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Invest and Replace: 4 Obvious Signs You Need a New Garage Door

Did you know that 94.5% of the money is recouped when you replace your garage door? If your door has been acting a bit funny this can pose serious safety risks to you and your family and it might be time to upgrade to a new garage door.

Keep reading for the top signs that it is time to invest and replace.

1. Noise and Malfunctions

If you are constantly hearing garage door noises and the door does funny things like it gets stuck or stops moving in the middle of opening or closing then this is a sign that you want to either tackle the job yourself with help from sites like or hire a professional.

2. Door Won’t Open or Close

If your door will not open or close this is an obvious sign that the door has to be replaced. It might not be opening or closing if the cables are broken or are worn or if the opener has stripped a gear.

Another cause of the door not opening and closing is that the springs are causing the problem. Worn springs will cause the door to halfway open at times.

3. Comes Off Its Tracks

Sometimes a garage door will come off its tracks if a vehicle runs into the door or when one or both of the rollers either wear down or break off. Also, if one of the lift cables breaks it will have the garage door come off its tracks.

Coming off its tracks is something that you want to take seriously because it can lead to serious injuries for anyone that is trying to open or close the garage door manually.

4. Out of Balance

If the garage door has been out of balance and you have let it go then one of the springs might end up getting more worn than the other. Eventually, this spring will end up snapping and it will increase the workload when your garage door is opening.

One of the ways that you can tell the garage door is out of balance is if the door looks like it is sagging. Another way to tell that it is out of balance is if it is not closing evenly.

If you have a feeling it is a bit out of balance you can shut off the automatic opener and manually open and close the door to its halfway point. If the door continues to go up or down it means that something is out of alignment.

Ready to Upgrade Your New Garage Door?

Now that you have our top tips to upgrade your new garage door you can make an informed decision whether or not it is time to make the investment or wait a bit longer. Remember if the door is posing a danger to your family or your vehicles do not put it off if you want to avoid a terrible accident.

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