Sometimes you’re unsure whether your garage door needs replacement. That’s understandable, as a garage door replacement can be a substantial investment.
Normally there are two reasons that a garage door needs to be replaced – aesthetics or for safety reasons.
As your house ages, paint and other building materials age and break down as well. The same goes for your garage door. Many older garage doors are made of wood and tend to age rapidly when the paint fails and the underlying wood gets wet and weathers. Then the door looks bad and can often sag noticeably as the wood deteriorates.
When this happens, not only does the door look bad, it may become a safety problem if the door becomes structurally weak. Remember – your garage door is above your head when the door is open. Do you really want a severely weakened garage door over your or your family’s heads?
Sometimes a visually deteriorated but otherwise safe garage door can be painted and can last a few more years. Then, you may want to save your money for replacement at a later date.
Most modern garage doors are made from steel. When properly cared for, a steel door can often last a lifetime – remaining safe and beautiful for decades. If you have a steel garage door that just needs paint, you can often make it look almost as good as new with a new coat of paint.
As noted above, if your garage door is structurally unsound, then it becomes a danger to you and your family.
Not to mention a door in really poor shape may attract burglars and other unsavory characters in the neighborhood. It’s a fact that many home theft problems arise when a burglar enters the home through an open or damaged garage door. If your door is in bad enough shape that it allows access to the inside of your home – then you have a crisis.
Give us a call today at 719-499-0491 if you’d like to discuss garage door replacement. We are competitively priced and can often get your new garage door installed the same day.