When’s the Best Time of Year to Upgrade My Garage Door?

Garage doors take a lot of punishment. In fact, did you know that they open and close on average 1,500 times a year and do so while standing up to all kinds of weather? Plus, they’re one of the most visible parts of your property, meaning you may need to upgrade your door if you decide to change the outside of your home or even your landscaping!

If you’re considering a new garage door and aren’t sure when you should get it installed, here are some reasons why spring and summer might be one of the best times to plan for a brand new garage door.

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Repair Damage Before It’s Too Late

Canadian winters can be difficult, if not downright unforgiving, and your garage door system can take a beating from the ice, wind, snow, and salt. It’s also a lot harder to spot signs of damage during the winter and it’s common to find dents, peeling paint, cracks, and other issues once the ice and snow have cleared.

If you fail to deal with these problems, rain and summer humidity could cause the door to become severely damaged which, in turn, could harm the other components of the system. Replacing a damaged door in the spring ensures you won’t have to worry about these additional issues.

Although damage to the door panels and windows is common, you shouldn’t discount the possibility of damage to the other parts of your garage door system, such as the cables and springs. You may also find that your opener needs a tune-up.

The best case scenario is that you'll simply need a repair but, if the damage is severe, it might be time to replace your garage door and opener altogether. Either way, you’ll need to call a professional, because attempting to repair a broken garage door spring, a frayed cable, or even bottom rollers could result in serious, potentially fatal, injuries and property damage. Garage door springs, in particular, are extremely dangerous because of the high amount of tension they’re under. Always seek the help of a garage door professional before attempting to repair or replace your garage door's springs.

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Get the most out of your summer

Another good reason to get your new door installed in the spring is that you’ll be able to enjoy the warmer weather to the utmost. Most people don’t want to spend the summer months supervising renovations, especially not if they have to take time out of their vacation to do so.

Benefit from specials and promotions

For many garage door retailers and manufacturers, springtime is synonymous with savings and sales. This means they're more likely to offer specials or promotions with the purchase of a new garage door. In many cases, you may get a discount on both the door itself and the installation, making this the best time to upgrade your door. Check with a Creative Door ServicesTM team member for which door models are on sale in your city.

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Ensure the work is done as safely as possible

Spring temperatures are ideal for completing home improvements, as it’s not too cold and not too hot. Working in the dead of winter can be dangerous, both because ice and snow make it likely that an accident will happen and because frostbite can be a concern when working outside for a long time.

Similarly, working outside during the summer can lead to heatstroke, which means more frequent breaks are required. The end result is that work completed in the summer or winter may take much longer and expose workers to more risk unless you use a professional company for the installation and repair work.

Note: If your garage door's springs break, or you notice that your door is malfunctioning, you may be tempted to adjust or replace the springs yourself. These springs are wound and stretched tightly and tampering with them could pose a danger to yourself and your property. Always seek the help of a garage door professional before attempting to repair or replace your garage door's springs.

Keep your home safe on planned vacations

Many homeowners spend more time outside and away from home during the summer months, and planned maintenance can often fall to the wayside. Without regular preventative maintenance, there's no guarantee that your garage door system will continue to function safely, which can put you and your family in harm's way. In addition to offering possible burglars an entry point into your home, anything you store in the garage could be at risk. Moreover, you may find that a family of squirrels or other critters has moved in while you were away. Consider upgrading to a newer garage door system or installing smart safety features that let you monitor and control your garage door from virtually anywhere.

Find the Right People for the Job – Call Creative Door Services™

At Creative Door Services™, we carry a wide range of garage doors in a variety of styles. If you’d like to learn more about the brands we carry or would like to get a free quote, contact one of our locations in Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; Kelowna, British Columbia; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Regina, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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