An issue with your garage door can be inconvenient and a major safety hazard. It can also affect property value and curb appeal. Most garage door problems are easy to spot if you know what to look for. Here are some signs you may need a new garage door:
Noise: Clanking, banging, grinding, and whirring are some noises you might hear. All garage doors make some noise, but these are some that warrant a professional inspection. Also consider a replacement if the door is shaky. Repairing the garage door is often an option, but a garage door replacement can be more financially practical when you consider the potential for ongoing repair and impacts on property value.
Outdated Door: Home buyers may be hesitant if your garage door looks old. It may have an outdated design that doesn’t match the times or the rest of your home. The door just might look less appealing than newer models. Also consider what today’s buyers look for, including safety features such as infrared sensors, and other modern technological features like remote operation and smartphone control.
Damage: If the garage door is cracked or sagging, water is getting through the sides or from under the door, or the base is uneven, replacement may be the best course of action. Minor dents and scratches can be fixed. If there are many of these and additional damage, aesthetics, efficiency, and safety are issues to strongly consider in your decision to replace the system.
Difficulty Opening/Closing: All garage door components wear out with time, causing the door to open or close more slowly, hesitate, or be jerky. A faulty opener or motor may cause delays in movement. Oftentimes when one part goes, others aren’t far behind, so a Long Beach garage door opener installation may be better accompanied by a complete garage door replacement to avoid further hassles in the near future.
Damaged Wood: A wood door that’s cracked, warped, or sagging should be replaced. If the material is rotted, splintered, or damaged, repainting won’t cover everything. The paint may quickly peel off too. Deterioration often occurs due to underlying issues that can’t be easily fixed. Replacing your Long Beach garage door affords the advantages of a new design and new materials that can last with proper maintenance.
High Energy Bill: Older garage doors tend to use more power when you open and close them. Also, poor insulation may be causing heated or cooled air to leak from your house, dragging up your energy bills as your HVAC system tries to keep up. Replacing your garage door can therefore save you money in more ways than one.
New Garage Door Options for Long Beach Residents
If you notice any of the issues above or anything else affecting your garage door’s appearance, function, or safety, contact Precision Door Service right away. Numerous options are available for Long Beach residents, including: