Repair or Replace?

When it comes to your garage door problems, the total replacement of your doors can seem like an overwhelming investment. Unless you are purposely trying to update or improve the look of your home, the last thing you may want to do is replace your garage doors. And that’s where we at Precision Garage Doors, can help. By examining the situation, we can help you determine whether or not you really do need a new door or if your current ones can be repaired.

First, we do want to encourage you that if you do have a broken or malfunctioning garage door, it is important to address the issue. This is a massive safety risk for you and your family and could cause more damage to you personally than you want to pay. Please treat the issue with priority.

Now that we’ve covered that, let’s examine the doors. When it comes to determining whether or not your garage door can be repaired, start by asking yourself whether the issue is cosmetic or functional. If it is cosmetic, rest assured. Rust and scratches can often be handled by replacing a panel or two, which is far more cost-effective than replacing your entire door. But be on the lookout for dents, however. Those are a different issue. Depending on the severity of the damage, dents could have created weak spots in your door making them ticking safety time bombs. In these cases, it’s best to call in a professional to evaluate whether or not you should replace a panel or the entire door.

Now, if the problem is functional — it could be an easy repair for a professional. In fact, we’re guessing it will be. It might be a faulty spring or glitch in the opener. Whatever it is, a professional should be able to diagnose and treat the problem for far less than the cost of replacing the door.  In fact, one of the most common reports we get is that the doors have simply become difficult to lift. If that’s the case, it’s most likely an issue with the springs—something we will be able to fix in a snap.

Most often garage doors are totally replaced for pure appearance. A homeowner decides that it’s time for an updated look or wants to increase the property’s curb appeal. Most other issues can be fixed with cost-saving repairs that are friendly to your personal budget. However, if your doors have become safety hazards or simply feel dangerous, don’t wait before calling in the professionals. Like we said, you don’t want to pay that price.

At Precision Garage Doors, we want to make sure our customers are in a safe environment when they pull in the driveway. By calling us for repairs, replacements or general information, you’ll be sure to get an honest opinion on your situation and a hard-working team to tackle the job.

For all of your home or business garage door needs Precision Garage Doors for the Calgary and surrounding areas (403)389-3495