Most garage doors are designed to last up to 15,000 uses, and while that may seem like a lot, in our experience here at Race City Garage Door, the fifteen thousandth use tends to come sooner than people expect. In this article, our team will go over a few ways to tell when your garage door is nearing the end of its lifespan, so you can schedule a garage door replacement before your current door breaks down altogether.
- Noise – While your garage door will always make some noise as it opens and closes, if it starts to sound a lot louder, or to make noticeable grinding or squealing noises, then it’s probably time to get a new one. Our team can inspect your current door to determine whether you need a complete garage door replacement or whether it’s possible to fix the problem with your current door.
- Sagging – Another way to tell if you need a garage door replacement is to look at how the door hangs in its track. Your garage door should be even and level across the bottom, rather than sagging in the middle or tilting to one side—if you notice either of these issues, we encourage you to give us a call to have our experts take a look.
- Visible Damage – Lastly, you should definitely schedule a garage door replacement if your current garage door has visible signs of damage, such as rusted metal or rotting wood. Once these problems set in, they will only get worse over time, so it’s best to replace your garage door sooner rather than later.