Garage doors often go underappreciated until they start to show signs of wear. Opening and closing multiple times a day, shielding your home and valuables from severe weather, or just old age can do a number on a reliable garage door. Here are five sure-fire signs your garage door may need attention or an update.
If your home is from the last century or the garage door hasn’t been updated since you moved into your new home 20 years ago, it may be time for a style overhaul. Your garage door is one of the first things people notice about your home, and the right look can elevate the appeal of your entire property like icing on a cake. If your garage door is old and worn out, it’s a great opportunity to replace it with a modern model like carriage style or wooden doors.
A chic, new garage door can earn you a major return when it comes time to put the house on the market. Many home sellers are onto this trend, too, with garage door renovation projects expected to increase by as much as 80% this year. If you’re getting ready to sell your home and the garage door is in poor condition or doesn’t complement your home the way it should, it’s time to update. It is often well worth the initial investment and you can sell your home for a higher price.
If you’re not planning on selling your home but have noticed an inconsistent performance, it may be a sign your garage door needs service or repair. A door that jerks open unevenly, for example, can pose a tremendous safety hazard. You can attempt to resolve the problem yourself before calling the pros by cleaning the garage door track. Sometimes one small piece of dirt is all it takes to derail a good door. If you’re sure the track is clean and the door still jerks, however, it may be serious and require professional service.
Remotes and automatic opening systems are supposed to take care of the heavy lifting with a push of a button. If you’ve noticed problems with your garage door opening system that cannot be resolved with a change of batteries, it’s time for a professional inspection. You may need a new opener system, which is a great opportunity to update by switching to the latest solar backup technology.
It’s fine to call the repair pros at Carroll Garage Doors whenever you need assistance, but it may be time for a total overhaul if you’ve noticed a serious increase in the service needs of your garage door. An old door that needs constant attention can turn into a money pit if you don’t upgrade. It’s often worth the investment in a new door to eliminate the expenses associated with constant repairs. Call Carroll Garage Doors to learn more about service or new garage door installation.