Many of us fear the worst when our garage doors suddenly stop working: That we’ll have to buy a new door. When this happens, remain calm and remember that you have options! Many mechanical issues can be fixed by simply having the part replaced, saving you money and restoring your garage’s performance.  

If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your garage door, check out the following Precision Garage Door post.

Garage Door Repair

With proper care and regular use, your garage door should last you and your family many years. If your garage door is fewer than 10 years old and the issue is isolated to a single part or door panel, repairing it allows you to save money and get the most use out of your door in the long run.

Repair Your Garage Door If:

  • There’s an issue with one part. If your car battery died, would you get a new car? Probably not. The garage door realm often works the same. One of the more common garage door parts to give out early is the springs. When a certified technician IDs that just your springs are broken, repair is almost always the more cost-effective option.
  • A panel of the door is damaged. Whether impacted by a tree branch or a car fender, when one panel is scratched or dented, replacing that single panel is your best bet.
  • Your door isn’t working properly. Garage doors are made up of many moving parts and, more often than not, strange door behavior stems from one of these 10 causes that’s simple enough to be solved by you or quickly repaired by an expert technician.

Garage Door Replacement

There are other circumstances, however, where garage door replacement is the only answer. This decision may be related to a functional need or a personal interest to enhance the look and value of your property.

Replace Your Garage Door If:

  • The integrity of the door is compromised. When faulty parts outweigh the number of working ones due to age or neglect, from a security, safety, and performance standpoint, it’s better to restore the system by replacing the door in its entirety.
  • You want a new look for your property. A brand-new garage door in a complementary style and color can seriously boost your home’s curb appeal. If you’re selling your home or just interested in getting a refreshing update, replacement can be a great option.
  • You’re still using your old home’s original door. If you’re still using the manual door that came with your property when you moved in some time ago, it’s a good idea to look into the benefits of a new garage door, from greater convenience to fortified home security.

Always Ask a Certified Garage Door Technician First

When it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace your garage door, there’s a lot to consider, and sometimes the route you should take is less obvious than others. A qualified garage door technician, like the pros at Precision Garage Door of Delaware & Maryland, will help you choose the most cost-effective option based on your door’s unique needs.  

Our technicians begin every maintenance job by conducting a 25-point safety inspection of your garage door to evaluate what’s working and what’s not. Based on these results, Precision techs present homeowners with several cost-effective options, incorporating repair work as much as possible.

Using quality parts for every repair and keeping your family’s safety and budget top of mind, Precision Garage Door of Delaware offers you the expertise you need to make a well-informed decision for moving forward.

Need help with your door today? Contact the Precision Garage Door team.