September 23, 2016

Is It Time for a New Garage Door?

by Sara

Are you throwing good money after bad? Are you continuously fixing your old garage door? At some point constantly putting money into a faulty, old garage door just doesn’t make financial sense.

Does your garage door have a dent in it? This is not only an eyesore but could be a safety issue.

Is your garage door rusted? This is a sign that your garage door is destined to break. Rusted metal parts are a sign of corrosion. Rusted spring coils can be a danger and often break unexpectedly.

Is your garage door making unpleasant noises? This could be a sign of worn out rollers. This is an indication that your garage door may eventually break and cause damage to automobiles, possessions and most important, loved ones.

Is your garage door behaving with slow tendencies? If your garage door tends to respond slowly when you raise or lower it, this could be an indication that it is in need of repair or replacement.

Is your garage door difficult to open? This could be a sign of wear and tear and possible misalignment. A door that jerks open unevenly can pose a tremendous safety hazard. You should periodically inspect springs, cables, rollers and pulleys for signs of wear and corrosion.

Please do not attempt to adjust parts or do any repairs on your own. Parts that have attachments, especially those with high tension springs can be a significant safety hazard. Please leave this to the trained professionals.

Replacing your old worn garage door makes perfect sense if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are unhappy with the outdated appearance.
  • You are putting your house on the market and wish to update the garage door for home resale value and appeal.
  • You are remodeling and converting the garage into living space.

Last but definitely not least:

  • Replacing your garage door makes sense if your current garage door is poorly insulated, has rusty parts, makes squeaky noises, has excessive vibration and broken parts.

Does your garage have living spaces above it? You can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs with an insulated garage door. This garage door will pay for itself with the savings in utility costs.

Another benefit of a properly fitted and insulated garage door is to protect your valuables in bad weather.

Keep in mind that the garage door is one of the most used features in your home. A huge percentage of homeowners use the garage as their front door. They pull their car into the garage and enter the home through the garage and exit the same way. A malfunctioning garage door is frustrating to deal with in our busy lives when you have appointments and you have to get to school and work on time.

A frequently missed benefit of a new garage door system is the security that it provides. A poorly maintained or broken garage door provides easy access for thieves to break into your garage and gain access to your home. Many modern garage doors have sophisticated systems that make it almost impossible for thieves to generate the code that will open the door.

One of the best home investments we can make is the garage door replacement. Real estate experts agree that among the three best investments in remodeling projects is the garage door. It provides a great return on value with the decorative as well as functional value.

We periodically paint our house, redo our gardens, replace our fences and repair or replace our roofs to give our home a lovely, functional exterior.

Just as important is the garage door. It is one of the extremities that first catches our eye when looking at the exterior of a home. A beautiful garage door provides curb appeal, increases the value of your home and of course, provides utility.

If you would like a free estimate with no costs or obligations, we would be happy to assist you. Call the #1 garage door company, AM/PM Door Inc. at 1-800-286-3667.


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