Of all the things you have to keep-up with as a homeowner, your garage door is probably fairly low on your list of priorities. While this is certainly understandable, it can also be problematic, especially if you don’t realize you need a new garage door until there’s some sort of serious issue with your current one. In this short guide, you will see several key signs that you should start thinking about investing in a new garage door sooner rather than later.
Your door seems slow
Garage doors are not generally designed to open extremely quickly because they are heavy objects that could cause grievous injury. That said, you should have a good idea of the speed at which your garage door typically opens. If you’ve noticed that it seems to lack response when you press your garage door opener recently, it’s likely a sign that you should consider replacing it in the relatively near future.
You notice excessive noise
Modern garage doors typically open quietly. Again, however, you know your door and it’s usual noise level best. If you start noticing that it seems very loud or that it is making a grinding or cracking sound, you should have a professional take a look at it right away. Although you might just need to replace a specific gear or mechanism that has gone bad, there’s also a chance that you will have to put in an entirely new door.
Your door isn’t closing properly
This issue can be especially scary for parents of small children and for pet owners. When a garage door stops closing properly and either gets stuck at a certain point or simply hovers just above the ground, the potential for serious injury is very real. Little ones or small animal can easily get trapped underneath a door and, should it slam shut, sustain severe wounds. If this problem arises with your garage door, have it inspected right away and consider ordering a new door.
You aren’t happy with the door’s style
Sometimes, garage doors don’t necessarily have to have mechanical problems to require replacement. If your door is older and has an outdated appearance, you might simply want to get a new one for the sake of curb appeal. Many of today’s garage doors are extremely aesthetically pleasing, so there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find something you love that works well with the overall look of your home.
No matter why you’re thinking about purchasing a new garage door for your home, we hope you will allow us to oversee the job. Give us a call to learn more about our services and to further discuss the type of door you’re interested in ordering. We look forward to speaking with you