Article by Courtney Garage Doors
Everyone knows that replacing your garage door is likely to be a lot more expensive than repairing it but sometimes you don’t have the choice. However, it is important to be aware that in some cases you don’t need a whole new door and some repairs will have it good as new. Realistically, a garage door specialist should always inform you whether your door needs repairing rather than replacing, saving you money, however, not all of these companies have your best interests at heart. So we’ve put together a checklist for you to determine whether you need your door replaced or you can just get it repaired.
In Need Of Repair
Of course, over time your garage door is going to get a few scuffs and scrapes, but if you are concerned about the appearance of your door, you don’t need to worry. All you need is a fresh coat of paint and your door will look good as new.
If you have noticed your door getting jammed or just running really slowly, this can usually be an easy fix. There could be something stuck in the tracks or may just need some oil, keeping your garage door maintained regularly should help you avoid this problem.
Sometimes you may see that the top of your garage door is starting to sag, as long as the door is perfectly fine otherwise, then this will be an easy fix. Take a look at the screws that are holding the door at the top before getting a replacement, sometimes they have come loose and need retightening.
Need A New Door
Sometimes you may only have a small problem with your garage door but because the door itself is so old, you might not be able to find the right parts to fix the problem. Also, older garage doors can sometimes be dangerous too as they lack basic features. In this case, it might be time for a new garage door.
If your door has been hit hard by a car and the door is damaged badly then it may be unfixable but you can always get a repairman round to take a look at the damage. However, the worst thing you can do is nothing, when the damage happened it may have been able to be repaired, however, if it is left unfixed it can weaken the entire door and lead to it needing to be replaced.
Free No-Obligation Quote
If you are unsure as to whether your garage door needs repairing or replacing then contact our team at Courtney Garge Doors today and we promise to never sell you a new garage door if we think we can repair your old one. Call us today on 07947 779 493 or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.