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Repair or replace?


Whether it’s a case of ageing or immediate damage, garage doors can display signs of wear and tear from time to time.

As we often remind our Bradford-based customers, it’s important that you act fast when the operation or structure of the door becomes impaired. This is for several reasons, but notably because garages are often susceptible to theft.

A number of studies over the past few years have found that burglars target outbuildings – presumably because they’re well aware of the expensive personal possessions, such as cars and machinery, usually stored in them.

Because of this, a damaged garage door needs one of two things – a repair or replacement.

If you’re unsure of which would suit you and your property best then carry on reading. Below we’ve outlined some aspects to consider before making the big decision:


While it’s hard to put an exact number on it, the average garage door lasts between 20 and 30 years. If your damaged model were slowly approaching its twentieth birthday then would it really be worth repairing? The cost and value of purchasing a solid new replacement often outweighs the hassle of doing so.

Extent of the damage

Before rushing into anything it’s important to assess the extent of the damage – something that a local Bradford garage door specialist should be more than happy to do. It doesn’t make sense, for example, to replace a sectional door when only one panel is faulty.


First and foremost, we recommend that you remember at least one thing when weighing up your decision – that safety is paramount. Though the safest option may work out to be the most expensive, Bradford Garage Doors advise you to do the best you can when it comes to security.

We’ve tailored our service to make it as easy as possible for every one of our customers. Experiencing any problems with your garage door? Feel free to give us a ring – we’ll schedule an engineer visit, diagnose the problem and talk through the most suitable course of action.

Whatever the best solution, we’ll also be able to provide it. We have a comprehensive repair service, and also supply a range of garage doors, including up and over, sectional and roller models.

To get in touch with a member of our team, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01274 352 303.

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