Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?
It happened, the moment we all dread. Maybe you backed into your garage trying to leave in the morning, or a little kid on a bike used your garage door as a crash pad. Whatever the cause was, there is now a giant dent in your garage door. What do you do?
Well, of course you need to get it fixed as soon as possible. Damaged garage doors can make them less secure, and the prolonged use can cause more damages to other parts of your garage door. But, how do you know when a garage door just needs a repair and when it needs to be replaced? The Overhead Door Company® has a couple tips to help guide your decision on whether you should repair your garage door or replace it.
The Severity of the Damage
The first thing you should look at is the extent of the damage on your door. Is it just a few dents and scratches? Are there holes in the garage door? Is the damage preventing the door from opening and closing?
For just a few dents on one of the garage door panels, then you can probably get away with just replacing the single panel. If the dents are not preventing the door from opening and closing, then it might not be necessary to replace the entire garage door.
If the damage extends to multiple garage door panels or it is preventing the door from opening or closing properly, then it may be time to replace your garage door. While you can repair or replace just a few panels on your garage door, if you do have multiple damaged garage door panels, then it’s probably cheaper to replace the entire garage door.
Sometimes it can be hard to tell the severity of the damage by just looking at the garage door. That’s why it’s always best to call a professional to evaluate your garage door to help determine if it can be repaired or not. The Overhead Door Company® offers on-site consultations to determine the extent of the damage.
How Old is the Door?
Garage doors typically last anywhere between fifteen and thirty years. If you’ve had your garage door for fifteen years or longer, then it may be time to replace it anyways. Repairing your door, only to have to replace it in the next year or two seems counterintuitive.
If your garage door is brand new, or only a few years old, and the damage isn’t too severe, then simply repairing the door will be sufficient. It can also be easier to find replacement parts for newer doors than older doors.
The Cost of Repairs and Replacements
One of the biggest factors affecting your decision is money. How much is this going to cost? The cost of repairs and replacements can vary depending on the type of door, materials used, and the damage.
The best way to know the total cost of repairs and replacements is to call The Overhead Door Company®. We can provide you the projected cost of repairs versus replacements, and help you decide the best course of action for your garage door.
Give Us a Call!
While the choice to repair or replace is ultimately yours, it can be helpful to have as much information as possible. So call The Overhead Door Company of Gainesville & Ocala™ today! We want to make sure you have all the facts, so you can confidently make your decision.
If you do need to repair or replace your garage door, it’s best to let our garage door experts do the work. You don’t want to damage your door any further, so let the professionals do their job.