When your garage door is showing signs of wear and tear, or you’ve noticed damage or trouble with the functionality, the decision to fix or replace the system will arise. There are certain instances where repairs are all you need to restore the system, but sometimes getting a new one is necessary. Here’s what you need to know before deciding.
When to Repair
If your garage door has cosmetic wear and tear issues, repairs will probably be sufficient. As long as the functionality isn’t affected, it is better for your budget to have chips, cracks, and small dents fixed. Even if the door falls off its track, it can still be repaired.
There are other instances where the functionality is affected, but you can still repair your door. If it sticks when opening or closing, or it operates louder than usual, a technician may be able to remedy the issues with a spring replacement, especially if the door is newer and the panels are in good shape.
When to Replace
For a door that’s more than a decade old, a replacement may be a more cost-effective choice, especially if you have been calling for frequent repairs. The costs to fix issues over time may become more than a full upgrade. If the maintenance expenses become burdensome, it’s time for a replacement.
When the structural damage is extensive—no matter the age of the door—a replacement is generally the better choice. Warped doors, broken panels, rust, or rotting wood are examples of this type of damage. In general, when more than two areas need major repairs, you should invest in a new garage door.
Whether you need garage door repairs or a new installation, the team at Tracey Door will help. Serving Rochester, NY, for more than 30 years, this third-generation family business specializes in everything you need for your garage doors. From spring replacements to rolling steel doors, your home or business will be in good hands. To schedule maintenance in Monroe County, call (585) 426-6060. Visit them online for more on their services.