To Replace or Repair the Garage Door

When spring rolls around, most of us find ourselves re-evaluating our homes and our possessions. We try to clean things up and replace or repair things to look their best for the coming summer months. The garage, and garage doors are no different.

Garage doors can be a big deal when it comes to improving the look and functionality of our homes. Not only are garage doors used on average far more than your front door, but they are also one of the first things people see when they look at your house. After a long, hard winter, we may be notice that there are a few more dents and broken panels on the door; or perhaps the door seems to be out of balance or isn't closing properly. Either way, you've decided that something has to be done with the garage door. But the question is: do we replace it or repair it?

The easy answer: if the cost of repairing the old garage door nears or exceeds the cost of getting a new garage door, then it's time to get a new garage door.

A more thorough answer: take a more in-depth look at the type of problem(s). Cosmetic damage, such as fading or chipped paint, is almost always going to be more cost effective to repair rather than replace. Structural damage, such as a warped door, can affect the track and overall functionality of your garage door, causing more damage. To protect the entire system, it is highly recommended to replace the door. If the problem seems to be with the garage door opener — such as a door that works only intermittently, opens too slowly, or makes too much noise — then the decision to repair or replace will depend on the extent of the problem.

If you are dealing with a garage door that is more than 10 years old, it may be best to replace it rather than to repair it.

Contact us at Central MN Door Service and let us help you with all your garage door needs.

From all of us at Central MN Door Service, Happy Easter!