Some people naturally replace the systems in their homes as the systems start to age, but most people wait to see signs of problems. If you're one of those people who wait for the warning signs, the following are red flags that it's time for a new garage door. Here's what you need to know.
1. You Keep Getting Trapped In Your Garage
Does your garage door seem to break down on a regular basis? Are you frequently trapped in your garage because the opener has become stuck? It's time for a fresh start. Get a new door and a new automatic garage door opener to make your life more convenient and predictable.
2. Your Garage Temperature Is Impossible to Control
Older garage doors lack the insulation of newer models, leading to uncomfortable temperatures in your garage during the summer and winter. You can change this by installing a new Thermacore door that keeps the hot air out in summer and prevents the drafts from chilling your garage in winter.
3. You're Spending More for Garage Door Repair Every Year
How much money do you set aside for garage door repair? Is that amount growing with each passing year? If so, you're wasting your hard-earned money on a door that will never perform like it did when it was new. The only way to get back that functionality is to install an all-new system made from quality parts and supported by a good warranty.
4. Your Garage Is Unsafe
Very old garage door systems lack some of the safety features that owners with new garage door systems take for granted. If your automatic garage door opener is lacking features like a photoelectric eye, an automatic reverse feature, and a motion detector, members of your household (including your pets) could be at risk.
These safety features have been required for new doors since the early 1990s, and if your garage door lacks these features, then it's time to install an all-new garage door and automatic garage door opener. If you're not sure whether your garage door has these features, you can test them yourself by waving a broom handle in the path of the closing garage door. Does the door reverse course? If not, have a garage door contractor inspect your door and make recommendations for repair or replacement.
Installing a New Garage Door? Contact Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City
Your home will look beautiful and may be worth more money if you replace your garage door today. If you're ready to install a new garage door, contact Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City for a quote today.