Is it time to Retire Your Garage Door & Opener?

By:   Niki D'Angelo

An old garage door can be a bit of a hassle to deal with on a daily basis. The door might get stuck while opening or closing, the garage door remote may refuse to cooperate, and squeaky squeals may be a reality. Not only can an old garage door be difficult, but if its not to code or been well maintained it can cause danger to you and your family.

You probably haven’t thought much about it, but did you know that failing to maintain your garage door increases your risk of a break in? As a door gets older, and their parts rust, it gets looser and becomes easier to make a forced entry. An old garage door should be replaced after ten to twelve years to prevent burglars from breaking in through your garage door. Newer garage doors can also be manufactured with top of the line security features to reduce your risk of burglary.

Your garage door is the largest mechanical device in a home. If one of the springs breaks or is faulty, the door could prove dangerous for anyone standing near it. It may slam down quickly, injuring you or damaging your vehicle. A new garage door comes with new springs, tracks, and rollers, meaning sometimes it is more efficient to replace versus repair.

Garage doors are used as the family front door and the new technology available in garage door openers allow you to monitor your home from anywhere on your smartphone. The days of wondering, “Did I close the garage door?” are gone, offering a piece of mind and security.

With multiple styles, colors, and architecture available in hurricane rated garage doors available it might be time to “retire” your old garage door. Curb appeal and increased home value are also two additional benefits to a garage door upgrade.

Call Banko Overhead Doors today at 877-90-Banko for a free in home estimate.

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