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Repair or Replace Your Garage Door: Which Is the Right Decision for Your Home?

Last updated 5 years ago

It can be tough to make the call between garage door repair and replacement. Both solutions offer their own advantages, so you should evaluate the needs of your household before you decide. You can use the following comparisons to determine which garage door fix is the best solution for your home.  

  • Visible Damage: The type of damage should be big factor when deciding between repair and replacement. A garage door with a few, closely-grouped dents and scratches is a good candidate for repair. However, a garage door with an extensive set of dents may require a full door replacement. It is also often more cost-effective to purchase a new door than it is to repair several panels on a single door.
  • Weather Wear: Harsh weather can cause severe, compound damage to your garage door. For example, moisture leaks and hail impacts from winter weather can greatly weaken your garage door. In cases like these, garage door replacement is almost always required. However, a new door can also offer advanced protection from weather damage in the long-term.
  • Mechanical Issues: Many garage door problems are purely mechanical, and most of these issues can be repaired by a professional technician. However, advanced interior damage like corrosion and rust will require a full door replacement. Schedule routine garage door maintenance visits to catch these small repairs before they turn into a costly problem.
  • Current Warranty: A comprehensive warranty helps to protect your home against the costs of garage door repair. If your warranty is still in effect, then repairs are an obvious (and inexpensive) solution to most garage door problems. A garage door with an expired warranty, however, may also be past its prime in terms of performance.

You can contact GDR Garage Door Repair Service for professional garage door support at any time. We’re proud to provide 24-hour, seven-days-a-week service for our Dallas customers. Get in touch with our friendly customer service staff by calling us at (972) 544-7367.


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