With time or due to concerns that are beyond the ability to fix, all garage doors will eventually fail. Deciding when you should replace your garage door isn't always an easy task, however. Luckily, you have this guide at your hands. Read on and discover just a few reasons why you should consider replacing your garage door.
The Door is Unfixable
As your door ages, there might be a series of issues that crop up that are simply untenable. It may simply be an issue that you or a professional can't fix, or it might be an issue that, after being fixed, simply keeps on cropping up anyway. If either of these issues are the case, it's time to replace your garage door with a newer model. Among the issues that tend to befall garage doors that require replacing including rusting, rotting, or if there are portions of the garage door that are wooden, splitting.
The Door Is Consistently Unbalanced
An unbalanced door is generally nothing to freak out about. Simply restoring the garage door to its rightful place on the tracks and recalibrating the door's electronics should be fine. However, if the issue is persistent, then you might want to invest in a new door altogether. A garage door that refuses to stay on its tracks has probably become worn down over time, and this can be a dangerous issue. Garage doors that fall off the tracks on a regular basis can eventually wind up falling as the garage door is opening, which may injure a family member of pet. If you find that your garage door is doing this, replace it as soon as you can and, in the meantime, do not cross under the door as it is opening.
The Garage Door Is Old
If your garage door was purchased in the 1990s or earlier, it is time to replace it. Technology has come a long way since this time, and many of the garage doors that were being produced well into the 1990s had no electronic components or safety features. As a general rule of thumb, if your garage door does not have an automatic opening feature or does not include safety sensors on either side of the inside of the door, then it is time to replace it with a newer model. Newer models also tend to be significantly more resilient and well built than garage doors from back in the day.