1)If you have an existing garage door, it can be repaired.
There was once a time when if something was broken it was fixed- not replaced by a shiny new model. There are people in the world that still possess these skills to repair things. They have a craft, an art if you will. Most likely if a company can install a new garage door they have the skill set to repair an old one. All it takes is a simple phone call and a question about the companies repair services.
2)Converting a manual door into an automatic garage door is a great option.
It is possible to take an ‘old school’ door and update it. Bring it back to life with new parts. Converting a manual door into a remote controlled door is fairly simple. It just takes the know how to figure out the right size motor and components needed for the current door and the equipment needed to mount the new pieces.
3)The construction of older doors can be more reliable than the bargain doors of today.
As with many things in this world the quality of newly produced supplies has gone downhill. That’s why original parts and whole pieces can be treasures when they can be found. So if you have access to a relic that is still functioning for the most part, why not try to repair it. Paint it. Bring it back to life! Not only will there be money saved on not buying a new door, but you will not have to replace the new door in seven to ten years because of cheap construction from the manufacturer.
4)What happens to the old door with a replacement?
If a door is taken down and a new shiny one is hung in its place what do you do with the old one? Most likely it will find a scrap pile in a junk yard and rust away. Why? If things can be reused, or even continue being used why not get as much out of it as you can?!
5)Finding a reliable repair team
If you are not the do it yourself type of person do not worry. There are several reliable handy men out there who can help you with the repair of things that are not quite trash yet. One such repair team that specifically works on this topic of garage doors is MN Metro Garage Doors. With their skilled knowledgeable team any garage door issue can be easily addressed!
6)Who knew garage doors could have so many functions!
If the features of a new garage door are what is drawing you towards replacing instead of repairing or updating, you should know that almost all features can be added onto your existing door. Take your garage door dreams to an expert and see what they can do for you!
The time it takes to install the few components you are looking to add to your existing garage will be far smaller than the time it would take to have the company come in, take down your existing door, haul it off, assemble a new door, install it with all the do-dads that go along with it. Time will be saved by just updating the one you have now!
A few new pieces and features to an already installed door are going to be way less damaging to the old pocket book then a whole new door. Call a repair company and ask them for a comparison in the prices or repair verses replace. You will soon see the huge difference.
9)What will be the best option in the long run?
If an existing garage door is solid and not filled with rust and holes save the money of a new door and repair the one you have. If that is not an option, why not research if there are any solid built older garage doors you could get your hands on. If you are fully set on a new door, go ahead; but if or when it breaks down, remember that there are repair men out there who can help you out whenever you need!