How long have you had your current garage door? If your answer is As long as Ive had this house, or As long as Ive had a garage, then you may be in need of a new garage door. Sometimes you can get away with a good garage door repair, but sometimes when structural damage occurs to your door, it may just be cheaper to replace the whole door.
If youre looking for a new garage door in Columbus, OH, give us a call today, or keep reading to learn signs that you need a new garage door.
Cosmetic Damage to your Garage Door
So your garage door has a few scratches and dings, and some of the paint is chipping off. This is expected; older garage doors go through their share of wear and tear. While simply painting over the garage door may temporarily fix some of your issues, cosmetic damage could be a serious problem for
your garage. If you have an aluminum garage door, scratches and dings that expose the bare aluminum could cause the metal to corrode. While painting over the exposed metal will temporarily fix your problem, a corroded door is an unsafe door.
Older wooden garage doors are prone to warping and cracking. Even if this damage is isolated to one panel, replacing just one panel could look out-of-sync with the rest
garagea brand new panel wont have the natural aging of its
If one panel is showing its age, its fellow panels could be in need of replacement soon as well. Instead of paying to replace panels one-by-one as they goalong with paying for multiple instillations along the wayproactively install a new garage door to save yourself the hassle.
Structural Damage to your Garage Door
Sometimes, things happen to your garage door. We get it. But older garage doors can eventually fail simply because of their age. Over years, there is no shortage of ways the elements and people can damage your garage door. Whether it is 25 years of Columbus winters wearing on your garage door, or the damage your garage door received when it got backed in to a while back, your door can take a beating. On older doors, these events can lead to warping and sagging of panels, especially in older, wooden doors. When your garage door is closed, and you notice gaps under the ends of your door, its time for a new garage door.
Sagging and warping caused by aging doors not only cost you on your power billthink of all the heat and AC you could be letting outbut theyre also potentially very unsafe. An older door likely has an older garage door opening mechanism, and with added stress of opening and closing a warped door, the mechanism could fail. If you need a replacement garage door opener with your new garage door, let The Hamilton Parker Company help you out.
New Garage Door Options
At The Hamilton Parker Company, we carry the top brands of new garage doors including custom garage doors and a wide variety of garage window inserts. If youre ready to upgrade to a new garage door, contact us today or visit one of our garage door showrooms in Columbus or Delaware, OH.