Noticeable Dents & Dings
Dents can sometimes (but not always) be removed. If the damage in your door is permanent and visible, it could degrade the aesthetics and value of your entire home.
In some cases, a professional can repair or replace parts for you without having to install an entire new garage door system.
Springs, cables, your garage door opener, rollers, hinges, and other hardware can often be replaced as long as the failing parts haven’t damaged the main structure of your system or the door itself. If they have, it’s likely you will need to replace the whole thing.
Another major component to watch is the wiring in your garage. If it’s malfunctioning, it could result in your door falling to the ground unexpectedly and smashing anything in its path.
An old garage door system can pose multiple problems for you. As parts wear down, your garage door could start malfunctioning and break down more frequently. Also, older doors won’t be equipped with the latest technology or insulation. Garage doors today are much more energy efficient, durable, and dependable than they were 15 or 20 years ago.
If your garage door doesn’t start moving promptly after pushing the button on your opener, consider it a red flag. The problem could be as simple as dying batteries or as serious as broken springs or pulleys. Regardless of the reason behind your slow-moving door, it needs to be diagnosed immediately. Get a professional’s opinion so you know how to proceed.