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Is it Time for a Garage Door Replacement? Know the Signs

By: webadmin | February 10, 2017

Garage doors do last a while, but eventually, everyone needs a garage door replacement.

Luckily, your garage will start to tell you when it is getting too worn out to do the job, and if you catch it early, you could avoid the cost of a last-minute repair.

Why Replace?

Your garage door is there to protect your car as well as the belongings that you store in the garage. It keeps rodents and wildlife out, and the elements away from your delicate items. While they are an investment, the garage doors will last a few decades and the motor possibly just as long (if you maintain it, of course).

4 Signs its Time for a Garage Door Replacement

  • Odd Noises

When you open your garage door, are you greeted with loud noises, screeching, and a sound that can be heard throughout the house? Noises such as these may be a sign that you have failing components and it is time for a replacement.

  • The Door is No Longer Balanced

Springs that hold your garage door in place will wear out. If the door is rattling and shaking as it opens, it puts excess strain on the motor. Also, if the door is no longer balanced, it could fall instead of staying in place – a serious safety hazard.

  • You Have Visible Damage

Did you accidentally back into the door once? Perhaps it was damaged in a recent storm? If there is physical damage to the door, such as cracks, dents, and holes, it is time for a garage door replacement.

  • Utility Bills are Increasing

A good garage door will lower your heating and cooling costs inside because it is helping you maintain the temperature inside the garage. If your door is more than 20 years old, it is time for an upgrade to something more energy-efficient.

Call Universal Garage Door for Your Garage Door Replacement or Service

Are the signs telling you that it’s time to replace?

Give the team at Universal Garage Door Services a call.

We are proud Liftmaster dealers and with a Liftmaster, you know you will have a door that lasts. When it is time to replace, our team will come out and take the measurements and provide you with a hassle-free quote.

Give us a call today at 801-784-4550 or contact us online with your garage door concerns.

Universal Garage Door Services
2150 South 1300 East, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 784-4550