4 Signs You Need To Repair or Replace Your Garage Door

4 Signs You Need To Repair or Replace Your Garage Door

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Sadly, as the saying goes, nothing lasts forever, and this applies to your garage door as well. A garage door is a crucial part of your home and it is important to know the signs that your garage door is in need of some TLC or not. Here are four signs that you need to repair or replace your garage door. 

Unusual Noises

If your garage door is making unusual noises or shakes when opening or closing, it is important to call your experts here at D & D Garage Doors to help identify the cause of the problem. Noise coming from your garage door could mean a number of things, including a malfunctioning opener motor. If your garage door’s motor is not functioning properly, this could result in a grinding or scraping noise due to damaged gears. 

Another cause of unusual noises coming from your garage door could be loose hardware. Loose hardware like nuts, bolts, and screws happen naturally over time when your garage is continuously being opened and closed. 

Cracked or Damaged Metal 

A damaged garage door can pose several serious risks:

  • Compromised security– damaged doors are easier to break into, putting your home at risk of theft.
  • Damage to cement – a cracked or dented door that falls to the ground will come down with a lot of force, so much so that it could damage the door, floor, and cement. The repairs for this type of issue can quickly become very expensive!
  • Decreased curb appeal– garage doors with needed repairs can detract from your home’s appearance and decrease the value overall.
  • Safety hazards– a damaged garage door increase the chances of the door collapsing, causing costly damage to your vehicles and belongings, like tools, bicycles, holiday decor, ect,. 

Rotted Weather Strips

Damaged weather strips on your Florida home’s garage door can have some pretty negative effects, especially with the rainy season quickly approaching. Weather stripping helps to prevent moisture from seeping into your garage. Damaged weather strips can lead to mold, mildew, and extensive water damage. 

With rainy weather also comes an influx in insects and pests looking to seek refuge. A rotted weather strip may allow for these unwanted nuisances to find a new home in your garage.

Difficult to Open and Close

If you have noticed your garage door is hesitant or difficult to open and close, not only is this delay an annoyance, but it is also a clear sign that there may be a mechanical or electrical shortcoming. One main causes for this delay could be damaged wires or cords. If the cords responsible for lifting and releasing your garage door become damaged, the performance of your door is affected greatly.

If you are experiencing difficulties when opening and closing your garage door, it could be because Florida’s humidity has caused corrosion to all of the important moving parts, including bearings and pulleys. Although these are not the only parts that cause your garage door to open and close, they still must be in adequate shape for your door to function normally.

When it comes to your garage door, having to repair or replace is inevitable! We hope by providing you with these key signs to keep an out for you’ll be able to identify when it’s time to call in our D & D Garage Door team to HANDLE your repair or replacement needs. If you are unsure whether or not your garage door requires a repair or possible replacement, don’t worry! Our team of professionals is here to help make precise recommendations. Give our team a call today.


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