Is it Time to Replace Your Garage Door? Repairs Vs. Replacement

It happens to most of us. Eventually the garage door stops working, or starts making more noise than usual. When this happens, you may be tempted to replace your garage door, but the unplanned expense of a new garage door may make this a less-than-ideal solution for your current budget. In some cases, garage door repairs are a viable solution.

On the other hand, you may be tired of looking at your old garage door. Or maybe you’re tired of keeping up with the maintenance and repairs that an older garage door requires. In which case, it’s probably time to replace your garage door.

If you are undecided about whether repairs or replacement is the best option for you, read on. In this article, we weigh in on both sides of the issue with the pros and cons of both repairs, and replacement.

Read on to see which option’s best for you!

Why Replace?

If your door is rusted, scratched, dented, or damaged, replacement may be a viable option. Cosmetic issues are one of the most common reasons for a new garage door. While cosmetic issues can be addressed and dents can be filled or painted, there’s no guarantee that a new coat of paint will make an older garage door new again.

Another common reason for garage door replacement is damage. If your garage door has been damaged due to high winds, an impact, or other issue, it may be time to replace your door. High wings and impacts can be especially destructive to garage doors, and can cause the door panels, springs, and the track, to become stressed or damaged.

Why Repair?

If your garage door suddenly stops working, chances are it may be able to be repaired. A garage door service professional will be able to assess the damage, and can let you know whether the door can be repaired. A repair technician will usually be able to spot the problem quickly and often the door will be working again in no time.

Additionally, if you notice that your garage door is operating in less-than-optimal condition, there is a good chance that your door can be repaired. Two common issues that garage doors face are becoming unbalanced, or not opening or closing as easily as before. These issues can usually be addressed with torsion spring replacement, or with new tracks.

If your garage door is in need of some help, contact Garage Doctor Denver.

Serving Denver, Colorado and the surrounding area, Garage Doctor Denver provides professional garage door service and replacement, and can provide you with a professional inspection to help you narrow down your options. Visit

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