How To Decide Whether to Repair or Replace Your Garage Door

How To Decide Whether to Repair or Replace Your Garage Door

You’ve had your garage door for as long as you can remember. But lately, you’ve noticed that this loved feature has become a little — or quite a bit — run down. It isn’t working as it should, and you’re worried about how best to help keep it functioning while retaining your home’s market value.

If you’re wondering whether to repair your garage door or whether your old door is even worth salvaging, look no further than these tips for your garage door’s repair or replacement.

When Can I Repair My Garage Door?

  • Only one part of the door needs replacing. Typically, buying one or two parts for a garage door is far cheaper than buying an entirely new system. If you’re generally happy with how your garage door looks and functions but find that one or two parts need a tune-up, purchasing and replacing the part itself is a quicker and more budget-friendly option.
  • The door stops working suddenly. Years of wear and tear don’t tend to take a toll on your garage door in one day. If you wake up to find your door not functioning correctly, the chances are high that it’s an easy issue to address. Before calling a professional, check your garage door opener and remote batteries to ensure that all batteries are working properly. If they are, contact a professional to diagnose the problem.
  • The garage door opener malfunctions. If you find an issue with your garage door opener, you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t need to purchase an entirely new garage door system to fix it. Garage door openers generally have different lifespans than the door itself. Call a professional who specializes in garage door opener systems.

When Is It Time to Replace?

  • There are multiple issues with the door. While fixing one part of your garage door is usually cheaper than completely replacing the door itself, if you continue to have problems with one or several parts of the door, it’s probably time to get a new one. Replacing the door will be cheaper in the long run than continuing to purchase new parts.
  • The door is old. Old garage doors don’t just tend to malfunction more, they’re also more unsafe than newer doors. Older garage doors are easy to break into, putting you and your family at risk. More modern doors have safety features that keep intruders out and keep your valuables locked in.
  • The door lacks safety features. Family comes first. You and your family deserve to be protected by your garage door and shouldn’t have to worry about your safety while using it. Most newer doors have child safety features that reverse the direction of a closing door if the sensor indicates there is something underneath.

Hiring A Professional to Handle Repairs and Replacements

When repairing or replacing your garage door, it’s always recommended that you contact a professional and never try to complete the repairs yourself.

At Scarboro Garage Doors Ltd., we value keeping you and your family safe through garage door repairs and replacements — serving the Scarborough, Toronto and Pickering regions. Contact us today to allow us to maintain your family’s peace of mind in all your garage door needs.

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