Signs It’s Time for Garage Door Replacement

Signs It’s Time for Garage Door Replacement

Garage doors are an important part of the structure of your home for many reasons. They keep the contents of your garage safe. They also add a tremendous amount of curb appeal to your home. The signs that it’s time for garage door replacement can be obvious in some instances and not so obvious in others. Here’s what to look for. 

Sagging doors

Sagging garage doors are a fairly common problem among doors that are getting up in age. Sagging could signal a need for more support in the middle of the door, or a failure of support currently in the middle of the door. It could also signal time for garage door replacement if the door itself has become warped from an extended period of time in the open position, misaligned tracks, flimsy materials, or damaging weather.    

Doors that no longer function

It’s a sure sign that garage door replacement might be in your immediate future if your door no longer opens and closes. The average lifespan of a garage door is between 15 and 30 years. If your door is getting up in age, and won’t cooperate when it’s time to open or close, call in the pros for a checkup and potential replacement.  

Upgrade with a garage door replacement

Garage doors are a fairly inexpensive household project. And if you have some extra cash lying around that you’re looking to put into your house, a garage door upgrade could be an affordable project to explore. There are so many types of doors on the markets these days built in a variety of styles and that come in practically every color under the rainbow. A garage door upgrade could do wonders for your home’s curb appeal and dramatically impact its value.   

Sounds that signal trouble could be on the horizon

Failing garage doors also have a tendency to make a lot of noise warning a homeowner that problems are lurking. These troublesome noises can also be hard to decipher from the regular noise that the garage door makes. If you start hearing squeaking, grinding, rattling, or scraping that isn’t a sound you normally hear, it might be time to have it inspected.

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