Your garage door is a vital component of the security, accessibility, and efficiency of your household. Therefore, it is worth looking after properly. If it becomes broken or damaged, then you’ll want to get it up and running again in the most efficient and cost-effective way. This will often involve the decision of whether to get your garage door repaired or to replace the whole garage door.
When to repair your garage door
Many issues that can affect your garage door are easily repairable at reasonable prices. A garage door repair man will be able to help with the following issues:
A damaged panel – If a panel on your garage door has been damaged, whether that’s by the weather or your kids kicking a ball around, the individual panel can be repaired or replaced at a reasonable price.
Improper alignment – If you notice that your garage door is sloping or unbalanced as you open it, this can lead to more serious damage in the long run. This issue can be easily fixed by replacing the door springs and rehanging the door.
Broken garage door spring – If the door suddenly becomes more difficult to open, or won’t open at all, then it could be an issue with the door springs. Calling someone to replace your garage door springs is an affordable and safe alternative to letting them wear down even more.
When to replace your garage door
Other times, garage door repair might not be feasible, or it might simply make more sense to replace the door. Here are a few cases where you should consider garage door replacement:
Severe damage – If damage to your garage door affects several of the door’s panels, then it is usually more cost-effective to replace the entire door rather than replacing each panel individually.
Old garage doors – If your garage door is very old, it might be difficult to source the parts required to repair the garage door, especially if that particular model is no longer in production. Newer garage doors also have the benefit of being more energy efficient and child friendly than older models.
After a break in – In the unlikely case that someone breaks into your home through the garage door, the best course of action is to have the door replaced so that it does not happen again. Newer garage doors have more advanced security features to help prevent break ins.
If you need a garage door tune-up or replacement, get in touch with Carolina Garage Door for our expert services. We serve cities across North Carolina, including Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.