Have you thought about the chance that your garage door may need replacing or repairs soon? Here are some of the issues that often cause homeowners to replace their entire garage door and, as much as possible, avoid it.
Your garage door is seriously damaged
At some point, repairing parts of a damaged door costs more than replacing the whole. This is increasingly the case as the cost of manufacturing garage doors has dropped.
Like so many things in life, spare parts are in many cases not as useful as a complete replacement. This is especially true if your door has been damaged by bad weather. Remember that it’s best to fix the damage as soon as possible as a damaged door will also become unbalanced, causing further problems with the tracking mechanism and motor.
Your door is worn out
Remember the real value of a garage door is the appeal of the curb. Those looking for their dream home will look at the details, and one of the most striking and eye-catching details is the garage door.
While a new coat of paint can significantly improve the look of your garage door, the design of the door has been making a loud statement since garages were first installed in homes. Newer doors not only correspond to current fashion trends but are also of a better size for today’s cars.
With a new, modern door, you can immediately increase the value of your home. In addition, newer doors are equipped with improved security features that help improve the protection of your home and loved ones.
While it’s easy to break into homes with older doors break, whether by interrupting the elevator mechanism or even using a remote control of the universal garage door, new doors are fitted with many redundant safety features that deter even the most intelligent burglar.
You’ve recently suffered a burglary
Unfortunately, the security of newer doors is sometimes hacked by thieves. The burglar probably discovered the PIN code for manually opening the door. Perhaps they discovered how to switch off the engine off and unlock the door by hand. In any case, it is worrying when someone enters your home uninvited.
While you can certainly restore all of the security features on your garage door, it is often advisable to replace the entire door if a burglar has actually gained access to your home in this way. A new security code may be enough, but you don’t know how the thief found out the old code. If the engine is off, there may be a design flaw in the door itself.
Installing a new door is the best way to ensure that the thief does not return or another thief does not take advantage of the same unknown security weakness. Doing so again gives you access to the robust security features installed and implemented in the latest garage doors on the market.
There are no child safety features in your door
Increased child safety features are one of the most important innovations in garage doors over the years. When a child or pet crosses the threshold while the door closes, sensors can detect and prompt them to stop immediately.
In addition, doors can also detect when something is pushed from the door, causing it to stop before suffering a brutal bruise. Remember that garage door injuries are more serious and more common than we would imagine. One of the easiest ways to ensure that your door has the latest child safety features is to install a new door. Your family is certainly worth the investment.
While many of these functions can be retrofitted to older doors, others are not economical afterwards.