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In this blog post, we’ll take a look at four signs that may be an indicator that it’s time to replace your garage door. Read on to find out more!
Given their large and heavy nature, garage doors aren’t going to open in a way that one would consider to be rapid, but in general, most garage doors can be fully opened in a few seconds. Some older doors may move slower than others, but if you notice that your garage door is taking longer than usual to open or close, or is struggling to do either, this could be a sign that it’s in need of being replaced — even if this may be the first time you’ve noticed its decrease in performance efficiency.
An Increase In Maintenance
Routine maintenance is common with most anything that you own, and for something that gets as much use as a garage door, getting it looked over from time to time is a common thing to ensure that everything is working properly. If you find that your garage door has been in need of frequent maintenance in recent months, more than what it usually requires to function, this may be a sign that it’s time to replace it. With the amount of money that you put into getting this maintenance done, you’re much better off investing in a brand new garage door that will outperform your current one and last you for years to come.
A Rise In Heating and Cooling Costs
Weather changes constantly, and trying to stay comfortable during the summer and winter is key. Sometimes, however, we notice that it seems to take longer to heat or cool our homes and that the costs of our heating and cooling bills seem significantly larger than what we’re used to. While this could be caused by a variety of different factors, your garage door could very well be playing a role in your heating and cooling costs. An old garage door can be worn in more than just functional ways, and if there are issues with the weather stripping or insulation on your garage door, this could easily make things more difficult when it comes to keeping your home’s temperature comfortable. Functionality aside, if your garage door is affecting other areas of your home, it’s probably time for you to replace it.
Your Garage Door is Damaged
While garage doors are a functional part of your home, they also serve an aesthetic purpose as well. Your garage door is just as visible to the public as your other doors and windows are, and if your garage door has a significant amount of irreparable damage, considerable scratches, and scuffs or other imperfections, this may be a good time to replace it. While it may still be functional, appearances do matter as well. If you’re considering selling your home in the future, or simply wanting to make sure that your home looks its best, getting a new garage door installed can help boost your curb appeal and make your home look fresh.