You probably rely on your garage doors to work and to work well. You can ensure that this happens by always choosing an experienced company to install the highest-quality possible garage doors.
With that said, however, even the very best garage doors do not last forever. The good news is that, when your garage doors are experiencing issues and are in need of replacement, you will typically experience at least one or, in some cases, several warning signs that will alert you it’s time.
The key is simply to be aware of the warning signs and to ensure that you address them as quickly as they possible.
Issues With Opening and Closing
To start off with, one of the first indicators that you may need to replace your garage doors is if you notice that the doors are not opening and closing properly. This could mean that the door doesn't close or open completely or that the doors don't respond when you try to open or close them.
Whatever the case may be, improperly functioning garage doors pose a security issue and a real concern. Depending on what the issue is, you may be able to repair your doors instead of replacing them, but you must have them looked at by a professional to know for sure.
Your Garage Doors Make Strange Sounds
Garage doors that are functioning properly will typically not make a lot of noise. If you start to notice that your doors screech or squeal when you attempt to use them, know that it may be time for a replacement.
These odd noises can be due to a lot of different problems, such as a bad spring, the need for lubrication or doors that have simply been worn out. However, you can't know what the issue is for sure or if you'll need to replace them until you have your doors inspected by a professional.
Your Garage Door Has Sagging Sections
It may surprise you to learn that, with time and wear, parts or even all of your garage door may start to sag. Sagging indicates there is an issue with the tension spring or with the doors themselves.
Unfortunately, this sign can be a bit more difficult to notice than some of the others mentioned, which is why you should regularly have your garage doors tested for overall balance on a regular basis as instructed by your garage door professionals.
You can also check, however, to ensure that the garage door and all parts of it rise and close as expected. If, while the doors are closing, you or a professional garage expert notice other issues that could indicate sagging, it is likely time for a replacement of some of your garage door sections.
Your Garage Doors Pop Open
There is nothing worse than securely closing your garage door in the morning only to find it gaping open when you return in the evening.
When this happens, you are probably dealing with a garage door that has lost its security features and needs to be replaced. If you feel confident that you closed your garage door and you then find it part way or fully open, you will certainly want to have it looked at by a professional.
If you have experienced any of these signs, then it is time to call in the professionals. Fortunately, you can easily turn to the garage door experts at Pro Overhead Door. Their experienced, professional team can repair and replace your garage doors. They can also inspect your garage door and perform maintenance to keep it functioning properly on a regular basis.