When Should I Upgrade My Garage Door?

Thinking it might be time to upgrade your garage door? Figuring out the best time for new garage door installation can be tricky. For instance, you might be wondering whether you should you repair your old door or opt for a brand new one? 

Homeowners choose new garage door installation for a variety of different reasons; you may want to increase your curb appeal or improve your home’s security. 

Whatever your reasons, in this article we’ll help you determine whether or not it’s time for a new garage door installation in your home. 

What’s the average lifespan of a garage door?

If your garage door is properly maintained and serviced regularly, it should last you decades. That’s why we recommend getting a professional garage door service every 6-12 months (just like you do for your car). 

This will ensure that your garage door lasts as long as possible. 

But there are also some other factors that influence the lifespan of your garage door. These factors include; 

  • Garage door materials (cheaper garage doors will need to be replaced more often) 
  • Amount of use, the more your door is used the faster wear and tear will happen 
  • Maintenance. A lack of maintenance will decrease the lifespan of your door considerably. 

How to know when it’s time for new garage door installation

There are a few telltale signs that your old garage door is ready to be retired to make room for a new one. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to give the team at Eastern Garage Doors a call for new garage door installation. 

Multiple panels are damaged 

Multiple cracked panels on your garage door are not easy to repair. If your garage door has received significant panel damage through heavy impact, it’s time for a new garage door installation. 

This issue can cause uneven weight distribution to your door and may affect the structural components of your garage door. Get it replaced and get it replaced quickly!  

Your garage door is excessively noisy 

Does your garage door sound like it’s squealing? Does it shake excessively while opening or closing? If so, it’s time for new garage door installation. It has likely reached the end of it’s lifespan and is in need of replacement.  

If there’s structural damage 

If your garage door has been playing up for a while and you’ve been putting off getting it looked at, odds are it’s time for new garage door installation. What may seem like a minor issue, could be putting considerable strain on your garage door’s structural system. 

Often small problems turn into big problems when left unchecked, so get a professional out to check your door before making a call on it. 

If you want to give your home a fresh look

There might not be anything wrong with your current garage door, but if you’re after a fresh look and seeking to upgrade your curb appeal, a new garage door may be the right answer for you. 

Getting a new garage door installed can dramatically improve the look of your home, and if you’re thinking about selling soon, it’s money well spent.  

The energy consumption in your home has increased significantly 

Older garage doors are typically not well ventilated, letting in heat and drafts that can seriously impact the energy consumption in your home. 

If you think your bills are higher than they should be, it could be that your old garage door is the culprit! 

Choose Eastern Garage Doors for Garage Door Installation  

We do repairs, service and new installations on all garage doors, gates and motors. Give our friendly team a call today on 03) 9812 3062.