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When Should You Replace a Garage Door?

Posted on 8th March 2019 by Zap Garage Doors

We understand it can be difficult to part ways with a much-loved garage door, but the incessant squeaks and dilapidating paint can only be ignored for so long. Everything comes to an end — and garage doors are no exception — but where is the point at which you should start considering a replacement? Zap Garage Doors have sought out the answer to that very question.

Repeated breakdowns

A garage door that is constantly requiring repairs and maintenance is a perfect candidate for a replacement. The breakdowns are signifying a limited lifespan, and continuous repairs are simply delaying the inevitable. The reality is that a new garage door will be required sooner or later. If you choose the latter, you may be throwing away precious time and money that could otherwise be saved with a simple upgrade.

Archaic design

Times change. A garage door that was once the epitome of class and style may now leave your house looking worn and dated. Never underestimate the effect a garage door can have on a home; upgrading to a modern design will help keep things fresh and bolster your kerb appeal. This will enhance the feel of your home as a whole, and could even increase your house price significantly. Nowadays, there are a huge range of garage door designs to choose from, meaning you can find one that blends seamlessly with the rest of your home.

Lack of features

Modern day garage doors do more than just open and close. Garage doors nowadays provide robust security and quality insulation to the garage and the rest of the home. If your garage door is lacking in modern features, it could be a cause for concern. A noticeably lacklustre garage door could become a target for opportunistic criminals weighing up their chance of getting caught. Alternatively, a garage door with limited or no insulation could leave your home cold and your energy bill high. Investing in a garage door replacement would rectify these issues, saving you money and keeping your home secure.

New function

Your garage may not always function as the same space. Sometimes it may house your vehicles, sometimes you may use it as a workshop, and sometimes you might completely renovate it into a home gym or lounging area. Whatever you fancy, it’s vital to ensure you have the right garage door to suit. Changing your garage into a more social environment may benefit from replacing the door with a more accessible side door.

Zap Garage Doors offer stylish, modern garage doors that come equipped with all the latest security and insulation features. Choose from a huge array of styles, materials and designs to find the perfect new garage door today. To enquire further, get in touch with our friendly team. We’re always happy to help.


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