Garage doors are an important part of your home, but they can also be greatly misunderstood. So, we’re going to debunk some of the most common myths we hear about garage doors.
Garage doors last forever
Garage doors are often seen as one of those investments that you can just forget about. If you move into a new house, checking whether the garage door needs replacing is generally not one of the things at the top of the to do list. While garage doors do have a fairly long shelf life, anywhere between 10 – 30 years depending on how much you use it and how well it is maintained, they unfortunately won’t last forever.
They don’t need maintenance
Continuing the theme of simply forgetting about your garage do10-30 yearsor and assuming that it’s fine, people often forget that their garage door needs maintaining like anything else in their house. The components of the garage door and its opener will experience wear and tear every time you open and close the door, so periodical maintenance is recommended. You should have a garage door check-up once a year.
They’re all noisy
Many people assume that garage doors are noisy and there’s nothing you can do about it. While they will make some noise, excessive noise can often be sign of something wrong with the mechanism or other components. Don’t just shrug noise off as normal for a garage door; get it checked out!
You don’t need a professional to fix a garage door
When something does go wrong with a garage door, many homeowners succumb to the temptation of trying to fix it themselves in order to save money. However, garage door repair and maintenance can be dangerous when it’s done by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. This can lead to potential hazards and even more money spent down the line if further problems arise. Read more about the dangers of DIY garage door projects.
Garage doors are all the same
You might be drawn to the cheapest garage door available because you think they’re all the same, but you actually have a wide range of options when it comes to choosing a garage door. Different colors, styles, materials, and a variety of extras to make your garage door more efficient, functional, and secure than your standard garage door.
If you need help choosing a garage door or are in need of garage door maintenance, then contact us at Carolina Garage Door for services in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville and surrounding areas.