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To Replace or Repair the Garage Door

When Spring rolls around, most of us find ourselves re-evaluating our homes and our belongings. We try to clean things up, replacing or repairing things around our home so they look and function their best for the coming summer months.

Garage doors should be one of those items on your list. You garage doors can be a big deal when it comes to improving the look and functionality of your home. 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, you may be realizing that there are a few dents and broken panels on the door; or perhaps it seems to be out of balance and isn't closing properly. Either way, you've decided that something has to be done with the garage door. But the question is: do you replace it or repair it?

The easy answer: if the cost of repairing the garage door 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 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 opening system (the track and motor), causing further damage. To protect the opening system of your garage door, it is highly recommended to replace the doors. If the problem is functionality; a door that works only intermittently, or 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. We can help point you in the right direction as to whether you should repair or replace.




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From all of us at Central MN Door Service, we wish you a safe, and healthy Easter Season!