Garage doors in Marietta promote security and safety, and allow homeowners to have access to their homes when they need it. That is, as long as the garage door is working properly. After a while, it becomes time to replace the garage in order to ensure that it’s working and maintaining a high level of security, safety, access. It’s important to watch for these 5 signs that it’s time to replace the garage door and have it done right away.
Signs that your garage door may need to be replaced will affect the door’s appearance. Look for chipping and peeling paint or dents and dings in the door itself. Does the look of the door match the rest of the home? Does the door look outdated and old? Homeowners that answered yes to any of these questions should to replace the garage door in order to improve the appearance of the entire home. Sometimes issues with the appearance also hint at possible mechanical problems with the garage door, so replacing it can prevent further issues.
Increasing Utility Bills
We all know how insulation helps keep utility bills from spiraling out of control, but some people forget about insulating their garages. Failing to do so allows air to escape through the walls of the garage. Not only should homeowners insulate the walls in the garage, but they should purchase an insulated garage door to reap the benefits of a comfortable home and low utility bills throughout the year.
Garage doors contain built-in safety measures to prevent people or property getting smashed by the door when it closes. For example, there is a sensor at the bottom of the garage that prevents the garage door from closing all the way if there is something in the way. Homeowners should check the safety features on a regular basis. If the door fails to respond properly, it’s important to get the door checked. If the safety features continue to fail, then it’s time to replace the door.
Repeated Maintenance Issues
There comes a time when the garage door needs repairs. Some of the most common repairs include replacing broken chains or coils, or re-calibrating the power and opener. Homeowners that find themselves needing to repair the door on a regular basis should replace the door instead.
Preparing to Sell
Potential homebuyers look for a house with lots of great features and benefits, including a new garage door. Homeowners that want to sell their home can replace the garage door in order to increase the value of the home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
Still wondering whether or not to replace your garage door? Give us a call to come out and inspect it! We can diagnose the problem to determine whether or not we can complete garage door repairs or if we need to replace the door entirely.