Having a new garage door installed might not be something in the forefront of your mind at the moment. However, it is entirely possible that you simply may not be noticing things that could indicate that your current door is nearing the end of its usefulness. Before a problem occurs, check out the following things you could be ignoring that signal your need for a new garage door.
One of the signals that you are in need of a brand new garage door is that your current one starts to behave strangely. For instance, if you raise the garage door a bit and it continues moving after your hand is away from the button, that could indicate a problem with the torsion springs. Torsion springs are what bear most of the entire door, so to avoid an accident or damage, you may need repairs or a new door with new springs.
It might not bother you to have dents in your door. Depending on the depth of them and how many you have, you may be aware that the dents are unsightly but not think about them. However, dents could present a good reason to have a new door installed.
Dents in the door can interfere with door movement. If you have dents that are deep enough, they could stop the entire door in its track and it could become trapped in one position. For that reason, a new door might be in your future.
While you may not care that you have a very old door, whenever you're ready to sell your house, you might be surprised to learn that your door affects your selling price. That is especially the case if it has no sealing joints, weatherstripping or any of the modern safety features that new garage doors have. Buyers may want a discount for the amount of money they will have to invest in a new door if they should buy the house. If you plan to sell in the next few years, it might be smart to investigate new door installation as soon as you can.
Are you realizing that your current door is doing some of the things discussed in this article? If so, consult a garage door installation contractor so you can talk about what options you may have. You may have a new door installed sooner than you think.