The Real Dangers of an Old Garage Door
On top of adding curb appeal, garage doors also provide security and utility. They can increase the value of your home and property. With this in mind, lets talk about the real dangers of having and old garage door and why you may need to service, upgrade, or replace your garage door.
- Springs. The springs used by a garage door are under immense tension. Garage doors can weigh more than 300 pounds. Is one of the springs is faulty or broken, the door may slam down quickly, injuring you, your family, or damaging your vehicle.
- Wear and Tear. An older garage door should be replaced after ten to twelve years. This prevents burglars from breaking in through your garage door. As a door gets older, it becomes easier to force it open. The best solution to many of the problems that arise from general wear and tear is replacing the door. If you’re interested in replacing your door, Affordable garage doors would be more than happy to assist you.
- Defects and Outdated Technology. If you have an older door opener, you may need to upgrade. Newer technology can interfere with older systems.
Replacing a garage door is a great way to enhance the front of your house, while also protecting it. If your garage door needs a replacement, call Affordable Garage Doors at 410-867-1112 to get an estimate and schedule a service appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!