Three Signs It's Time to Replace Your Garage Door


Your garage door is the first thing people see when they look at your home. It is also the first line of protection your home has against unwanted entry. It is crucial to make sure that the door is not only aesthetically appealing but also in a functional state. Most garage doors are made to give you service for a number of decades; however, when they aren't properly maintained, they end up wearing down before their time. Here are signs to help you determine whether it is time to replace your residential garage door.

Change in Garage Door Speed

The garage door is made to open and close at a given speed. Mostly, the doors open and close gradually because this protects anyone and anything which may be in the way from getting hit or damaged. There is always a possibility that the opener is the part which needs replacing when the door slows down. However, if you notice that your door is shutting faster than it should or has slowed down to a lesser speed than it used to operate with, and the door is considerably old, you should consider replacing it. 

Increase in Noise Level

Many times, especially when garage doors are still new, noise means that there is a minor component which you need to repair. However, if you keep experiencing these breakdowns and endless noise, it could be an indication of a deeper problem brewing. If your door has been running smoothly, then you notice sudden grinding, crunching, squeaking and grating noises, it could be an indication that you need to replace your door. Note that these noises sometimes indicate that the door has become difficult to control, which can be a safety hazard to young children and pets.

Need for Technology Upgrade

If you bought an older home, you have probably been using a garage door installed in the '90s. These doors lack motion sensor technology, which makes the door stop immediately the sensor notices an object in its path. New door-making technology also allows you to control the garage door with a remote and offers other additional features. 

Other reasons to replace a garage door include functionality. If you have been repairing the door for a while and feel that the state of the door is becoming a recurring cost, it would be best to replace it. The best thing is to call in garage door replacement experts to help you choose and install the best door to suit your situation. 


23 September 2019

Garage Doors: Dealing with Faulty Springs

When my garage door stopped working, I didn't have the first idea of what the problem might be. I contacted a local garage door repair service and they said they would send a contractor out to examine the door. Once the contractor had taken a look, he reported that the springs within the door mechanism were broken. He then got to work repairing the problem. Within an hour or two, my garage door was operational again. The contractor explained that he thought I had been opening the door incorrectly and placing too much strain on the springs. He gave me lots of useful tips which will help to avoid this problem in the future.