In a perfect scenario, your garage door should last you as long as 10 years. Unfortunately, garage doors break down over time like anything else, and will sometimes need replacing. Keep an eye on your garage door for these indications that it’s time for a new one.
Know What to Look For
Your garage door may need replacing for several different reasons, but these are the most common causes. If you notice any of these issues appearing or worsening with time, give our replacement service a call.
- Loud noises
- Delayed response
- Old motor
Maybe you forgot to open the garage door before backing your car out, or severe weather made your house take a beating. If your garage door is sporting a broken panel, warping, or other damage, it’s probably time for a replacement.
Few things are worse than water getting into your garage and damaging your stored belongings. You may not see the leak, but you’ll see the damage it can cause. Keep an eye on your garage after a rainstorm to make sure no water gets in. If you have a leaking problem, you probably need a new door.
3) Loud Noises
A loud door motor can be more than an irritant. Sometimes, a loud motor indicates that the aging machinery is grinding on other pieces and straining the motor overall. If that annoying sound becomes too much to bear, ask an expert if you need a replacement.
4) Delayed Response
It’s perfectly normal for your garage door to take a second or two to respond when you press the button. However, if the delay lasts any longer, there could be a problem. Don’t wait for your door to stop opening altogether–get the damaged pieces replaced quickly.
Pro Tip: A delayed response could mean that something is blocking your garage door’s safety sensors. Make sure the sensors are clear before you try again. If the problem persists, it’s time to call a professional for repairs.
5) Old Motor
The older your garage door motor is, the more likely it is to begin having trouble. On rare occasions, an older motor that seems just fine will suddenly break down entirely, leaving you with a door stuck shut. If you know your motor is approaching 10 years or more, start looking for a replacement.
Upgrading Your Garage Door
Your garage door is an often-neglected but important part of your house. At the first indication of trouble, consider calling one of our certified technicians to talk about a replacement. Don’t let this important feature fail you.
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