Most home owners are quick to spot things inside the house that need to be repaired or replaced…squeaky doors, drafty windows, leaky taps. But how much thought do we give to our garage doors? Read on to learn the signs that indicate it may be time to start thinking about a replacement.
Opening the Door Reminds You of a Horror Movie
When your door is working well, you'll barely notice the sounds coming from the motor and the door itself. If you start to dread opening your door because of the spooky sounds it makes, it's definitely time to have your entire door examined, and possibly replaced.
Your Energy Bills Are Cause for Alarm
You open your energy bill first thinking it's not going to be much. Then suddenly your eyes pop out of your head in horror. You know your house is energy efficient so the only other problem could be your garage. Firstly, if your door is surrounded by gaps, your home is losing a lot of heat and your heating system has to work harder. If gaps aren't the problem, your door could be the problem. Older motors are not as energy efficient as newer ones and they consume much more power. To lower your bills it may be worthwhile getting your door replaced.
Everything Looks Uneven
Over time it's inevitable that your door and all of its components will start to function less efficiently. Your door may not close evenly, may take longer to open and close, or may seems to tilt more on one side then the other. All of these are signs of wear and tear and the simplest solution could be a new door.
While there is a possibility that all of these problems just need a skilled hand to fix them, you need to consider the cost of repairs against the cost of a new door. If you are worried that your old door is starting to drain your finances, then your best option is to talk to our experts at Garage Door Repair Portland about your options. Contact us today!