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Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

Posted on by Diamond Garage Doors

To respect for home is a very important thing, especially for the house owners. It is not easy to build a house and make sure it is maintained properly. As we all know, buying new items instead of repairing the old ones is a costly thing to do. Sometimes, however, your repairs cost you more than it would be to buy a new one or replace it. 

It is for you to decide whether you go for a repair or buy new from the market. In regards to your garage door, it is the front of your house and is what makes your house look different from others. It has been concluded that after buying a new garage door, house owners tend to increase their prices up to 4% of the original cost. 

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Garage door maintenance is not an easy thing to do, and proper oiling is one of the most important things to do. Often, with the tension of house chores and office workload, we usually forget about our garage door maintenance, but if we don’t maintain it, it can become a problem for us in the future. There are certain conditions and looks which help you to decide whether or not you should repair your garage door or replace it, and those things are stated as below:

Cosmetic Damage

This is considered a very minor type of damage which results in fading, chipped paint and a cracked panel. This doesn’t affect your garage door, but it surely affects the looks of your garage door, which is shown at the front of your house. I would suggest that, if you have a garage door that was purchased around 9 to 10 years before, then you should go for the option of garage door replacement. It will be your highest return on investment to have your garage door replaced.

Structural Damage

These damages are caused by maximum temperature conditions or harsh weather. Due to the wrapped doors, it won’t be easy for your garage door to open, and it will most likely produce a chirping sound and won’t work. So in this case too, garage door replacement is needed. By taking the step of replacing your garage door, you can now go for a better garage door. For example, you may go for a steel door instead of a wooden door. But if you like having a wooden door at your garage, then go for the composite doors which have wood cladding and steel cores attached to it.

Functionality

Sometimes you may notice that your garage door starts making sounds while opening and closing, and it may even start opening sporadically. If you find this happening, it is up to you to decide whether to go for a garage door repair or garage door replacement. If your door is in good shape and doesn’t need repairing, while your garage door torsion springs are to be changed, then it will be the best decision to go for a garage door repair. If you are facing more than one issue in your garage door, then your garage door needs a replacement for sure. 

Thank you for reading this blog post. We hope you have a better idea of when you should and shouldn’t repair/replace your garage door. If you have any queries or wish to contact us, visit our contact page or call us on 01525 713 600.

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