Garage doors are often taken for granted until they stop working properly. If your garage door is old, rusty, or just doesn’t seem to be working right, it might be time for an upgrade! You may not think about your garage door a lot, but it’s well worth investing in an upgrade. Your garage door is an entry point to your home, it’s important that it remains secure, efficient, and strong. In this blog post we will be discussing the main signs that you need a new garage door fitted and why it’s important to do so.
Industrial door manufacturers, Hormann, have helped create this guide to knowing when to upgrade your garage door. Here are a few of the tell-tale signs below.
Your door makes concerning noises as it opens and closes
There are a few signs that your garage door needs replacing that you should be aware of, One of the most obvious is if your door makes worrying noises when you open and close it. If you hear loud, clunking or grinding sounds coming from the mechanism, then this is usually an indication that parts within it may be worn out and need to be replaced as soon as possible. Unusual noises can be a sign that your door is damaged in some way, making it less secure.
It’s important that your garage door is as secure as possible, with it being an entrance point into your home.
Your door is not as efficient as it once was
If you’re noticing that your garage door is taking a longer time to open and close then this is a sign that it may need to be replaced. If you’ve had your garage door for a long time and it becomes increasingly more difficult to open and close it, it could be a sign that something on the inside isn’t working as it should. At this point it may be best to say goodbye and consider a new and improved door. There are many different types of automatic garage doors to choose from. Roller shutter doors are a great example.
You’ve had your garage door for a very long time
If you’ve had your garage door for many years, it’s time for a new one. Industrial doors become less secure and efficient over time, so if you’ve had yours for a while you may notice this. An industrial garage door that hasn’t received proper maintenance over the years is likely to need replacing. If you’ve noticed any of the other tell-tale signs and you know you’ve had your door for a while, it’s time for a new one.
Your garage door is letting a draft in
If you’ve started to notice that your garage door is letting a draft in, it’s a sign that something is wrong. Your garage door should be secure and well-installed. If you find a draft is being let in then this could be because there has been damage done to the door or it’s developed a fault.
If you decide to install a new garage door, make sure to have regular maintenance checks to get the most out of it.