If you are lucky enough to own a garage with your property, then you will probably understand that if you use it a lot, your garage door is a critical part of your home, and therefore it’s really important to keep it in good working order.
A well-maintained and regularly serviced garage door will not only mean that it will open and close smoothly but that it will be much less likely to break down or get stuck. This is especially true with automatic garage doors, as these have far more moving parts than normal garage doors (think motors and moving parts), but even normal manual garage doors should be serviced as a routine.
With the cost-of-living crisis hitting hard for many, it can be really tempting to cut back on the servicing, but this could be a false economy as it will often cost far more to repair the door if it does break, than when compared to the cost of a regular service to spot issues before they become a major problem.
Here are three good reasons why it makes total sense to have your garage door serviced regularly.
To Be Cost Effective
A well-maintained and regularly serviced garage door will last longer than a neglected one. This means you’ll be less likely to have to replace your door in the near future, and as we mention earlier in this article, regular servicing can also help to prevent costly repairs because any issues can be spotted and sorted much quicker than just leaving it until things really go wrong.
A broken garage door can be a safety hazard. If the door doesn’t open or close properly, it could trap someone inside or outside of the garage and of course it could also fall on and potentially hurt someone.
Having your garage door serviced regularly can help to identify potential problems and fix them before they cause an accident which is especially critical for elderly users of garage doors, as the harm a broken garage door can do really should not be under estimated, and it can be avoided so easily.
A working, regularly serviced and very well-maintained garage door is worth more than a neglected one and if you are trying to sell your house and your garage door is broken, then this will often be taken into account with any offers on your property, just like any damage would. If you’re planning to sell your home in the future, having your garage door serviced makes sense as it is one more positive thing about your property and will help to make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
If you’re not sure how often to have your garage door serviced or how much it will cost, you can always contact a local garage door company for more information. These are the professionals with the right tools and the vast experience to know what to check. They will give you the right advice depending on your door, how old it is and the condition it is in, as whilst most garage doors should be serviced annually, even if you have missed a few years of servicing it is really important to consider a check as soon as you can.
So, even though we have offered three very good reasons to get your garage door serviced, there are of course many more, but the three points above are the core reasons our family run business specialise in garage door servicing, as we know this is more cost effective for our customers than costly repairs should the door become damaged or unusable further down the line.
Contact us today to arrange your appointment for a garage door service.