Garage Door Repair vs. Replacement After Storm Damage

Your garage door can experience wear and tear and even severe damage due to bad weather. If a storm has damaged parts of your garage door system, it is crucial to make the decision to replace parts or install a new setup as soon as possible.

Luckily, Liberty Door and Awning specializes in garage door installation and repair after a storm. Together, we will help you decide if your system is eligible for repair or calls for replacement.

What to Do After a Garage Door Is Damaged

The best course of action after an intense storm is to assess any damage to your garage door system. Home and business owners can approach the repair or replacement process by identifying devastation in the forms of appearance, functionality and structural integrity. Understand your options with the following guide:

  • Appearance: Storms frequently cause damage that alters the look of your door. Swapping out panels for curb appeal is an effective solution.
  • Functionality: If debris blows into your garage door, replacement may be more cost-effective than repair. Making the call for repair or replacement will depend on the age of your door and whether or not the device still opens and shuts properly.
  • Structural integrity: Structural damage harms both appearance and functionality. Strong winds have the potential to warp your garage door. Your choice of repair or replacement boils down to how much of your system remains secure and safe to use.

Repairing a Garage Door Due to Storm Damage

The only times you need an entirely new garage door system are if a storm lifts several panels, your garage door was malfunctioning before or components have exceeded their expected lifespan. Many times, repairing an existing garage door system is less expensive than a full replacement. After noticing imperfections in your garage door, contact a professional for assistance.

The experts at Liberty Door and Awning focus on the following components for repairs:

  • Pulley mechanisms
  • Safety cables
  • Torsion springs
  • Extension spring cables
  • Vertical, horizontal and curved tracking
  • Panels
  • Weatherstripping
  • And more

Replacing a Garage Door Due to Storm Damage

Replacing your garage door is worthwhile for an all-new look to your home. If you are planning to move in the near future, a new garage door enhances resale value and curb appeal. In the event that a storm causes exterior damage across your home, changing your entry door and garage door configuration may be necessary.

Liberty Door and Awning recommends installing a new garage door if your setup shows rust and if replacement sections are difficult to find. Winds and heavy rainfall can often be the last straw for garage doors that are overdue for replacement.

Contact Liberty Door and Awning for Garage Door Maintenance and Installations

Liberty Door and Awning is the leading Clopay® Garage Door Dealer in the state of New Jersey. For over 20 years, we have served Atlantic, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties with garage door maintenance services as well as repairs. If you are in need of a new Clopay® Garage Door or require replacement parts, contact Liberty Door and Awning for more information.

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