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4 Signs Your Garage Door Needs to be Replaced

May 1, 2019

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The garage door is a large and frequently used entrance to your home. They are often taken for granted. But it can be dangerous to your family and home. Don’t wait to upgrade or replace your garage door when you see these warning signs.

Is Your Garage Door on its Way Out?


No garage door is made to open all the way within seconds. However, you should notice a response right away without any hesitation. If your garage door starts opening and closing much slower than it did when you first got it, it might mean it’s time to replace it. One thing to keep in mind, when the motor begins to slow down, the door itself isn’t too far behind.


Nobody likes hearing a loud noise when opening or closing a garage door. It can be annoying, but it is a reminder you have to do something about your garage door. It may mean that something is seriously wrong with the door and you need to make repairs or replace it altogether. Noise needs to be taken seriously; it’s more than just an inconvenience. It’s a huge red flag that it’s time for a replacement. Replacing your garage door eliminates noise pollution from both inside and outside the home.

Safety and Security

One of the essential parts of a garage door is the safety and security it provides. Many are
entrances into your home or used as storage and hold valuable items. Garage doors are very heavy and can cause injury or death if they slam shut unexpectedly. Not only can these issues hurt someone in your family, but they can also expose your home to theft. Think of the potential loss you can take when your garage door fails. Get a new and safe garage door with us and go back to resting comfortably at night.


The appearance of your garage door can affect the property value and curb appeal of your home. Over time, your garage door will show signs of wear and tear. The door will take a beating from the weather and constant use. If the door is made from wood, cracks and warp panels are hard to fix.

Your style might have changed too. When you first purchased the home or door, you might have liked the look and style of the door, but just like you, styles and looks change. You may find yourself unhappy with the look of the door and have to replace it. We can help you update the look of your garage door to a modern design that matches the rest of your home.

If you think that it’s time to invest in a new garage door, contact us or visit our design page anytime.

If you ever see any of these signs and need assistance, repair or service with your garage door, you can always reach us 24/7 by calling 1-800-THE-DOOR or using our contact form.