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Should I repair or replace my garage door?

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  • Fix the garage door or install new
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Fixing the garage door or installing a new one?

There are many parameters to consider, before deciding if you should replace the garage door, or repair it:

  • What is the current condition of the garage door.
  • What kind of damage is stopping the garage door.
  • How old is the garage door.
  • What parts need to be repaired or replaced.
  • Opener: what is the condition of the garage door opener.
  • What is the budget for the project?
  • Safety - is it safe to use the same garage door?

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Garage Door Repair And Replacement Tips

Repair or replace with a new garage door?

Replace VS Repair

One of the questions that we are being asked, is the question regarding replacing a garage door with a new one, or fixing the existing garage door. There is no one answer to that question, and it depend on many parameters, that should be considered when you want to repair or replace the garage door. 
Some people insist on fixing their existing garage door, no matter what the cost. Not once, we are getting a call for a service to an old garage door, that was installed more than 20 years ago, and which is still in operable condition. Some people have sentimental values for their garage door, and they don’t want to consider replacing the door, since it is important for them that the same door will remain installed. Once we had a customer for garage door repair in Chappaqua, who had an old wooden garage door that was built and installed by he’s father, and he insisted that we will repair the door. We have repaired the door and renovate it, and by the end of the project (which we really enjoyed performing), he had the same garage door, and it was working and looked as good as new. 
But this is one case out of many. Most people want to save money, and they are not sure what will be the right decision for them is. 

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Repairing isn't always the cheapest choice! 

In most cases, when it comes to garage door repair, the condition of the existing garage door is what help us determine if replacing the existing overhead garage door is the best choice. If all the overhead garage door need to work again is some adjustments, and replacing few parts, then for sure you should keep the existing door, and not even considering to replace it. But if the door is rotten, have many broken parts (especially when it comes to broken panels, tracks or frame), then maybe it is better for you to consider to replace the whole garage door.  A new garage door will probably cost you less than it would cost you to repair the door, but if you look at it as an investment for many years, you may find that fixing the garage door is the right choice for you. Not only that you will get a new garage door, but you also may save money that you would spend on a garage door that may break again soon. 

Reasons to replace a garage door 

There are many reason that can lead to replace the existing garage door with a new one. One of the reason that lead to garage door replacement is cosmetics reasons. After being used for many years, the parts of the garage door can get rusted and rotten. Lack of maintenance can speed the process of a garage door that can’t be used anymore. 
Another reason that can lead to the need to replace the garage door, is a physical damage, such as hitting the garage door with a car, or any other force that lead to broken or bended garage door parts. Beside the fact that you will have a new garage door which is working perfectly, there are many additional reasons to install a new garage door: Your house will look better, you will have better insolation from the cold or warm weather, your garage door/House will have a better protection, and much more… 

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Garage door opener repair or replace? 

Another question that we are being asked many times, is regarding the garage door opener: should I repair the opener or should I replace it with a new one. Same as for the garage door replacement question, the answer here is almost the same: It depend on the condition of the garage door opener, and the difference between repairing the garage opener, and replacing it with a new opener. Before we start answering the question, you should know that the opener that was installed in your garage 10 years ago, is not the same as the opener that will be installed in your garage today. The garage doors manufactures are always improving their system, and always coming up with new inventions that supposed to improve the way your garage door opener is working. Many times, to repair the opener can cost more than to replace it with a new one, which in most cases will work better and will improve the quality of the garage door operating. But again, it all depend on what is wrong with the opener: is the belt or the chain is broken? Is the gear is damaged? Is the rail is twisted or disconnected? A fair answer can be supplied only after a pro garage door technician will come to your place and inspect the garage door opener. 

Garage Door Replacement and safety 

No matter what the reason is, and no matter if you need to repair your overhead garage door, or if you need to replace it with a new one, a garage door with a problem is dangerous, and should not be used until it will be inspected by a garage door pro, that will fix the problem, and make sure that the garage door is safe to use again. 

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So should I fix the door?

