Improving My Garage Door

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Improving My Garage Door

I have always been one of those people that loves making the front of my home absolutely beautiful, which is one of the reasons that my garage door needed to change. It was old, unsightly, and exceptionally faded. I thought long and hard about how to handle it, and I finally decided that it would make the most sense to go through and completely repaint the entire thing. It was a lot of work, but by the time I was finished, it looked incredible. This blog is all about improving your garage door by adding the right decorative elements and knowing how to match those elements to your home.

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Common Garage Door Damages

Damage to a garage door can be a very noticeable problem due to both the aesthetic impacts it can have as well as the functional problems it can create. Not surprisingly, homeowners will often feel some stress as they are attempting to repair a malfunctioning or damaged garage door system.

The Door Will Not Close All The Way

A garage door that is failing to close all the way may be indicating that there is a problem with the door's sensors. These sensors will stop and reverse the door if an object is detected in the path of the door. When these sensors are not working correctly, they may send the wrong message to the door so that the system assumes a person, pet or object is in the path of the door. A faulty spring will also be able to cause this problem, as it will be unable to release enough to allow the door to lower all the way to the ground.

Water Is Coming Under The Garage Door

During heavy rain, water will attempt to enter from under the door. This could have the potential to flood the garage, which could lead to considerable structural damages as well as the loss of important equipment. If your garage is located in a lower section of the house, this can be especially prominent as rainwater may flow towards the garage. Whenever you notice bits of moisture seeping under the door during heavy rain, it might mean the weatherproof stripping is starting to fail. The costs of replacing this stripping will make replacing this component one of the most affordable repairs your door can require.  

Vehicle Collisions

When entering and exiting the garage, it can be easy to temporarily lose focus on the task of driving. The close proximity to the door can mean that a driver may only need a couple of seconds of being distracted to be able to easily collide with the garage door. Even a minor vehicle collision can cause substantial damage to the frame and panels of the garage door. However, it will usually be possible to repair this door by removing the damaged section and replacing it with a new component. In addition to keeping your garage door looking good, repairing these collision damages can also be important for keeping the door working. A door that is indented or otherwise damage can throw off the weight distribution of the whole garage door, and you should have it repaired before it impacts the mechanical components.

Contact a garage door repair service for more help.