The dangers of an old garage door

29/07/2016

A garage door is a long-lasting piece of construction – they are generally made of high quality materials and are designed to provide great value for money, often lasting more than twenty years. There does, however, come a time when a garage door has seen its day and must be replaced. This could be for a variety of reasons, whether it’s wear and tear or something else, but one thing’s for sure: an old, beaten up garage door can prove to be a hazard, which means that it must be replaced.

There are some of the signs you should watch out for if you think your garage door might be on its last legs. General wear and tear is inevitable with age, and may manifest itself in a garage door with looser opening. This in turn would make it easier for burglars to break in, which is obviously something that nobody wants. The best solution for this kind of wear and tear is a replacement.

Meanwhile, certain parts within a garage door could also be susceptible to damage, such as the springs. These could break under sustained pressure from the garage door itself, and this could cause faults in the closing mechanisms of the door. Having the springs replaced could remedy this problem.

Another general problem with the ageing of garage doors is that they are prone to rust, which can happen if they are not regularly lubricated. Using a good quality lubricant can extend the lifespan of your garage door. However, neglecting this responsibility could cause your garage door irreversible damage, in which case it would need to be replaced.

Here at Bradford Garage Doors, we can provide high quality replacements for many types of garage doors, including sectional doors and up and over doors, all in a range of materials. We have years of experience providing garage doors in Bradford, so if you’d like more information on how we can help, give us a call now on 01274 352 303.


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