When Should I Replace My Garage Door?

Garage Doors are a HUGE part of your home, in fact, they are your largest appliance. Like every appliance in your home, there will come a time that you have to replace them. Luckily, garage doors typically have a longer lifespan than most of the items in your home. But, how do you know WHEN to replace? Here are a few tips that can help.

 

It’s Hit Its Useful Life Span

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Garage door panels should last 30 years. So, the aesthetics of your door should be intact for quite some time if you are properly taking care of your door.  Openers have a short lifespan due to its technology. These should last about 10-15 years. 

 

Damage Beyond Repair

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Some garage door damage can be easily fixed, which is called “cosmetic” damage. While other damage can be quite deeper. If your garage door is severely damaged due to an accident with your car or a storm-related incident, call a professional to assess. They can ultimately decide what actions need to be taken. 

 

You’re Upgrading!

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There are still some manual garage doors out there and if you are thinking of upgrading to automatic technology, you will need to upgrade your door as well so the proper technology link. 

 

Increase Curb Appeal

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Have an outdated door? Upgrade it and, in return, you will upgrade the curb appeal of your home. As we mentioned before, your garage door is your largest appliance in your home and it is one of the most noticed items. So why not give your door a refresh and your home a facelift?

 

It’s Simply Not Safe

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Sometimes, your garage door will hit a point where it is simply just NOT SAFE to operate anymore. Again, you will need a professional to make that decision and if your door is deemed inoperable, it’s time to start searching for a new door. Your safety is important to us. If you ever notice your door is not working, DO NOT FORCE IT. There could be a hidden flaw or damage that could be hazardous for you or your family. 

 

Ready to replace? Give us a call or visit our Design Center. Our team here at D & D Garage Doors are ready to help you pick out your next garage door and marry it together with your homes’ aesthetic.