins. As door materials deteriorate, they get brittle and easier to break. The bad seals we mentioned earlier and the resulting rust and warping can prevent your door from aligning properly. This means that the tight fit into the frame is gone, allowing easier access for crowbars and the like.

As garage doors age, dings and dents can accumulate, preventing proper operation of the various parts. One such part is the lock. If they lock itself has become worn, you may find yourself not using it on a regular basis. Similarly, if the slide latches for the lock have become bent or impeded by other damage, you may have given up trying to lock your overhead garage door. This presents a great risk in your home’s security.

Risk of damage or injury

torsion spring

The torsion springs on a garage door are subject to a tremendous amount of tension. They have to counterbalance the entire weight of the door, which can weigh up to 300 pounds. This means that a failure of one or more of the torsion springs can be catastrophic.

At best, it could fail, dropping the door and doing damage to the door itself. It could also drop the door while your vehicle is under it, either entering or exiting. Even worse yet, it could drop the door on a person, resulting in injury or death. It’s also possible that the spring itself could cause damage or injury as it flies off its mount.

In the same way, the door’s cables pose a risk as they age. Through rust or general wear and tear, these cable could potentially fail. If they do, the results would be exactly the same as above.

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Ft. Worth, Texas values your safety and security above all else. If your garage door has reached the end of it’s 10-12 year life cycle, give us a call. Our professional customer service representatives will answer any questions you have about choosing your next garage door. Our trained installation technicians will expertly install your new door.

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positive reviews

They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

positive reviews

We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

positive reviews

My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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