Should you repair or replace your garage door? That’s probably the question we get asked the most installing and repairing garage doors in Sacramento, California. And 9 times out of 10, the person asking already knows the answer. You probably already know when it’s time to replace your garage door with a new one.
Naturally, a new garage door is a considerable investment — but it is an investment, one that has an incredible ROI — 97.%, virtually dollar for dollar, like money in the bank. Of course, it’s the kind of investment worth saving for, since the boost in property value will depend on the quality of door you decide to install. Even if you have an older door, you might consider repairing it for now until you can save and afford a higher quality door later on when you do decide to install a new one.
Over the course of owning your garage, it’s not uncommon for it to be the victim of a few dents here and there. Minor dents can generally be fixed with some DIY repair tricks. Major dents may require the help of a garage door technician. In these cases, the integrity of your garage door could be damaged so it’s a good idea to have an expert look to determine the extent of the damage.
Rust is another common issue that garage door panels tend to face. Most rust can be scrubbed off with a little hard work. Again, severe corrosion could cause permanent damage, especially if left unattended.
In short, if you’re dealing with some cosmetic issues or minor damage, it can generally be repaired. If you have significant damage that affects the operation of your door or if your panel is old and experiencing frequent breakdowns, it may be time to buy a new garage door.