The life expectancy of a garage door can be anywhere from 15-30 years. Variables that affect its lifespan can include: the quality of the door and hardware as well as the amount of use that the door gets. There are several common causes of why you might want to replace your garage door rather than repair it, and we are going to cover the most popular of these causes in this blog. If you would like a free consultation from the Garage Door Doctors, Contact us today!

Hitting the Garage Door with Your Car

We all occasionally space out while doing common, everyday tasks. Sometimes we do things like forget where we put our keys or absent-mindedly leave our phone at home. And once in a while we make one of those mistakes that ends up costing us a lot of money. We do something like forget to open the garage door before we back out. Unfortunately, this is a common enough occurrence that it made this list, so if this has happened to you, know that you are not alone. 

If you just gently bump your garage door, you might be able to get away with a few simple repairs, but chances are if you’ve hit your door with a vehicle, it is damaged beyond repair and needs to be replaced. Give the Garage Door Doctors a call today to have your garage door repaired or replaced!

Hardware Being Replaced Frequently

If you have replaced your springs, cables, hinges, and other hardware and they just continue to break and cause problems; you are probably better off just replacing everything. This is especially true if you have an older garage door that is near the end of its life expectancy. There’s no reason to continue to put money into repair after repair, when you could just invest one-time, and have a new working garage door for years to come. 

Excessive Noise

Older garage doors, and older garage door opening systems can make an excessive amount of noise. This is typically because they are no longer functioning properly. Hearing noises such as grinding, squeaking, and banging coming from a garage door usually signals to the owner that it needs to be replaced.

New Technology

If you park your vehicle in your garage, then your garage door is something that you use every, single day. If you’ve had your garage for years or it’s so old you don’t even know when it was installed, chances are that technology has made some strides in garage doors since yours was put in place. One of the most common causes of garage door replacement is because people want the most updated technology in their lives, and this includes in their garage door. 

Security and Safety

As technology creates new and exciting options for garage door owners, it can also help protect us. Older garage doors might have malfunctioning or easy to pick locks. Updating your garage door can allow you to ensure the security of you and your family.

In addition to security, there can also be physical safety concerns with older garage doors. Doors are heavy and if they aren’t functioning correctly they could potentially hurt you or a loved one. If the sensors that don’t allow your garage door to close when there is something or someone below it aren’t working properly, imagine the possible results. This is when it is best to invest in a new garage door rather than taking chances.

If Your Garage Door Needs to be Replaced, Contact the Garage Door Doctor Today!

If you’re concerned about the age of your garage door, you find yourself spending more and more money on repairs, or your concerned for the safety and security of your family, it may be time to replace your garage door. The Garage Door Doctor can repair or replace your garage door. Contact us today for a free consultation.