A garage door’s lifespan is around 20 years with proper maintenance. Inspecting your garage door for any wear and tear will prolong your door’s life cycle. However, various factors will influence a garage door’s life expectancy such as materials, annual maintenance, and the amount of use. Our team has handled garage door maintenance and replacements for over 30 years, so we assembled a guide for you to identify when it’s time to repair or replace your garage door.
Most garage doors last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. However, it may be cost-effective to replace rather than repair in certain instances. An older door will require a replacement sooner rather than later, so repairs may not be worth investing in a door that doesn’t have much life left. Depending on the age of your door, our D & D team will be able to identify and provide options for your home. We always have your best interests in mind and will steer your family in the right direction!
Wear And Tear
The interior and exterior of your garage door may sustain damage over the years if outdoor debris is not cleared away. Your door can become warped or discolored from natural elements. In addition, moisture and temperature fluctuations can also cause a door’s spring and opener to stop working. Florida humidity and extreme heat can affect a garage door throughout the years. This is one reason why annual maintenance and inspections from a professional are crucial to your door’s overall integrity. If your repair is half the cost of a replacement AND your garage door is over 10 years old, it’s best to replace it in the long run.
Finally, if your garage door begins to malfunction or operate unsafely, it is best to seek a replacement. There may be some instances where a repair can occur. Such as garage door sensor realignment, spring replacement, and updating your door’s remote technology. Outdated internal technology can pose a risk to you and your family. Such as openers, remotes, garage locks, and failing garage door sensors. In the instance of poor internal technology, it makes more sense to replace entirely.
Our D & D team would be happy to HANDLE any and all of your garage door needs. Whether you are looking to repair a component or replace your garage door altogether, our team has over 30 years of experience. Give our team a call today (888) 371-7242.