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Should You Repair or Replace Your Garage Door?


Is your garage door looking past its prime? Or is it not opening and closing as well as it once did? If so, you may be wondering if you need to repair or replace the broken garage door. If you’re unsure whether to repair or replace, we’re here to help. 



When to Replace


There are several instances where it would be better and more cost-effective to replace your garage door. The lifespan of older garage doors is usually 20+ years; however, this can be less if your garage door is frequently exposed to harsh elements and weather conditions. The life span may also be less if you have a wooden garage door, and it has been overly exposed to dampness and has begun to rot. 


Good looking garage doors also add kerb appeal to houses, so if yours is looking dated and past its best, it may be time to think about getting a smart new one. We have a wide range of modern and stylish garage doors available in a range of different finishes to tie in with the look of your home and give the perfect finishing touch. We also have automated garage doors if you’re looking to embrace technology and make opening and closing the garage door as easy as possible. 


You may also want to replace your garage door if it’s older and doesn’t offer modern safety features. If your garage door is an older automatic door, you’ll find it likely won’t have a safety mechanism that would cause it to stop if the door was obstructed by an object, a person, or a child, which can be extremely dangerous. You may also find that your locks don’t conform with the modern standards for home insurance and, as such, can make your policy higher. 



When to Repair


Often, a problem with a garage door can be fixed quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively by an expert such as those we have on our team. 


For example, if there’s an issue with the locking mechanism, it may simply be that a part needs to be cleaned, has become clogged, or has broken and needs a replacement part fitted. A professional company like ours can do this in no time at all. 


If your garage door has become stuck and you can no longer get in and out, this can usually be repaired. You may have a broken spring, clogged or damaged tracks, a dislodged roller, or similar. Moving parts on a garage door need regular maintenance to ensure they continue working as they should, so if you’ve not carried out maintenance recently, you’re more likely to experience these problems. 



If you want to talk to our expert team about whether it’s time to replace your garage door or whether a repair is the best option, we’re here to help. Give us a call on 01792 894 440, and we can discuss your options.