As a homeowner, you will face many instances where you’ll need to decide whether to proceed with a repair or consider replacement instead. If you are experiencing problems with your garage door, you’ll need information to help you decide whether garage door repair will get you the resolution you desire or if replacement makes more sense. Here are a few tips that can help you decide:
- Cost – If the cost of the garage door repair is significant, be sure to ask about replacement. This is especially true if your garage door is many years old and will likely keep costing you money in repairs. All the hardware wears out eventually and the garage door itself may not be providing the benefits you want, making replacement the wiser course of action.
- Type of Damage – Consider what is wrong with your garage door. If there is only small cosmetic damage due to a storm or accident, garage door repair could be sufficient. If the damage goes beyond cosmetic and is more structural in nature, replacement might make more sense.
- Quality – If your current garage doors are not the quality or type you want, this usually cannot be resolved with garage door repair. For example, if you keep dealing with warping because of a wood garage door, consider replacing it with a new steel door, galvanized to prevent rust.
- Type of Problem – If there is nothing wrong with the door itself, you can usually get the results you need from garage door repair to resolve issues with the springs, opener, tracks, and other components.
If you would like an honest assessment of your garage door, so you can decide between garage door repair or replacement, call us at HLM Garage Doors & More, LLC. We offer complete garage door services, including maintenance, repair and replacement services.