Whether you’ve just moved into to an older home, or the last time you went to open the garage, you noticed that the garage door isn’t looking so good, you’re probably wondering whether you should repair your garage door or if it makes more sense to replace it entirely. Since a garage door isn’t a cheap investment, it’s understandable for homeowners to want to keep theirs for as long as possible, but as with most other important components of a home, a garage door can’t last forever.
If your garage door is functioning properly, that is, moving up and down smoothly and without jerking or shaking, but it has cosmetic issues, then it could make more sense to repair it, rather than replace it. For example, if you have a large dent in one of the panels, but the rest of the panels are in good condition, then it makes more sense to repair only the dented panel. Additionally, if your garage door’s weather stripping tattered or missing altogether, a new strip can easily be attached to the door by a garage door repair contractor.
If your garage door is unpredictable and moves up and down sporadically or in a jerking motion, it’s possible that there’s a problem with the motor or the tracking is out of line. If this is the case, the door can usually be repaired. However, if this is happening because the door itself is the problem, then it’s probably more cost effective to replace it rather than repair it. Similarly, if you have a number of panels that are dented, rusty, or punctured, then you should have the entire door replaced, as it will cost you a lot more to repair each individual problem.
A garage door can be very dangerous if it’s not functioning properly, so if your garage door problems lean more toward the mechanical end than the cosmetic, you should make a call to Town & Country Door as soon as possible to ensure that you and your family are free from harm. Our honest and reliable garage door experts know when it’s best to replace a door, or if it makes more sense to repair it, so you can trust that we’ll never try to push you into spending more money than you need to. If you’re experiencing any type of problem with your garage door, contact us today for a free quote!