Updating Your Garage Door Quickly and Easily

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Updating Your Garage Door Quickly and Easily

When it comes to making your home look like a million dollars, it is all in the details. When I went to list my home for sale a few years back, I realized that many of the other comparable listings had loads of details that my home was lacking. I wanted to make things right, so I started focusing on small things like repainting the walls and updating my garage door. After making the changes and re-listing my property, the house sold in under a week. I wanted to create a blog all about updating your space. Check it out!


Is It Easy To Replace A Garage Door?

Garage door installations can be complicated due to the many moving parts. It's not like replacing your front door, which can take about one hour or less. Your garage door is heavier than a regular door and requires door springs and even garage door openers. All these parts require technical expertise to ensure that the garage door works flawlessly. 

Should You Hire a Professional?

Yes, you should hire a professional to replace your garage door. For starters, professionals have experience dealing with garage doors and understand how to change the springs without causing injury. 

If not handled correctly, garage door springs can injure pets and humans close to the door. Similarly, if the garage door replacement is mishandled, it will lead to costly mistakes. For example, you will have a garage door with balance problems that doesn't open or close as you would like. These issues may require professional expertise to remedy them. Such problems are avoidable when you hire a professional to replace your garage door. 

Can You DIY Replace Your Garage Door?

It is possible to replace your garage door, especially if it is manual. You will have fewer moving parts to deal with, and it weighs less than the typical double garage door. If you are replacing an old double garage door, you will have to account for the weight. Such doors can weigh over 100 pounds. How will you lift the garage door if it weighs over 400 pounds? This is why hiring professionals is recommended, as they can handle the weight and have assistants. 

Do You Need to Replace the Tracks?

Like many DIY enthusiasts, you will try to salvage several parts of your old garage door in a bid to reduce replacement costs. While it is a noble initiative, it is not necessarily a good idea. Tracks are designed for specific garage doors; thus, your old tracks might not fit your new garage door. 

If you intend to replace your garage door, be sure to replace everything. Don't retain your old tracks in an attempt to save costs and time. Tracks aren't as expensive as you think, and cost savings aren't worth it. Also, you can install new tracks in a few minutes. 

Keep in mind that if you choose not to replace your track, your garage door warranty is void. With new tracks, you will not only retain your warranty, but you will also get better functionality, appearance, and safety. If you are unsure whether to replace or retain your tracks, consult a professional, they will recommend the best alternative.  

Contact a local garage door service to learn more.