If you’re like most Americans, your garage door is used quite often – every time you head out to work and when you return. Not to mention the kids coming in and out, trips to the mailbox, and more. With all of its use, garage doors and garage door openers need to be replaced every so often. The standard life of a garage door is between 15 and 20 years, so depending on the age of your door and any damage that may have occurred, it may be time to install a new garage door.
Is There Serious Damage?
One of the biggest reasons to replace your garage door is due to an accident or significant damage of some kind. The damage could be from a variety of factors, hail, inclement weather, a teenage driver, or any number of reasons. If your garage door was recently damaged, it is a good idea to assess the situation and see if it is operationally safe, or if the damage is cosmetic, such a dents and dings or perhaps a new paint job is in order. If the structure of the door is in questions, it may need an additional strut or two for additional support. Before putting too much money in a compromised door, options for a new garage door installation should be considered.
Is It Getting The Job Done?
Garage doors have a purpose, mainly protecting your home from intruders, keeping severe weather out, safeguarding belongings, and more. If your current garage door isn’t functioning properly, consistently and confidentally mitigating these risks, it may be time to look into a new garage door. A damaged or aging garage door can affect the temperature of your garage which can also disturb the climate inside your home leading to higher energy bills. If you’re wondering if it's is time for a new garage door, maker sure it is efficiently mitigating these risks and if it’s not, it may be the right time for a new garage door installation.
Are You Updating the Look of Your Home?
Another reason to update the look of your garage door with a new installation is that you’ve drastically changed the look of your home and your garage door no longer fits the design of your home. Garage doors play a big role in your curb appeal and the overall look of your home and it’s possible that a new garage door will help increase the value of your home and the curb appeal. One could see a 100% return on investment. This make a new garage door a win-win for curb appeal and the overall value of your home.
Upgrading your home with a new garage door doesn’t have to be an expensive and daunting task. Reach out to Brin for a free onsite garage door estimate, he will inform you of the many options you have and help you find a garage door that best fits your home's style, as well as your budget.
Remember, for all your garage door needs, always call a name you can trust! Lake Woodlands Garage Door 832-833-2442