If you have a damaged garage door, such as a broken panel, a door that is off balance or a door that won’t open or close properly, you will be asking yourself, “should I repair my garage door or should I replace my garage door?”
Obviously, if the cost to repair your garage door repair or replacement exceeds a new garage door, the door should be replaced. If not, however, there will be a few factors to consider.
Repair vs Replacement
Structural Damage: Structural damage would be something like a warped door, caused by severe weather or extreme temperature conditions. In this instance, you will need to replace the doors entirely. There are several options to choose from such as a wooden door or a new steel door, galvanized to prevent rust. Contact Atlanta Entry Systems for more information.
Cosmetic Damage: This consists of chipped paint, a cracked panel or faded paint. This really doesn’t affect the functionality of the door but no longer looks good. Cosmetic damage can be the result of age or weather and is usually more cost-effective to repair. However, if your door is close to 10 years old or more, and are experiencing other types of repair issues, you would be wise to go ahead and replace it. A new garage door may be a better match for your home and even enhance its overall curb appeal.
Functionality: If your door gets stuck, opens or closes too slowly, or only opens sporadically, the decision to repair or replace will depend on the extent of the issues. If you just need to replace the springs but the rest of the door itself is in good shape, you may want to opt for garage door repair.
Whether you decide to repair or replace your garage door, Atlanta Entry Systems has the answers. We have a selection of new garage doors to choose from in a wide variety of styles, and we’re sure to find one that’s right for you. When it comes to new garage door price we are extremely competitive.
Contact us today and we’ll be more than happy to assess your situation and help you determine whether a repair or a replacement is best.