When Should I Replace My Garage Door?

When something breaks or needs to be updated within your house, you either repair or replace it. The same should go with your garage door.

Every year, we vow to all sorts of resolutions. From eating healthier to being more productive, when January rolls in, we aim to achieve all these personal goals. But what goals do you set for your home? A new garage door perhaps?

A garage door covers up to one-third of your house’s exterior. With that much visibility, you want your garage door to stand out and enhance your curb appeal. A stunning, new garage door could also raise your asking price if you have any plans of selling your house.

Here are three points to help you decide if it’s time to replace your garage door—just in time for the New Year.

1. Your Current Garage Door Doesn’t Complement the Style of Your House

Whether you want a more modern design or you just want to try a different siding colour, there comes a time when you want to freshen up the look of your house. A complete overhaul happens and you're left with a garage door that no longer matches your house’s new style.

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If that’s the case, then it’s probably time to get a new garage door that complements the overall new look of your house. If your garage door doesn’t align with your new exterior, your house will look disjointed and choppy. Every piece should flow together seamlessly.

2. Your Garage Door Is Broken Beyond Repair

If the springs on your garage door break frequently, or you hear strange noises coming from the door, chances are that your door is old and needs to be updated. It’s time to take action and consider getting a new garage door.

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Here are some instances when you should consider getting a new garage door:

  • Your current garage door either opens and closes quickly, or doesn’t operate at all. This can be dangerous if it suddenly shuts down and someone or something is directly below it.

  • You’re hearing loud, screeching noises that don’t go away even after applying lubrication on the squeaky parts.

  • Your current garage door is completely worn off—weatherstripping is in poor condition, holes and cracks are everywhere, paint is mostly stripped off and rust is visible.

  • Broken garage door cables or springs are beyond repair.

3. You Simply Want a New Garage Door

There’s no denying that a modern, brand new garage door instantly boosts curb appeal. In some instances, if you simply want to update your garage door, then go for it. This will also contribute to the overall resale value of your home.

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There are three main reasons why your garage door helps determine the property value of your house.

  • A new garage door enhances your street view (aka curb appeal). If your house has a cohesive, stylish appearance that looks stunning from the outside, it’ll definitely attract more prospective buyers to take a peek inside.

  • A garage door with a high insulation rating increases your property value by 4%. Not only that, it’ll also help save money on monthly energy costs. You can read this post to learn more about R-value and why it is important.

  • A modern garage door, with safety features, secures your property for years to come. Homebuyers look for these kinds of extra features and having a top-notch garage door will entice them to consider your house.

Although a garage door seems like a small aspect of your home, it has a bigger impact than you might think. A beautiful, functional garage door enhances your house’s aesthetics and resale value. Contact your nearest Creative Door branch and we’ll help you find your dream garage door.

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