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The Faulty Door

06/03/2015

While we always recommend that our customers consciously maintain their garage door, over time a bit of wear and tear is bound to accrue.

When this inevitability occurs, it is absolutely crucial to act quickly with either a repair or replacement. The reason for this cruciality? Yours and your family’s safety!

Though we are lucky that Huddersfield doesn’t have particularly high crime rates, this doesn’t mean that local thieves don’t still target outbuildings in the hope of gaining access to vehicles and other items.

Because of this risk, you really need to start thinking about whether you are going to repair or replace your damaged garage door. Before making that decision, you should be considering some of the following things:

To what extent is it damaged?

Many of our past customers have been pleasantly surprised that their garage doors’ damage is not beyond repair. A replacement isn’t necessary in a lot of cases – if only one panel of your sectional door is faulty, for example, then a whole new model would not be needed.

How old is your existing model?

We don’t like to put a general lifespan on all garage doors – it varies depending on the model and how well it is maintained. If we were forced to, however, we’d estimate that they typically last between 20 and 30 years. If yours is approaching this age and has damage then we’d normally recommend you investing in a new one.

What’s the best option security-wise?

If a repair would only temporarily patch up your garage door then it really may be best to replace it instead. As mentioned, burglars target outbuildings, and are likely to be clever enough to identify certain weak spots. Don’t give them a free ticket!

Should your garage door be in need of any repair or replacement work, please feel free to get in touch – we’d love to arrange a visit to your property, locate the damage and either fix it there and then or provide a free quote.

You can talk to a friendly and knowledgeable member of the Huddersfield Garage Doors team by calling 01484 829 612.


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