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Every homeowner knows it’s important to have a functioning home. There are parts of your home that will serve you for many years, while others will need replacing. The garage door is a great example of a durable component that may serve you for decades. These doors are designed to go up and down, over and over again. Needless to say, investing in a good garage door will definitely pay off. But how do you know that there is a problem with your door? Here are the signs that you might need to replace your garage door.

Wear and Tear May Require You to Replace Your Garage Door

Your garage door is one of the first things that people see as they approach your home. It needs to be clean and attractive to make a good first impression. People assume that what is on the outside reflects the inside of a home.

When you notice minor wear and tear on your garage door, then it is time for a cleaning or to make repairs. However, if the door is dented, stained, or otherwise damaged, it’s time to replace it. Your garage door affects the curb appeal of the whole home.

Replace Your Garage Door if There is Extensive Damage

Your garage door could be damaged by an accidental collision, strong winds, or other factors. If you notice that your door is not in tip-top condition and has suffered minor damage then you should consider repair. Small dings and dents are not major concerns. Only consider a full replacement when the damage is severe. Serious damage could affect the way the door opens and closes.

Poor Function

A good garage door operates efficiently and smoothly. It easily slides up and down without any issues. However, if you are struggling to open and close the door, then something might be out of place. In this case, the door needs to be tweaked so that it can function as intended.

Maybe the door makes strange sounds or gets stuck on occasion. This calls for a simple repair. On the other hand, if your garage door is completely non-operational and has been undergoing a series of issues, then a full replacement is in order.

The garage is an important part of the home so it should always be safe and secure. Do not settle for amateur or DIY repairs. Hire a professional for your garage door repair.

Your garage door is only as good as its quality and installation. A professional will help you determine if your garage door needs replacement or repairs.

HomeSpec Inspection & Renovation Consultants provides home inspection services to North Mississippi and the surrounding areas. Contact us to schedule an appointment.