There are a lot of homeowners that are dealing with the wear and tear caused by moving parts within their homes. They learn to navigate around certain issues. Some create lists of projects to work on during days off, most often called a honey do list. But more often than not, those lists go unattended and grow larger from month to month. If you have a long list of issues right now and the garage door is one of them, perhaps it’s time to consider a new garage door replacement.
Too often people think that the garage door is an easy fix. Just a few screws here or there or perhaps installing an automated garage opener will do the trick. Oftentimes, the signs that you even need a new garage door become overlooked as part of a larger to do list. If you’re not sure what the signs are, or perhaps you’ve just been ignoring some things as part of everyday life, maybe it’s time to rethink the situation.
The Heavy Garage Door
Manual garage doors are not uncommon. Many people have them, and it sometimes become a serious issue to open them, especially for aging people. Even though it can be difficult to get them open, some still pull through and get them up and open to park cars, or to get to the tools for other projects around the house. If you have found this to be the case, you may eventually hit a place where the door is heavier and heavier, or so it seems. Some people just shake their heads, and assume it’s just a matter of putting more effort into the opening. However, this is not something you want to overlook. If it is becoming harder and harder to open your garage door, something is wrong and you should get a helping hand to fix it, or replace it with an automatic model.
The Rattling of Automation
Many people have automatic door openers. When you click the button on a remote the door opens. You simply move forward to park your car safely in the garage, and you don’t have to get out of your car at all. This is a great thing, but what happens when there’s an issue?
Many people don’t hear the door rattling or struggling while sitting in the comfort of their vehicle. That’s something that is definitely a big deal to consider. After you pull into your garage and get out of your car, open and close the garage door once to make sure you don’t hear signs of struggle. Simple movements or slight rattling on the tracks is ok, but if things get louder or the opening and closing gets slower, call us for a consultation.
Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay works with homeowners to install, inspect, repair, and install new garage doors at any time of year. This year’s hurricane season wasn’t bad at all, but if you need to repair damage to your garage door, call a professional garage door company that is licensed and insured. Don’t try to save a few extra bucks. In the end, the “tail-gaters” will cost you more money.