The question whether to repair or to replace the garage door, is something we need to deal with almost on a daily base during our garage door services in New York. The question can appear when we service garage door in Staten Island, or when we service overhead door in the Bronx, and to answer the question, without checking the door, is almost impossible, and for sue unprofessional. The problem with the question if to repair or to completely replace the overhead door is that there is no simple straight forward answer to the question, and to give a professional, and the right answer, require that one of our garage door specialist in Staten island will check the door, inspect the condition of the door, and only then he will be able to answer the question if to repair the current garage door in NYC to completely remove the current one, and to install a new overhead door. And even after we check the door, it is not easy to determine what the best decision will be, and to answer that, we need to consult with the customer and together, after we have all the variables to make a decision. The good part is that Matalonco Garage Doors can do both. We offer new garage doors installation and garage door repairs services in New York.

Repairing the door will not necessarily be the cheapest option.

Some garage owners in New York assume that repairing the existing garage door is necessarily the best decision.  And we understand where they are coming from, since it make sense that repairing something will cost less than replacing it. Many times while servicing overhead doors in New York, and this goes for every overhead door, whether it is a rolling gate in Rockland County, or a rolling gate in Manhattan.
We receive calls to service old garage door, which was installed 30 years ago, and not once more than that. Now let’s make it clear: Some home owners, or business owners in NYC have sentimental values for their garage door, and they don’t want to even consider replacing the door, since it is important for them that the same door will remain installed. If you don’t care about the costs, any broken garage door can be repaired, but if you want to save money, maybe not at the moment, but in the replace the garage door and install one may be the wisest decision.

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When to replace the door?

In most cases of broken overhead door in NYC, the condition of the existing garage door is what help us determine if replacing the existing overhead garage door is going to be the best choice. If the all that the existing garage door need in order to work again is some adjustments, and replacing few parts, for sure you should keep the existing door, and not even considering to replace it. But if the garage door too rotten to be repaired, have many broken parts that cannot be repaired, then maybe it is better for you to consider to replace the whole garage door.  A new overhead garage door will probably cost you less than it would cost you to repair the door, but if you look at it as an investment for many years since garage door in Staten Island installed by us can easily last for 50 years and more, you may find that repairing the current is the right choice for you. Not only that you will get a new garage door, but you also may save money that you would spend on a garage door that may break again soon. And in order to make sure that the door will last for many years, you need a professional garage door technician, who can deal with both repairs and installations.

Reasons to replace a garage door 

There are many possible reason that can lead to replace the existing garage door in New York, and those reasons can be applied for garage doors in Manhattan New York, garage doors Bronx, or even garage doors in Yonkers. One of the obvious reasons that lead to garage door replacement is cosmetics reasons:
After being used for many years, and probably few times every day, the parts of the garage door can get rusted and rotten. Lack of maintenance can speed up the process of a garage door that can’t be used anymore. 
Another reason that can lead to the need to install new garage door, is a physical damage, such as hitting the garage door with a car, or any other force that lead to broken or bended garage door parts. Beside the fact that you will have a new garage door which is working perfectly, there are many additional reasons to install a new garage door:
It will improve the appearance of your home, you are going to get better insolation from the cold or warm weather, your garage door/House will have a better protection, and many other reason that can make you consider replacing your garage door in New York instead of fixing the current door. 

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Garage Door Replacement and safety 

This may be the most important part of this article, since it is about garage doors and safety. It may be out of tracks garage door in Brooklyn New York, or out of tracks garage door New Rochelle, No matter what the reason is, a garage door with a problem, no matter what the problem is, can be dangerous! And should not be used before it will be inspected and repaired by a garage door expert that will fix the problem, and make sure that the garage door is safe to use again. And if the problem is a broken spring, or out of track garage door, trying to use it can end with injuries, and will probably will increase the damage.
The important thing to get from our post is this: If the garage door is broken, do not use it; and if fixing the door will not ensure that the door will be fully operated, and safe for use, do not fix it. We at Matalonco Garage Doors will never repair garage door, and leave a customer with a door which isn’t safe for use. There is no money in the world that worth safety. Not once we turned down repair projects of overhead doors in New York that weren’t completely safe for use. Whether you need overhead door repairs in Rockland County, garage door repairs in Hoboken, or cellar door installation in Queens New York, do not use a door which is not safe for use.

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