Garage Door Replacements—Know When To Get A New Door

Posted on: 26 June 2017


Does your home have a damaged garage door that you wonder whether or not you should replace? There are several situations that warrant replacement doors, but some homeowners seek to repair their doors, not realizing that replacing their doors is the better long-term solution.

Perhaps you are wondering how you can tell whether you will need a new garage door installation or garage door repairs. In many cases, a visual observation can help you make this determination. You can call a professional to inspect the door to confirm whether it can be repaired. The following are scenarios that likely indicate that you will need a new garage door.


It is possible that your garage door is still covered by a warranty depending on its age. This would make it sensible to replace the door while it is still covered if it is giving you issues. If you wait or continue to make repairs, you might end up eventually needing to replace the door and pay the cost for the replacement. Even if your door is not under warranty, replacing it might be sensible if it is showing signs of age that require frequent attention. 


This is indicative of parts that may be failing. It is possible that you might be able to get replacement parts, but if there is a significant amount of rust present, replacing the entire door system is likely ideal. The signs of rust could be indicative that the door is allowing moisture to intrude. This means that even if you get replacement parts, the new parts might eventually get rusted too. 

Dents and Scratches

Huge dents and deep scratches on garage doors make them aesthetically unappealing. Some dents cannot be removed from doors. This leaves homeowners needing to make a decision about whether or not the appearance of their doors is enough of an eyesore to proceed with replacing them. Sometimes cosmetic imperfections such as dents can interfere with how well garage doors operate. Panel replacements are likely necessary for this type of issue. 

A garage door installation company is a good resource to use for installations and repairs. They can also help you to determine whether you should consider a different type of door based on the type of damage your current door has. For example, if you have dents and dings that are the result of your children playing close to the door, a more durable door might cost more but be able to withstand the wear and tear it will go through.

For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Able Door Company.