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When To Arrange A Garage Door Repair Or Replacement

There are various types of garage doors, whether that’s electric, up and over, wooden or sectional. No matter what type of garage door you have, a garage door is key to your home’s exterior and safety, keeping your home and belongings safe. That’s why it's crucial to regularly maintain and check the functionality and appearance of your garage door, to ensure it operates correctly at all times.

A damaged or faulty garage door can require immediate attention from a specialist to prevent any risk to you, your family or the safety of your home. It’s important to be aware of any minor faults or issues you come across with your garage door. Addressing minor garage door faults before they worsen can save money and property damage in the future. 

Here are 3 things to consider if you think your garage door needs to be repaired or replaced:

  1. Don’t ignore the little things

A minor fault isn’t always a reason for immediate concern, however, if you notice something is not quite right with your garage door it’s definitely worth giving it a further inspection. This could be things like your garage door opening and closing more slowly than normal or it making an unusual noise during operation.

Although small at first, these problems can quickly worsen, and could even cost you a whole new garage door because of a relatively minor fault that wasn’t looked after. Give our team a call and we can attend if you notice any unusual creaking, banging or vibrating noises or performance issues as soon as possible.

  1. Look out for mechanical problems

One main reason for concern can be when a garage door fails to open and close properly. This can be caused by the cables inside the mechanism becoming twisted or severed. In an electric garage door, broken cables can result in the door closing suddenly, with the risk of potential injury. If your garage door is fitted with an electrical operating system, a severed cable can cause shock injuries.

At any point, if you suspect a cable issue or operational mishap, call in an engineer immediately. In these scenarios, we recommend you avoid operating the door until a specialist has inspected any issues for your safety.

  1. Think you need to replace your existing garage door?

At Power Doors, we have a dedicated team of garage door specialists with over 25 years of experience in the trade. Our team will always look to attempt a repair on your garage door before proposing a new replacement. In certain situations where a new garage door is recommended, we are here to talk you through all the options available to you as well as the best possible solutions for your home. A new, strong and reliable garage door will add a lot of value to your home.

One of the main reasons for considering a replacement garage door is if your existing one becomes damaged, either through force or rusting and wear and tear. In this case, your garage door can lose its integrity and replacing it may be the best option.

Chat to Power Doors Today!

At Power Doors we specialise in electric garage doors. From garage door servicing & repairs to a new garage door installation or conversion, our dedicated team of experts can help you make the right choice. Contact us today to discuss garage door repair options.

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