When Should You Replace Your Garage Door and Garage Parts?

Garage doors are the most technologically advanced portion of your home. The first wooden garage doors are barn doors that swung open by splitting the middle. Modern garage doors can be operated from your mobile phone through Wi-Fi connections.

A working garage door is essential for performing everyday tasks and safeguarding your home from attacks and burglary. The price you pay for living with a damaged garage door may be far greater than the cost of repairing it. A small crack in the garage door leads to increased air circulation and in turn more reasons for damage.

Garage Replacement Indicators

Our expert will now explore the several factors that indicate when you should replace either your garage parts or the entire garage door.

Residue or Black Marks

Garage doors should ideally appear plain and clean. Check to make sure there is no residue below or near the door as it could cause obstruction. The residue may be coming from the garage door itself. Black marks on the exterior of the garage door are an indication of the wear of the rail or opener trolley. In these instances, you have to replace or adjust the door.

Worn Rollers, Bearings, or Springs

Garage doors that operate smoothly make little noise and all you hear are the garage rollers sound. These sounds are common and if you hear a squeaking or popping sound, then there may be a problem with the rollers or bearings. You may sometimes hear a firecracker-like noise if the tension springs or torsion springs are broken. If you see the garage door springs hanging out, don’t fret. A professional garage door technician can repair it. 

Warping or Crack

Residential garage doors are prone to warps and cracks on long usage. If they are not maintained properly, the warping rate will be high. Depending on the warping rate of the garage door panels, you may need to replace some parts or the entire garage. Cracks are caused due to the long usage of the doors and lack of maintenance. Garage doors get cracked over time. If they are not sealed and repainted, you may need a replacement at the earliest.

If you have to constantly repair and maintain your garage door opener, consider replacing the whole system. It may save you money in the long run. Along with the cost of constant repairing, you may be prone to more energy bills with a worn-out garage door.

Garage doors and their parts get worn out over time. Without annual maintenance, they won’t last five years, whereas well-maintained garage doors look new even after 20 years.

Fix Your Garage Issues

What will you do if your garage door doesn’t open in time while it’s pouring outside or if your child or pet gets stuck inside? To prevent such unpleasant scenarios from occurring, we suggest getting an annual maintenance contract with a professional garage door company such as Tip Top Garage Doors.

If anything is wrong with your garage door tracks and need a service, how small it is, we are here to help you. We have been in the garage door industry since 2010 and are trusted professionals in Nashville.

If you are a homeowner or business owner in Nashville, contact Tip Top Garage Doors and eliminate your emergency garage door repair work. We provide preventive maintenance instead of waiting for a problem to erupt. 

Call Tip Top Garage Doors at (615) 696-7300 for a local garage door company serving Nashville and surrounding areas. You can also fill out our form to get in touch with our technicians.