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5 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Garage Door

Everything eventually succumbs to wear and tear – even the sturdiest of garage doors. If you’ve noticed a sticking door, strange noises or just the fact your garage door is old and not performing as it used to, it may be time for a garage door replacement. Not only will this reward you with a brand new high-performing door, but it will avoid the danger and inconvenience of your garage door completely breaking down. 

In this article, we’ll take you through five common signs that you need a new garage door – so you can make an informed decision. 

5 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Garage Door 

  • Strange Noises: A little bit of noise might do no harm. But persistent grinding, creaking or scraping sounds when opening or closing could signal an aging or faulty door. If you’ve tried oiling and the noise still persists, it could be a potential red flag of a more extensive issue. 
  • Repeat Breakdowns: A decent, trouble-free garage door should be easy to maintain. So, if you’ve had to call out your local garage door specialists more than once over the past few years, it might be getting to the point where replacement is more cost-effective than repeated repair. Not only this, but depending on how the garage door breaks down, it can actually be a safety risk – for example, if the springs snap or the opener malfunctions – which can cause injury to vehicles, people and animals. 
  • Outdated Design: Does your garage door stand out like a sore thumb from the rest of the street? It may be that it’s now a little outdated for the area, especially if you’ve had the same door for years – or even decades. Garage door technology and style has advanced a lot over the past few years, so treating your property to a brand new door will not only reward your home with a modern, high-functioning door – it can actually boost your kerb appeal and stand you in good stead when it comes time to sell up.
  • It Shows Visible Signs of Wear-and-Tear: Dents, scrapes, bumps – these are all bound to happen with day-to-day use. Most can be patched up with no problem. However, if you allow the wear-and-tear to get out of hand, it can end up looking shabby, bringing down the value of the door and your property. You also have to be careful that some of these knocks and dents haven’t affected the security of the door, either. 
  • Fast or Slow Closing: If your garage door takes forever to close – or shuts way too fast – this could be a sign of serious internal issues. Any problems with opening or closing should be addressed immediately, as failure to rectify the problem can cause damage to people and vehicles alike. Not only this, but faulty opening and closing can also leave your home vulnerable to break-ins. A new garage door is therefore a safe and security-enhancing solution to keep intruders out and to ensure your family stays free from harm. 

In a nutshell 

If something is amiss with your garage door, don’t wait for the problem to get worse. Call out a professional who will diagnose the issue quickly, before recommending repair or replacement of the door – keeping your family and property safe and secure. 

Supplying and fitting throughout the South East and beyond, Doormatic Garage Doors has hundreds of garage doors for you to choose from. Whatever your budget or tastes, we can find a make, model and colour that perfectly complements your home – and your practical needs. We can also offer garage door maintenance and repairs for those fixable issues, too. Simply get in touch today for some friendly advice or to book a home survey at a time that suits. 

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