Your automatic garage door may start to have trouble that appears to come out of nowhere. While the system is basic, there are small things that can happen that cause your door to stop working. A small pebble can get kicked up and stuck in your track, causing your door to stop and reverse direction. Issues with the power supply can prevent your door from opening or closing. A bumped photo sensor can make it impossible for you to shut your door completely.
Do you have a garage door that is out of shape and in need of replacement? If so, you may be debating if you are ready to make this big household purchase. Here are some reasons to move forward with a home garage door replacement.
Improved Resale Value
It's possible that you can get a back some of the money spent on your garage door when you consider the potential resale value of it.
Garage doors can be quite fragile — they have to be. The actual panels need to be lightweight to be so that they can be easily opened and closed by such a relatively small motor. That is, it would be very impractical to have a thick wooden or steel garage panel on a residential property. You would need to have an unreasonably heavy duty, loud, and high voltage motor to open and close your garage doors.
If your tow truck accidentally backed into your garage's metal overhead door and the metal surface is dented, you will need to have the door repaired or replaced. Assess the damage, attempt to make repairs, or seek the guidance of a contractor who designs and installs doors.
Visually Inspect The Damage And Make Repairs
Before throwing in the towel and assuming that the door isn't able to be salvaged, visually inspect the metal surface.
When it comes to home maintenance, the garage door can tend to be an overlooked part of the house. But you'll certainly wish you had paid more attention to it the moment it gets stuck while you're trying to park your car. If you want to keep your garage door in great condition for years to come, here are four maintenance tips that can help.
Lube It Up
Your garage door's moving parts are big fans of lubricating solvents.