Maybe you have noticed that your garage door is looking a little worn down or maybe you are facing an expensive repair. How do you know whether it is time to replace your existing door or if repairing it is the best option? The team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair can offer you a few insights.
Consider the Age of Your Existing Garage Door
When properly maintained, your garage door can last you around 20+ years. But if your door is coming along in years, age may be an issue when it comes to repairs. The older your garage door gets the harder it may be to find the right parts to repair it.
As your garage door ages, it may also be more difficult to repair them. Garage doors made of wood, for example, may become warped or rotted with age and exposure to the elements. Replacing an older door may be the most cost efficient route.
Take A Look At the Overall Condition
Sometimes a good cleaning can do wonders for the look of your garage door. You may be able to update the look of your garage door by cleaning, painting, or repairing small amounts of damage. Any damage that affects the operation of the garage door is an area of concern. Other things to consider are:
- Cracked or Peeling Paint
- Damage to More than One Panel
- Sagging or Bending
If you see that your garage door overall is in bad shape you may need to replace it.
When Repairing Your Door Makes Sense
Damaging one panel on a garage door in overall good condition doesn’t mean you will need to replace your door. Often times small amounts of damage can be repaired or you can replace only the damaged panel.
Don’t put off getting your door fixed. A damaged door may be unbalanced and cause further damage to your garage door system. Continuing to operate a damaged door can lead to expensive repairs.
Updating Your Curb Appeal
Updating your curb appeal is a good way to increase the value of your home. You may be able to give your garage door a lift by simply painting the existing panels. This is an inexpensive option that can really make a difference to the look of your home.
There are many options available to update the appearance of your home. You can now obtain the look of carriage style doors in a convenient overhead door. If your home has a more modern style, you can consider roll top or skinny panel options.
Let Our Team Tell You About All The Options Available
If you have any questions about whether or not your door would benefit from repair or replacement the team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair will help you find the answer. We can help you assess the condition of your door or let you know if a repair is possible. Call us anytime!