If you live in your home long enough, you’ll likely need to replace your garage door. There are many factors that contribute to its lifespan but a typical garage door that has been maintained should last between 15 to 30 years. To work correctly and last as long as possible, your garage door requires regular maintenance. To extend your garage doors lifespan and prevent malfunctioning make it a rule to inspect and maintain your garage door at least twice a year.
How To Tell If You Need a New Garage Door
Lacking Curb Appeal – Garage doors play a key role in curb appeal on homes. Not only does it give your home a face lift, but it contributes to the value of your home. Since a garage door makes up a large part of your home, a new, updated garage door can completely transform your home, making a lasting impression.
Sagging Garage Door – Sagging can occur from uneven door issues but that’s not always the case. Old age of the equipment can cause sagging such as warping. A sagging door from warping will need to be replaced and upgraded.
Noise and Vibrations – Springs and other essential components can cause unusually loud noise or vibrations when operating your garage door. It’s best to call a professional to check out your torsion spring and other components.
Increased Repair Frequency – Purchasing a new garage door can be more cost effective if you are constantly having to service your garage door.
Garage Door Opens Slowly – Old age could be one of the causes of your door opening slowly. Old and worn torsion springs or other components that are wearing out may not be functioning as effectively as before.
Reduced Energy Efficiency – Overtime installation can wear down or become brittle allowing cold air and moisture to enter in which can waste energy. A new, more insulated garage door can increase energy efficiency. New garage doors are designed to seal tightly and provide the highest level of energy efficiency.