The garage door on your home is something that needs maintenance to ensure that it can be safely operated. It can also be something that can be costly to repair and sometimes older doors may be better to replace than to have repaired to ensure your home is safe. Here are some signs that you may want to look for to consider replacing your garage door rather than having it repaired:

1. Damaged Tracks That Have Caused Damage To Door Panels That Cannot Be Repaired

The tracks of your garage door can be damaged and cause many different problems. Sometimes, the problem may be fixed by replacing the track or bending it back into shape. When these problems are neglected, it can cause a chain reaction of problems that you may have to deal with, such as damage to the door and many other parts bending. If you have to replace a large portion of the components of your door, it is probably better to completely replace the door to ensure problems do not come back.

2. Old Wood Garage Door Where Water Has Caused Rot And Other Problems With The Door

Old wood garage doors are often problems because they are exposed to weathering and the elements. This problem can be compounded when the doors have components made out of a fiber-board material. These materials are notorious for rotting and causing problems. If you have a home with one of these doors and sections are beginning to rot, it is probably a good idea to have the door completely replaced. If you want to use wood for the replacement, look for a door with solid with panels and stay away from fiber-board products.

3. Mechanical Parts Failing And Causing Damage To The Door And Other Components

Mechanical failures can also contribute to some of the damage to your door. This can be caused by things like springs failing and causing the door to become out of balance and damage to the panels of the door. The opener closing the door with force or jamming the door can also lead to some of these problems. If you have a door with thin metal panels, these problems can cause them to bend and need to be replaced.

These are some of the problems that you will want to consider to have your garage door replaced. If your garage door needs repairs, contact a garage door repair contractor (like All Pro Quality Garage Doors, Inc.) to help determine if it is worth repairing or replacement is a better solution. 

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