Like most, you hope your garage door is going to last a very long time. While some people are lucky enough to get many years out of their door, others run into a mishap that shortens the life.
If your garage door is damaged, there is one question you should ask yourself: is it damaged beyond repair?
If the answer is yes, you need to contact a garage door company about new installation. If the answer is no, a repair may be in your future.
Tip: although it is likely cheaper to repair your door than it is to buy a new one, this is not always possible and not always the best decision.
Here are three ways to tell if your garage door is too damaged to repair:
1. It no longer takes its intended form. For example, a car crashing into your garage door will cause major damage. Your door will not longer look like it once did, thanks to the blunt force. There is no way to fix a door that has been this badly damaged.
2. You can see the inside from the outside. Have you ever seen those old wood doors that have rotted straight through? Believe it or not, some people hang onto these for as long as possible. Let’s put it this way: if you can see the inside of your garage from the outside, or vice versa, it is time for a new door. There is no saving the one you have.
3. if your garage door repair technician says so. Maybe you don’t know if your garage door can be repaired. In this case, you should contact a professional with many years of experience. If he says your door is “shot” there is no reason to consider a repair. Instead, you can begin to discuss your replacement options.
Sometimes, damage inflicted on a garage door is caused by a human error. Other times, it is mother nature that does the damage. Either way, if you think your garage door needs replaced there is a good chance you are right.
A door that is damaged beyond repair not only looks bad, but it can be a security and safety concern. On top of all this, it is safe to say that the door is anything but energy efficient.
What do you think? Is it finally time to replace that old garage door for a fresh new one?