Your garage door, just like the rest of your home’s exterior, is constantly exposed to the elements. Add that to the wear and tear of daily use and, eventually, aesthetically and mechanically, your existing garage door will give out. Throughout its life, your garage door will require maintenance and a few repairs but at some point, it will probably need to be replaced. How can you tell when it’s time for new garage door installation?
With age, most mechanical devices no longer perform the way they did when they were new. The same is true of your garage door. If your door seems rickety and is moving slowly, it is time to consult a garage door professional. They will be able to assess if the performance of your garage can be improved with a repair or if you need to consider new garage door installation.
Because of constant use and exposure, it is not uncommon for your garage door to require occasional repair. If the repairs are becoming necessary more often and you have the garage door professional on speed dial, it is probably time to stop having the door repaired. The cost of the continual repairs will add up and would be better invested in new garage door installation.
An old garage door that is no longer functioning at its peak will not only be inefficient, it could also be unsafe. New models are constructed from more weather resistant materials that also provide greater insulation benefits, keeping the cold out and the heat in. This is achieved by bottom seals, weather strips, and sealing joints to keep the wind from entering the garage.
A new garage door will also provide better safety features than your existing door. Since 1993, the light sensor safety feature has been a requirement for new garage door installation. The sensor casts a beam of light 4 to 6 inches above the garage floor. If something breaks the beam of light and is potentially obstructing the door, the door will automatically stop. This is crucial to preventing personal injury. It can also prevent damage to the door and any personal property that is left in its path.
In many cases, your garage is attached to your house, providing direct entry to your home. Even if your garage is detached, you are probably storing valuable belongings inside. An old garage door that is in disrepair will offer little resistance against an intruder. Newer models also have built-in security features that will prohibit entry without the use of a remote or a security code punched into a keypad.
Whether you are considering selling your house or you plan on staying put, the appearance of your home is important. Your garage door typically makes up 30-40% of the front of your house. It won’t matter how good the yard or the rest of the house looks. An old outdated garage door will greatly detract from your home’s appearance.
Upgrade with New Garage Door Installation
You take pride in your home and you want it to be as safe and secure as possible. New garage door installation completed by a professional will provide both beauty and protection for your home and your family.
Liberty Door and Awning is a family owned and operated awning, window and door business. We have proudly provided the residents of New Jersey with quality products since 1968. New garage door installation is one our specialties in addition to our other professional services.
As the largest Clopay Garage Door Dealer in New Jersey for over 20 years, we can confidently say we offer the best garage doors for your home. Let us help you choose the perfect garage door for your home.