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Should You Repair or Replace Your Newcastle Garage Door?

By Andrew Fogarty 30 Sep, 2021

Should You Repair or Replace Your Newcastle Garage Door

Garage doors are the largest opening to your house and a vital feature that is often most neglected by homeowners. Just like every piece of machinery and equipment, garage doors also require regular upkeep and servicing. You may not even realise small faults until it's too late and the garage door stops functioning or becomes a safety hazard. Our experts at Garage Doors & More are going over everything you need to know to decide when to repair or when to replace a malfunctioning garage door.

When To Get Garage Door Repairs:

  • Repair work for minor damages: minor damages such as superficial problems caused by small accidents or weather are worth getting fixed by a technician giving your garage door a life extension and keeping it functioning smoothly.
  • Slow to respond garage door: If your garage door is stopping in the middle of operations or doesn't seem to be following your commands, you need garage door repairs to resolve the problem. If your garage door stops working out of nowhere, check the batteries in your remote or get a professional to inspect your garage door opener. A professional can usually spot the problem very quickly and repair your garage door in no time.
  • Garage door is off balance: when a garage door loses its balance it is usually because of springs getting worn out. Calling garage door service to repair the balance issue and replace springs is a more convenient and affordable option than replacing the door completely. A professional inspection can help you save time and money.
  • You have a loud garage door: if your garage door creaks or strains while opening and closing, you could have a problem with the spring, opener bracket or opener. This could be an apparent problem in older models and a professional can fix it for you easily.

When To Replace Your Garage Door

Unfortunately, not every problem can be solved with a repair job and may need a garage door replacement as a viable option for optimum functionality and safety. If you encounter the following issues, it’s probably time to invest in a new garage door.

  • Your garage door keeps breaking down: a garage door can last anywhere between 10-30 years, depending on your maintenance, everyday use patterns and construction materials. If your door keeps breaking down every now and then and something keeps occurring that prevents it from functioning properly, it may be too worn out and it's time for you to consider replacing it with a new one.
  • Your door does not have safety features: safety sensors, auto-reverse system etc. are modern safety features that ensure your property, children and pets are always safe. If your old door is missing these then it's time to upgrade to a new one.
  • Improve home's aesthetic appeal: it is not essential to replace a garage door only when it's damaged. If you are remodelling your house and want to improve the curb appeal, an attractive new garage door can be an ideal option. If you are planning to sell your property, a new garage door can get you a higher appraisal. A new, modern door can match the style and visual appearance of your house making it look more appealing.
  • You have extensive damage to the door: big damages caused to garage doors by an accident are best addressed by a replacement job. It's a more cost-effective solution and ensures utmost safety. Additionally, if you have been delaying maintenance or servicing your garage doors, it's most likely you may need to replace the door altogether. If the mechanical systems and door frame are badly impacted, total replacement is the best option.

Get Professional Garage Door Repairs or Replacement

Rely on Garage Doors and More for any Coffs Harbour, Newcastle or Tamworth garage door repair or replacement. We are committed to the highest standards of workmanship and customer service, and when your garage door needs professional repairs or replacement, we can help. Contact us today to arrange an inspection or to get a quote.

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