Like all devices and machines, garage doors have a limited working life. There is only so much that even St Paul Garage Door Repair can do to keep a system working. There are several reasons as to why you should change your garage door; it may have gotten old and you want to update it, the door has lost its looks and you would like a more modern system, you are remodeling your house and might as well change it, and most important of all, it has stopped working.
The working life of a garage door.
For the most part, garage doors should be good for about 30 years! If of course you don’t drive into it. Most automatic doors are built to last at least 10 to 15 years if maintained properly. The springs, especially the torsion springs, are built to last up to 20,000 opening and closing actions.
What you should know about new garage doors:
- The cost of the door will mostly go towards the type and style of door. Choose one that flows with the house. It is not something that people buy regularly, so you might as well get something that is future proof.
- Garage doors can be easily broken into and many people fail to lock the door leading into the garage, so make sure your garage door is one that works in terms of safety.
- Garage doors rarely come inbuilt with openers, they are usually a separate purchase. You may be able to recycle your opener with a new door, though.
If you want to replace your door mechanism, have a talk with one of our St Paul Garage Door Repair technicians. If you have to or want to install new garage doors, call us right away and get a quote, model, and type that suits your home, style, and wallet.