Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?
In this modern age, it can be quite frustrating when aspects of your home that you’ve invested heavily in start to deteriorate faster than expected. Even with the best materials and expert fitting for your garage door, eventually, there will come a time when you start to ask yourself whether a repair or a replacement is a better use of your money as issues begin to arise from wear and tear.
With the cost of living consistently on the rise, we thought that now would be a good time to take you through the signs that mean it’s time to take action, along with weighing up which is the best option for you: repair or replace?
How to know when your garage door needs replacing or repairing
The signs that you’ll see with your garage door, requiring you to take action, can range from the obvious (it’s hanging off the hinges) to the more subtle (the material has faded). Here are just some of the most common signs that prompt homeowners to start weighing up the “repair vs replace” argument:
- It’s outdated – perhaps you want the safety benefits of automatic sensors for your garage?
- It’s weathered – damage from the unrelenting British weather means discolouring, rusting, warping and even the odd dent has become noticeable.
- It won’t open or close smoothly – not being able to access your garage, or even having to struggle with it, should set alarm bells ringing.
- It looks wonky – if your garage door is wonky then it’s not only a safety concern, but it also ruins the look of your home. You can read more about the issue of uneven garage doors in our article.
Should I repair or replace my garage door?
Previously, the usual temptation when you encountered any problems with things in your home was to have them replaced. However, we recognise that the current economic climate makes this a lot harder — plus, many garage doors could be saved through repairs, reducing the materials required to create new ones and lowering the amount of waste produced when entire garage doors have to be thrown away.
The answer to this question should really come down to how badly damaged your garage door is. In many cases, as a local garage door repair company, we can help to repair a variety of issues; from uneven or squeaky doors to dents and scratches, there is nothing we’re more suited to than fixing garage doors. Here are the three categories of damage to think about and pair with the right course of action:
A minimal amount of damage – For minor aesthetic damage such as dents, cracks or flaking paint, you’re better off getting the door repaired. These are low-cost repairs compared to a newly installed garage door.
A moderate amount of damage – Perhaps your door isn’t functioning as well as it should; maybe because the tracks are buckled or, on an automatic door, because your sensors have been damaged. This will involve more intensive repair work, but should only mean the odd component needs adjusting or replacing, saving you a tidy sum.
Extreme amount of damage – Where your door has been severely damaged and presents both a safety and security hazard, we recommend replacing your door. However, our team is always happy to survey your door to make a more informed recommendation, presenting options for repairs where possible.
Local garage door repair company
We want to help you save on the expense of having to replace your garage door, which is why we’re offering our expert services for repairing garage doors to customers in Spalding, Horncastle, Lincoln, Skegness, Grimsby, Boston and further afield.
At Garage Door People, we’re your local garage door repair company and we love to fix garage doors to help you save money on those important home maintenance tasks. Why pay more for a replacement when you can have your garage door fixed by an experienced garage door repair company? Call us today and book an appointment with our honest, friendly team and we’ll give you a free survey and quote if you need your garage door fixing.