For homeowners who have been putting off the notion of upgrading their garage door, it may be time for a change. There are several reasons to replace the garage door that should not be overlooked. It’s easy to take the side of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” but that can prove dangerous, especially with some of the older model doors that can cause serious damage to homeowners. If you aren’t vigilant about maintaining the door and all of the moving parts, you are going to run into issues that can be tough to fix. It’s for that reason that you should consider a few elements that may help you make the decision to get a new garage door.
Automation Comes to the Garage
As far as automation goes, you can have a lot of different elements in place. You could have a door that opens up with relative ease with the push of a button. Or you could have one that opens up as you drive to a sensor. This will save you from doing manual labor and pushing upwards on your door. It can also ensure that you don’t have to wait outside of your vehicle in stormy weather. It’s a modern luxury that doesn’t cost nearly as much as you may have heard.
The Broken Door
Garage doors from yesteryear aren’t meant to last. There is going to come a point where things break, and when that happens, you will not be able to just lift things up and get going. If your door has collapsed and the tension is in the wrong place, you will not be able to open up anything. You could even get a few friends to try and lift, but that door is not going to go anywhere. This is a telltale sign that you need to upgrade immediately.
A Shaking Door
Doors can sometimes start to shake, even automated options. When that occurs, it’s imperative that you start to look into upgrading. A shaking door that is rattling more and more each day is the warning sign that something is wrong with the door, the tracks, or the opener. Don’t let this warning sign go without attention. If it’s starting to rattle, call in one of our professional garage door technicians and discuss an upgrade, repair, or at least an inspection.
Shaking doors, broken doors, or manual doors aren’t going to be easy to work with. An upgrade doesn’t mean that you spend all your money on a new door. There are several options that are affordable, easy to work with, and will come with a warranty. An upgrade should not be a last resort solution, that’s for sure. Look at modern options and see why so many have upgraded to new doors.