Author : Nick Messe
Garage doors can take a lot of abuse from daily use as well as accidents that happen during playtime. Minor damage may occur from the frequent opening and closing of the doors in order to shelter your vehicles. Other damage can include weather damage such as heavy rain, hail and snow. Over time this can cause the door of your garage to become quite battered and eventually require it to be replaced.
Children often use garage doors as a target when practicing sports such as hockey, football or tennis. This can lead to a garage door becoming quite dented and unattractive. The impact from hockey pucks, basketballs or other types of sports equipment frequently hitting the door of your garage can create further damage beyond cosmetic dents. It can lead to the tracks, hinges and cables becoming worn or damaged. This may also occur from very constant opening and closing of the garage door.
Some repairs can be made to keep a door of your garage in service longer before it needs to be replaced. Garage door windows that have been broken can often be replaced for a fee, or panels that have become severely dented can have a new one popped in. Hardware such as the cables, tracks and hinges can often be easily replaced by an individual or preferably a professional depending upon the location of the problem. The cost of these repairs can vary from inexpensive to costly depending upon the severity of the damage.
When a garage door becomes very beat up in appearance, or requires more and more repairs in order to stay functional, it may be time to consider replacement. Replacing a garage door is best handled by a professional, who will ensure that the new door and its hardware are fully functional and properly installed. If you have children who count on the convenience of the door as they exit and enter each day, you'll want to be absolutely sure the door is working perfectly.
A new garage door can add new life to a home's appearance and increase its resale value. A battered door may still function but the appearance will certainly not make it attractive to prospective buyers. Replacing it with a newer garage door can brighten a home in many ways such as doors that have more windows, allowing more light to enter. New doors may also include state-of-the-art openers and a new entry system that can make a garage opener easier and more secure.
Replacing a garage door may also help with heating costs as the seals around new doors may be more sturdy and fit better. Dents and damage can allow cold air or rain inside the garage, which can lead to increased heating costs or water damage. Replacement garage doors come in a variety of styles from rapid roll to full size and sectional doors in various finishes. Windowed garage doors can also add a nice touch to the exterior and lots more light inside.
Quality Overhead Door Inc is a family owned and operated professional Toledo OH garage door installation business, serving N.W. Ohio and S.E. Michigan for over 25 years. We offer residential, commercial and industrial garage doors, openers, dock equipment and more.