Should you repair or replace your garage door?

Mar 03, 2017

The garage door is one of those things that is easily overlooked, until the garage door opener doesn’t work or someone accidentally backs into the door.

Your garage door provides a significant impact on your home’s curb appeal, so you might want to give it more thought. Should you repair or replace your garage door? Here are some clues.

You find yourself eyeing garage doors on other homes.

Something catches your eye. Maybe it’s a unique garage door design—like the carriage house style or a more modern look. If your attention is straying, it’s time to replace your garage door.

The door is dented or scratched.

Whether the kids played street hockey a bit too aggressively or someone underestimated the distance from a car’s bumper to the garage door, damage is unsightly on something as visible as your garage door. Minor dents and scratches can be repaired, and panels can be replaced without changing the entire door, but talk to us at Johnson County Siding & Window Company to make sure your door can be repaired. In some cases, for safety’s sake, garage door replacement is the best choice.

The door doesn’t easily move up and down.

The issue could be the result of a faulty garage door opener or insufficient tension on the springs. The cables that connect the springs might be worn out, which presents a high risk for the door falling hard on someone. Repair is likely possible in this case.

Replacing your garage door provides a 76.9% return on investment, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Cost. Vs. Value Report. When you also factor in the safety and energy-efficiency of a new garage door, now could be the right time to make the change. In the Kansas City region, Johnson County Siding & Window Company offers the full line of industry-leading Overhead Door garage doors.


If you know you want to get your home exterior project done, but are feeling stress about paying for it all at once, we can help.

Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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