When unexpected problems arise, homeowners are often unprepared for the financial obligation and put off fixing the problem for as long as possible. They might craft a temporary solution, or simply cover up the problem and try to forget about it until their bank balance rises high enough to fix it. While there are certainly some problems that don’t require immediate attention, a broken garage door is something that needs to be fixed as quickly as possible. In addition to the difficulty it may cause getting in and out of the garage, and the safety hazard that a broken garage door poses, there are 3 especially significant reasons why you should immediately repair or replace your garage door as soon as something goes wrong.
Keep unwanted critters outside
Whether your garage door has been punctured by a fallen tree, ran into by a car, or there are parts that have corroded into holes, critters like mice, rats, raccoons, squirrels, opossums, frogs, snakes, and other unwanted creatures can easily get into your garage and cause a big mess, or, at the very least, a creepy situation for you and your family. Once they find an entry point, it can be difficult to find unwanted critters, much less get them out of your garage and back into the wild.
Keep moisture and water from seeping in
A flooded garage can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to both the structure and the possessions inside. You don’t need to live in a low lying area for water to infiltrate your garage, as it can find its way in, no matter where you live. Quickly fixing a problem like a hole in the metal or gaps in the weather stripping can save you lots of money and hours of cleanup time.
Keep criminals out
Whether you use your garage purely for storage, or you’re the kind of person who spends a lot of time tinkering with tools and machines, it’s highly likely that there are many items of value in your garage. When your garage door is damaged and cannot effectively protect what’s inside, you dramatically increase your chances for theft.
There are countless reasons why it’s important to quickly fix a garage door, but these three are the most common motivators for homeowners. If your garage door needs repair, or it’s time to purchase a new one, contact Town & Country Door today for a free quote.