One of the most important components of your home is your garage door because it protects you and your loved ones. When your garage door is allowed to fall into disrepair and is non-functional, you may find that you will need to either replace it or restore it.
Although each option has its own set of pros and cons, what it most often boils down to is the most significant factor to consider – your current budget.
Replacing Vs. Restoring
There are vast degrees of damage that a garage door can sustain. Minor damage such as fading paint color and small cracks and dents are capable of repair without much out-of-pocket expense. On the other hand, mild to severe damage will often make the prospect of replacing your garage door significantly more expensive than a complete replacement.
Due to the expense involved, many homeowners choose to go the route of replacement rather than repair. There are other benefits to replacing your garage door, including that it significantly improves your home's safety and its overall curb appeal. There are also options available that,depending on the material and design used in the garage door manufacturing, your home's energy efficiency can approve too.
How To Know When To Replace?
Knowing when to replace your garage door is a question that can often present various answers – many of which can depend on your locale and the climate. Another factor to consider is the amount of use of the garage door, whether the use is occasionally or consistently.
With that said, there are some signs and reasons that you may need to replace your garage door:
- Age and Damage
The most obvious reason you would need to replace your garage door is if it does not function any longer. Does it still open as smoothly as it did? Have you noticed cracks in the door that may be preventing structural integrity? Such problems with age and damage may deem it unlikely to continue using your current garage door, which could eventually lead to possible problems with safety. The safety of your home, and your loved ones, are compromised when the integrity of your garage door structure is at risk. In cases such as this, it would be best that it is replaced with a newer model that can offer the protection you deserve, such as a wrought iron garage door.
- Curb Appeal
Considering your home's curb appeal is another reason you might consider replacing your old garage door rather than repairing it. When considering this fact, installing a wrought iron garage door is a significant consideration and option. Wrought iron garage doors offer a more comprehensive range of designs, from luxurious to elegant, something traditional wood garage doors cannot offer.
- Energy Efficiency
A wrought iron garage door can be broken thermally, aiding in preserving the inside temperatures of your home. In return, your home's energy efficiency will increase considerably, allowing less energy waste when using your heating and cooling systems.
Benefits of Replacing VS Restoring Your Garage Door
When considering the possibility of replacing, rather than repairing, your current garage door, there are several benefits to remember:
- If you choose a more luxurious model of wrought iron garage door, you will find that your home's overall resale value will significantly increase. When looking at options proven to increase a home's value, glass and wrought iron are at the top of the list.
- Replacing your current old garage door can be an excellent idea when deciding to remodel and update the exterior design of your home. By choosing the right garage door,you will find that your home's style and appearance will be significantly enhanced, which at the same time creates more of a continuity from the garage door to the house.
- Your life at home will become more accessible and much more peaceful with replacing the old garage door. Many garage doors, as they age, begin to not only become difficult to open and close but do so rather loudly. You will find peace once again by replacing your garage door with a newer wrought iron model.
A&A Custom Iron Doors – formerly known as A&A Leaded Glass and Doors – has been a leader in the door business since 1978 and has been fabricating beautiful custom wrought iron doors since 2007. Contact us today, and one of our manufacturing specialists will be happy to assist you.