Garage doors experience their fair share of use around the home, especially when they are the primary source your family uses to enter and exit the home multiple times a day, every day. With it being the largest moving component to your home, it is a fair assumption it requires routine maintenance and care by you and a trusted professional. However, with even diligent maintenance services, over time the garage door will eventually need to be replaced. Whether it needs replace sooner or later, we at AAA Action Doors has compiled a list of red flags that indicate your garage door is in need of replacing.
Signs You Need a Garage Door Replacement
1) Deteriorated garage door parts. The different parts of your garage door will naturally experience wear and tear and fall apart and many of them can be easily replaced, allowing your garage door to operate at its full potential. But in the event these parts have been malfunctioning for a time, the other components that had to compensate or even just simply not work accordingly can contribute to damage to excessive damages, leaving your garage door in need of costly repairs. It would be more cost effective to replace the garage door in many such circumstances. For homes equipped with a wooden garage door that has extensive splintering or broken edges; a replacement should definitely be considered despite the condition of the mechanical operating system.
2) Damaged garage door wiring. Electronic failure and wiring or cords that are beyond repairable is a safety hazard that can contribute to injury or damage. Essential for efficient opening and closing of your garage door, these electronic components need to be operating at peak performance. If the wiring is hindering your garage doors safety protocols and performance, it can be time for a garage door replacement.
3) Garage door opening and closing inefficiently. If your garage door is not opening or closing fluidly, a serious problem can occur during operation; causing harm or damage. The shaking door is a primary sign that something isn’t operating accordingly. Garage doors run smooth by design and if the door is stuttering, it indicates a problem. Depending on the seriousness of the issues; a replacement might be the better investment.
4) Unfamiliar sounds when garage door is opened or closed. Groans of protest and unusual sounds are due to malfunctioning components. Although in some instances, a replacement is needed due to the nature and depth of the damage where in few situations all that is needed is simple repairs.
5) Non-existent garage door safety features. The safety features may not be up to par or non-existent in your garage door despite the seemingly functioning efficiency. It is essential all safety features and protocols current with coding and guidelines are in place for garage doors. If the garage door lacks safety features it can potentially cause bodily harm to your little ones, furry friends, anyone else that might be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Replace your garage door with a door that has an excellent safety-rating to keep your loved ones safe from harm and property safe from damage.
6) Poor garage door security. In an effort to not appear suspicious, burglars will attempt to use garage door access if they see the garage door lacks security. Using the weakness to their advantage they will victimize your home if the garage door is not offering the necessary security. To protect your assets and your loved ones, investing in a garage door that operates efficiently and includes added safety features is prudent.