Signs That Your Garage Door Needs Attention or Replacement

Blue Sky Builders garage door repair replacementGarage doors tend to fall pretty low on the list of home repairs for most homeowners. However, as the largest and perhaps most used entrance to your domicile, it is essential that your garage door is safe as well as functional. Additionally, the garage door makes up a significant amount of your home’s curbside view, making its appearance a contributing factor to your home’s overall market value. The timelines for maintenance, repair, and replacement vary considerably depending on the amount of use a garage door endures, and factors such as severe weather, damage, and a variety of other elements can also affect the need for replacement. Here are a few tips to help you know when it is time to replace your door:

Broken Pieces

Splintered wood and bent metal are clear visual cues that your garage door needs attention. Occasionally, individual sections are replaceable in newer models. For obsolete models and doors with extensive damage, replacing the whole door becomes necessary to protect your home against unwanted intruders, such as insects, rodents, or even criminals. Other signs to look for include:

  • Loose, crooked, or missing panels
  • Rotten wood
  • Malfunctioning hinges
  • A door that sits unevenly with the floor

Noise Complaints

A properly functioning door should open and close reliably and quietly. If your door becomes more difficult to open or is noisier than usual when opening and closing, repair or maintenance may be in order. Noisy doors can signify:

  • Rusty rollers
  • Broken springs or cables
  • Loose hinges
  • Uneven door tension
  • Worn shaft bearings

Your Home Needs an Update

They say that everything comes back in style again. Although the vintage look has returned for many other items, the garage door is typically not one of them. Outdated garage doors not only reduce curb appeal by presenting an appearance of potential neglect, but they can also malfunction frequently and put your family and possessions at unnecessary risk. New garage doors provide an instant facelift for your home. New entries also have additional safety mechanisms which add an extra layer of protection for your family and your possessions.

How We Can Help

Knowing when to repair or replace your door is tricky. If you notice any of these signs, or if you do not know the last time maintenance was performed on your garage door, it is a good idea to have your door inspected to determine whether repair or replacement is necessary. Blue Sky Builders can design a garage door that suits your needs. We also perform installations, maintenance, repairs, and other service work for your garage door, opener, and other aspects of your garage. Contact us at 630-852-8485 to have your garage questions answered today. Many of our past projects are available to look at in our gallery.

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