How to Tell When it’s Time for Garage Door Replacement

Although garage doors are designed to last for many years, they do not last forever, which means they will need to be replaced sooner or later. Of course, it can be a challenge to determine when it’s time for garage door replacement vs. getting it repaired. Our team at Access Garage Doors of Tallahassee has the specialized knowledge you need to be able to make that judgment call, and in this article, we’ll go over a few things to look at in order to make the right choice.

  • Loud Noises- Although all garage doors will make some noise as they open and close, if your mechanism suddenly increases in volume, then it may be time for garage door replacement. In particular, pay attention to any screeching, banging, or rattling sounds, as these are all signs of mechanical problems. We will thoroughly inspect your garage door and its mechanisms and make our recommendation for replacement or repair based on our findings.
  • Slow Response- Another sign that it may be time for garage door replacement is a slow or delayed response to your press of the button to open or close it. This decrease in speed is generally a sign of a problem with your garage door or the opening mechanism, so we encourage you to call our team to get it checked out.
  • Frequent Repairs- A third thing to consider when deciding between garage door replacement or repair is how often you’ve had problems with the door in the past. If you have had to get your garage door repaired multiple times in the past few years, then it may be time to stop using temporary fixes and replace your door with a new model.
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