Garage doors are one of the important home elements that protect a vehicle and home against harsh weather conditions and unwanted thefts. They are one of the heaviest and largest doors which are usually the first thing a visitor notices while visiting your home.
The average lifespan of an overhead door is around 12- 15 years, depending upon its maintenance and use. If you fail to maintain your sectional door regularly, it will eventually fall an easy victim to a myriad of problems such as track misalignment or weird sounds.
Some common problems that tell its time to replace the residential garage door are:
Problem 1: The door isn’t opening or closing at all.
Solution 1: If you are facing this problem, the foremost thing to do is to check the keypad lock or remote. Most of the times, a faulty remote battery is the culprit besides a non-functional door. Change the remote batteries, if it still doesn’t operate, chances are that motor or the motor receiver is broken. If so, call in a garage door repair technician for service. In case your existing overhead door is around a decade old, consider replacing it with a new one.
Problem 2: The door is jammed badly.
Solution 2: Without prior maintenance, a garage door tends to fall victim to a number of problems that simultaneously leads to jamming of the door components that further compels them to become stuck. If your wooden garage door is jammed or stuck, consider lubricating its metal components to ensure a smooth door operation. In case, its jammed badly and damaged from other spots, get it replaced.
Problem 3: The door leaks during rains.
Solution 3: It is one of the obvious sign that points towards overhead door replacement. In case, the water peeps inside the garage despite having a door installation, either the panels are damaged or the seal is worn out. If the seals are damaged, get them replaced with the new one but if the panels are damaged, it’s better advised to consider new door installation.
These are some repair signs that point towards the need of installing a new garage door. If your residential or commercial overhead door is facing any such issues, feel free to consult our garage door repair technicians at Garage Door Edmonton.