Being a homeowner means that you get to make the home your own. But to do so, can often mean investing your cash into it. There will be some things in your home that are just cosmetic, and you will replace them to get the one that you want. When it comes to something like your garage door, there you can simply replace if you choose to. However, in many instances, a repair of the garage door will be a better alternative as it can be more cost-effective and often a quicker job to do.
Replacing a garage door could mean that you get one with the latest technology or in the style and color that you want, but it does all come with a price tag. So there needs to be a decision about replacing completely or deciding on a garage repair. Here are a few of the things that you should think about, to help your decision.
Garage Door Damage
Damage to your garage door is a factor that will influence when you repair your garage door or if you replace your garage door. If you have a door that is damaged then it won’t work as you need it to. A damaged door could also mean security of the home is at risk or it could be a hazard for the members of your home. This is when you need to weigh up your options, depending on the kind of damage that the garage door has. Will it be more cost-effective to replace or to repair the damage?
It could be worth checking on your home insurance to cover the costs of whatever you choose, especially if it was caused by a storm. Car insurance may cover the costs if the damage was caused by a car.
General Wear and Tear
A garage door is something that someone sees as soon as they approach your home. Naturally, over time, the garage door will suffer from some general wear and tear. There could be chips in the paint, a dent in a panel, or a loose handle. As a general rule, this will be when choosing a repair will be the best choice over a replacement. However, if there are excessive problems, like lots of rust or a number of large dents, then it could be the time to replace the door completely.
A point to note is that if you have a garage door made solely from wood, then there can be other signs of wear and tear to look out for. Any cracking or warping of the wood is an indicator of more damage and will generally mean a replacement is needed.
Age of the Door
One factor to think about is the age of the garage door that you have. If it was brand new when you moved in two years ago, the chances are that a repair will be sufficient. If you have a garage door that is older, such as over ten or fifteen years old, then it is more of an indicator that a replacement will be needed.
If you have any questions about garage door repairs and replacements, then get in touch with us today. Whether you are looking for a full replacement or to just repair a panel or a lock, we can help. Give us a call today!