When Do I Need To Get A Garage Door Replacement

Garage doors are an excellent way to keep your home secure and add an extra layer of efficiency. They provide quick access to your home and can be a way of adding an element of style to the front of your home.

The problem you may be having is that your garage door is starting to fail. Whether that is due to appearance or mechanically, it may be time for a garage door replacement.

The guide below outlines some of the main reasons that it may be time to consider a new garage door for your home. Plus, we look at some of the best garage door styles for your home.

Signs That You Need A Garage Door Replacement

old garage door

Consistent Repairs

If you are consistently repairing your garage door, it may be more cost-effective to replace it. Over the years, it may be necessary to undergo repairs. However, multiple repairs in short periods can be a sign that your garage door is at the end of its life.

If your door is out of warranty, you will most likely need to pay a service charge plus the cost of repairs. These figures can quickly add up. It may become more cost-effective to get a new garage door rather than continuously paying for repairs.

Cracks And Damages

A garage door can help to maintain the integrity of your home. Therefore, cracks and damages can become a problem.

When it comes to home improvements, we always recommend being proactive rather than reactive. That is because many people store valuable items and cars in their garages.

A garage door expert will be able to tell you whether your damage is fixable or whether you would be more secure with a garage door replacement.

out dated garage door

Outdated Design

We all like to keep our homes up-to-date with the latest trends. However, styles can quickly become dated and leave you with an expensive mistake.

An easy way to avoid this is to pick a style that has been popular for many years. Furthermore, you should consider the colour of your garage door replacement. Do the colour and style fit in with the rest of your home? Having a garage door that fits in with the rest of your home is an excellent way to keep your home looking modern and stylish.

Failing Mechanisms

Failing mechanisms can be a serious reason to consider a garage door replacement. That is because it can affect the safety of the door. Furthermore, if you have children in your home, you should keep them away from the garage door at all times.

Many modern garage doors come with built-in safety features to prevent accidents. If you want to know more about the safety features, you should speak to your local installer.

What You Should Look From A Replacement Garage Door

There are a variety of garage door options to choose from. We have put together a list of some of the most popular styles. That should give you an idea of what you are looking for and which features you like the most.

roller garage door

Roller

Roller garage doors are one of the most affordable options for your home. They open vertically and store away easily to maximise space in your garage. Furthermore, they can be manual and automated, making them an excellent choice.

The roller garage door comes in a variety of colours and always have a similar appearance due to the space-saving design.

Electric

Electric doors come in various designs and are an excellent choice for people concerned with safety and simplicity. 

There are many more benefits associated with an electric garage door, such as security, safety and convenience. It is best to discuss the options with your local installer to find out more about electric options.

grey garage door

Up And Over

Up and over doors are another traditional door choice. They have been an affordable choice for many years. That is due to the simplicity of the design of these garage doors.

Up and over garage doors consist of one large panel that covers the opening. These doors can be automated and manual. Plus, they usually have a handle in the middle to create an easy open door. 

Like with most of these garage doors, there are several design options for this style of door. However, this will depend on your local supplier.

Sectional

Sectional doors are a combination of roller doors and up and over doors. They contain sections that are perfect for automated garages. Plus, these are an excellent choice if you want a modern, unique style for your garage door.

The door has a sleek appearance and allows for more insulation than some other garage door options.

Side Hinge

A side hinged garage door is an excellent choice if you want something a bit more unique. Plus, the doors offer effortless access for pedestrians. 

If you use your garage as a workshop, a side-hinged door is an excellent choice. Furthermore, these doors can offer better insulation and are low-maintenance.

Summary

Most of the time, a repair will fix your garage door. However, if you are concerned about safety or security, it may be time to consider a garage door replacement. A garage door replacement can also upgrade the look of your home and improve energy efficiency.

There are many options on the market. Your local installer will be able to take you through all the options they have.

If you want to know more about garage door replacement, call 01744 611 203 to get in touch with our team.

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