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Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

Garage doors tend to lead a hard life. They’re heavy, exposed to the weather, and see a lot of daily use. Friends may park in the driveway and bump the door, or kids might play there and bang the door up over time. If you use the garage for hobbies and storage you’ve probably given the door a few hard bumps yourself over time. Eventually, you may not be happy with either the look or function of your garage door and realize the need for either repair or replacement.

Structural Damage

In some cases, structural damage can be repaired but it usually implies a heavier amount of damage that may make it more efficient to simply replace the door. It’s important to discuss your options with a professional garage door contractor to determine what options are available and which will best suit your needs.

Cosmetic Damage

Much like structural damage, cosmetic damage can vary as to the extent it has reached. Paint can be a quick repair for cosmetic damage over time, but eventually the door can just get old and ugly. At this point it’s better to replace it. Singular events that cause cosmetic damage can often be repaired, especially if the damage is contained within a single panel or area of the door.

General Function

When the general function of the door isn’t working properly, when it doesn’t raise and lower smoothly, there can be a number of reasons. This is another situation in which the advice of a professional can be worthwhile. Generally speaking, if the door is bent or warped it will be easier to replace, if a single piece of the system is out of alignment it can be repaired.

Whether to repair or replace a garage door comes down to the amount of work required to make the repair. Because of the cost and results of each, replacement is often the better option. If you're looking for a trusted company, choose Town & Country Door for all your garage door services. We will help you determine what the potential outcomes may be before making a final decision.