Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

If your garage door is not working as well as it once did, then you may be considering whether it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. We’ve shared some of the most commonly requested garage door repairs and explained the best route to resolving them so that you can enjoy a garage door that works every time.

Common Garage Door Repairs

People encounter several issues with their garage doors that can be easily repaired, even when you think they may need replacing. These issues include:

Problems with an Automatic Garage Door

Around 25% of automatic garage door owners find that their door stops working without any obvious reason, leading them to believe it needs to be replaced. However, this common problem can typically be repaired when you engage with a specialist.

Your Garage Door is Too Heavy to Move

Up and over garage doors are easy to move because they are supported by springs. If your door feels heavier than usual, it could be a sign that a spring is damaged or broken. This issue can be fixed by getting a specialist to install new springs and is a cost-effective solution.

Your Garage Door is Wonky

If you have noticed that your garage door is not even when it is open, then you may be worried about the safety of the door and whether it needs to be replaced. This common problem is often down to excessive wear and tear on the lifting mechanism, but it can be repaired with a replacement part.

When New Garage Doors Are the Only Option

There are some issues with garage doors that can’t be repaired, and understanding what they are will help you decide when it is time to organise a replacement. We’ve shared some of the most common reasons for replacement below.

Badly Damaged Garage Doors

If there has been an accident that has left your garage doors badly damaged, then it may be more cost-effective to replace than try to repair. It could be a crash or inclement weather, but failing to replace a badly damaged door will leave you vulnerable to further problems.

Damage That Has Been Left Too Long

If your garage door once had a simple problem that could have been repaired but was left, then too much time may have passed. Leaving a damaged door for years without repair will seize other components and mean that replacement is the only way forward.

Your Garage Has Been Burgled

If you have had a burglary or an attempted burglary, then you may find that your sectional, side hung, and roller shutter doors have been damaged. In this situation, it is best to replace the doors with something more secure.

Garage Door Installations by Garage Doors 4 You

If you are looking for a garage door repair or a new garage door fitting, Garage Doors 4 You is a great choice. We have over thirty years of experience and are committed to providing you with the most cost-effective solution to your garage door needs. Contact our team today or visit our website to make an appointment and get the help you need to solve your garage door issues.

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