3 Common Signs that Your Garage Door Needs to Be Replaced
If you have a garage door or two that starts acting up or exhibiting strange behavior for any reason, it might be time to get it inspected by a garage door professional. While many homeowners will be able to spot the obvious signs that they are in need of an inspection – a garage door stops going up and down, for example – there are some other more subtle signs that you should look into getting your garage door checked out.
1. Your door has an increasingly slow response time.
Once you hit that magic button, your garage door should respond immediately and not experience any delay in its movement. If you notice that it seems to be getting slower and slower, or experiences any hiccups in its progression up and down, this may be an indication that some part of its mechanism is failing.
2. Your door makes a lot of noise when moving up and down.
While it is relatively normal for a garage door to make some straining or squealing noise, particularly if it is an older model, any excessive sounds that you have not noticed before should be a warning sign that the door needs to be looked at. Problems with the spring commonly cause odd and loud noises when the garage door is in motion, though issues with the opener can also cause strange sounds.
3. You notice that your energy bills suddenly increase.
It is no secret that the newer your garage door model is, the more energy efficient it is likely to be. Therefore, if you notice that your electricity bill has gone up all of a sudden, consider the possibility that it might be your failing garage door. Getting the door fixed or even replacing it with a newer version will likely save you a significant amount in energy bills over time.
Now that you are aware of the signs above, you are more likely to notice and pay close attention the next time your garage door is in need of a professional inspection. Call Prices Doors today to schedule a time to have your garage door inspected or replaced.