To Replace or Not to Replace Your Garage Door


To Replace or Not to Replace (i.e. Repair) Your Garage DoorTo replace or repair... that is the question. Believe it or not, sometimes answering this question can be difficult without asking many more questions. Looking at your garage door, does it have cosmetic issues? Have you noticed any recent functionality problems with your garage door? Are you about to sell your house and looking for ways to improve its value? Is the temperature inside your garage off the charts? The knowledgeable professionals at Discount Garage Door can assess your situation with a free inspection and will help you decide whether a door replacement is needed or just some repairs are in order.

Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door

Your decision to replace will depend in part on the age of your door. The typical life expectancy of a garage door is about 20-25 years. Old age can cause wooden doors to warp and crack, metal doors to rust and weaken, and glass windows in doors to become foggy and cracked. If the age of your garage door is apparent, it's definitely worth spending the money to have it replaced.

A new garage door can significantly increase the market value of your home. If you currently have a tired, old, outdated garage door, installing something new and modern will definitely help to impress potential buyers. The aesthetics of a new garage door, especially one that complements the exterior of your house, can significantly enhance the curb appeal of your home.

Does your garage have living spaces attached to it or is it being used as a work area? Then consider replacing the door with a new one that has superior insulation. An thermally efficient insulated garage door can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs and will quickly help to pay for itself with those energy savings.

Was your garage door damaged in any of the recent storms that have swept through our area? Or maybe your teenager forgot which pedal was the brake and which was the gas in your family car and accidentally drove into your garage door. If your door is physically damaged due to high winds, vehicle contact, or other calamities that were out of your control, then you may need to call your insurance company and look into replacing that garage door.

Reasons to Repair Your Garage Door

Normal wear and tear can produce minor cosmetic blemishes such as small scratches, dents, and rust patches. A consultation with Discount Garage Door can assess the seriousness and see whether the problem is confined to just one of the panels or a small area of the door. If so, it may be possible to repair your garage door panel with wood filler, paint and/or a strut.

When your garage door simply stops working, it can usually be repaired. Cases in which the door runs slowly or stops either on one side or straight across, replacing some parts usually makes things right. An expert from Discount Garage Door can troubleshoot the problem quickly and have the door working normally again in no time.

Always remember: safety first! When weighing the costs and benefits of replacing or repairing a garage door, keep in mind that safety is paramount. Some repairs require working on moving parts and tightly wound springs that can be dangerous. Avoid any accidents by having the door inspected as soon as possible. If there is any kind of damage, do not continue to open and close your garage until you contact Discount Garage Door to repair or replace it.