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How To Know If Your Garage Door Needs Replacing

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This entry was posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013 and is filed under Garage Doors .

Your garage door is probably used every day if you park your car in there. Even if you use it for storage it is still probable used very frequently. The constant motion of it opening and closing can cause wear and tear on the door and the mechanism. If left this could be dangerous and a potential health and safety hazard.

How do you know when your garage door needs updating? Here are a few things you can look out for:

Noise – If there is any unnatural sounds coming from the garage door when it is opened or closed it may be a sign of wear and tear. It could be that it just needs a bit of lubrication to stop any squeaking, however if this hasn’t worked, it may be beneficial to get a professional to see if there is a bigger problem.

Balance – If you have a manual garage door then this in itself may be reason enough to update it. Lift the door about halfway, and if it moves more than a few inches then the springs have most likely gone.

Check Safety Cables – These are a very important feature of a garage door. Springs can fail and safety cables need to be there to prevent too much damage. Also check for fraying cables due to wear and tear.

It doesn’t always need to be a technical reason to update your garage door there are also a number of other reasons:

Aesthetics – You may wish to update the look of your home, or perhaps you want to fit in with the style of the rest of the neighbourhood. Remember, your garage door says a lot about your house.

Keeping With The Times – It maybe that your garage door is still manual and you may wish to have an automated one. Whether this is for convenience or aesthetics an automated garage door has far more qualities.

So if you think you need to update your garage door, then make sure Associated Garage Doors is your first port of call. Contact us via our online form today. Our experienced and friendly staff will be more than happy to answer any question or queries you may have.


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