The Risk Of Garage Door NegligenceSeptember 11, 2015
It is extremely important not to wait until your garage door breaks down before you take action. Instead, carry out regular checks so you will be conscious of any potential problems; and have these seen to as quickly as possible. A broken garage door doesn’t only affect it’s ability to open and close, there are other key reasons you may not even think about:
Problem: Poor Insulation
You may have taken time to invest in a well-insulated garage door to keep the temperatures in the garage and main house controlled. However, once the door is in poor condition, the insulation will be compromised and your entire home may be affected. As a result, warm air will escape and the central heating will need to be turned up; making those utility bill costs slowly creep up too.
How To Prevent It
Check for air leaks on a regular basis, and if you feel the temperatures starting to drop; call out a professional to assess the situation.
Problem: Bad Curb Appeal
Your garage door is one of the first things anyone will notice when they visit, or even drive past, your home. A poorly maintained or malfunctioning door will not give a good reflection of your property, and could affect its selling potential when you do wish to move on.
How To Prevent It
Give your door some character by painting it and removing any flakes etc. If your door has seen better days perhaps it is time to replace it with a durable door that complements the exterior of your home. Once your restorations are complete, have it checked on a regular basis to ensure it is correctly aligned so that it works as smoothly as possible.
Problem: Hefty Repair Costs
Garage doors operate using low-powered motors and springs. Yet, however simple they are, the moment something ceases to work; other parts of the system are at risk too. The longer you wait to solve the issue, the more it will affect the functionality of the assisting parts; making the process of fixing it that much more complex and potentially expensive.
How to Prevent It
If you notice a problem with your door, get it looked at by a professional before the issue escalates. This will make the repair as simple and inexpensive as possible.
Waiting until your garage door wears out is never the right thing to do. It’s better to schedule regular maintenance appointments with a repairman and avoid the bigger problems that may arise when the door fails to work. If you have detected some trouble, or are being proactive by investing in a reliable maintenance service; give us a call or complete the contact form on the left hand side of this page.