You depend on your garage door to be there for you – and work as it is intended to. Whether you are coming and going, you want to be able to use your opener and have easy access to your garage. And when you go to bed at night, you expect it to be a secure barrier between your family and a potential threat.
So, when your garage door is no longer functioning as it should, it is time for a repair.
When to Repair Your Garage Door
Your garage door is an investment. And, unless you are looking to seriously boost your curb appeal, try to put additional value into your home, or don’t mind making investments that aren’t warranted, you may want to see if your garage door can be repaired.
A couple of the most common things to go wrong with garage doors are faulty operation, wear and tear, and physical damage.
Faulty operation. Your garage door can stop working properly for several reasons. Sometimes these issues involve something simple and can be repaired with a short service call. This is often the case when a garage door stops working abruptly. On the other hand, if your garage door has been having some issues and finally just gives out – the problem may involve a much more complex repair.
Regular wear and tear. It depends on how much you use your garage, but if you open and close it on a daily basis, you are subjecting the motor and all other parts to wear and tear. Of course, wear and tear can also come from being exposed to inclement weather and harsh outdoor conditions at all times which can take a toll on your door. Things like fading, rust, sluggish movement are all considered wear and tear.
Damage due to weather or collision. For those who accidentally hit the gas pedal rather than the brake, the kid who threw a baseball at a high speed into the door, or the wind storm that swept through your area – damage due to weather or collision is common. The severity of the damage always varies.
Why You Need a Professional
A garage door professional can examine your garage door and see what is causing it to malfunction. Depending on the situation, the repair costs could be light and affordable – giving you many more years with your garage door. However, there are certain situations that involve complex repairs or severely damaged doors that could make the repair cost higher than the replacement. This is when you may want to consider replacing the garage door altogether.
Then again, the professional could just assess the garage door and, if it is in too much disarray, advise you that it is not even worth fixing. Keep in mind that for garage doors older than 15 years, it may be time for a replacement.
A professional opinion will let you know when to repair your garage door – and when you should replace it.
Texas Premier Locksmith Offers Garage Door Repair Services
Your garage door is an access point into your home. When it isn’t working properly, you are putting your home – and everything in it – at risk. Including your loved ones. At Texas Premier Locksmith, we can help you with all your garage door needs, including:
- Garage door installation
- Garage door repair
- Garage door openers