Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Garage Door

If you're a homeowner, you know that there are many things to keep up with constantly. Your lawn, roof, and plumbing require maintenance, as does your garage door. However, there is a difference between having a garage door that needs just some TLC and one that needs replacing. Replacing your garage door can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Wondering if it's time to replace your garage door? Here are some signs that it might be time.


1. Your garage door is old and outdated

If your garage door is old and outdated, it may be time to consider replacing it. An aging garage door may have issues with the springs, tracks, sensors, or even the door itself. These problems can be expensive to fix, and they may only be temporary solutions. A new garage door will be more reliable and require less maintenance. It is also an excellent opportunity to upgrade to a newer, safer model. If your garage door is old and giving you trouble, it's time to consider replacing it.


2. The door doesn't close properly, leaving gaps between the door and the frame

One of the most common garage door problems is that the door doesn't close properly, leaving gaps between the door and the frame. This can be caused by several things, including bent tracks, loose hardware, or an improperly balanced garage door. If you have gaps in your garage door, it is essential to take action to fix the problem as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk having your garage door blown open by strong winds or dislodged by a passing car. A garage door with gaps can leave room for critters to make their way into your garage and belongings. In most cases, this is a fixable problem. However, if your garage door is severely out of place, it may be time to replace the door entirely.


3. The door is difficult to open or close

If your garage door is difficult to open or close, take a closer look to see what the problem may be. First, take a look at the garage door tracks. If they are bent or damaged in any way, that could be causing the door to get stuck. Second, check for rust on the tracks or anywhere else on the door. Rust can build up over time, making it harder for the door to move smoothly. Finally, if the problem persists, or if you find that the door or tracks are rusted out, it is probably a good idea to replace your whole garage door system.


4. The door doesn't seem to be very sturdy or safe

If you have an old, thin garage door that seems weak, you may be worried about its safety. Although garage doors are solid and durable, they can become worn down, rusted, or molded and lose their strength over time. If you are concerned that your garage door is no longer as safe as it used to be, the best thing to do is to replace the existing door with a new one that is thicker and more sturdy. Upgrading and reinforcing your garage door will help to keep your home safe and secure.


5. There are visible cracks or dents in the door

You must take action immediately if you notice cracks or dents in your garage door. These problems can worsen, eventually leading to a complete door breakdown. Garage doors will sometimes develop cracks due to extreme temperature changes. However, these problems are often caused by an impact, such as a ball hitting the door or a car backing into it. If you can see daylight through the cracks, or if the cracks are more than half an inch wide, then it is time to call a professional garage door repair service. They will be able to assess the damage and determine whether the door can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.


6. You start noticing higher energy bills

Your garage door is one of the most important parts of your home to keep energy costs down. Many homeowners do not realize that their garage door can significantly impact their energy bills. An insulated garage door can help keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, which can lead to lower energy bills. In addition, an insulated garage door can also help to reduce noise pollution from outside. On the flip side, an old thin door with poor insulation can let cool and hot air into your home, making your heating and cooling units work harder. Consider investing in an insulated garage door if you want to reduce energy bills.

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These are just a few key signs you can look for to see if you need to replace your garage door. By knowing what to watch for, you can make the right decision for both your home and your wallet. If you have any questions about whether or not it is time for a new garage door, don’t hesitate to call us. We will send a professional out your way to assess your garage door and give you straight and honest answers to your questions, so you can know what your next steps should be.

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Wichita, KS 67218


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What our customers are saying...

Lonnie is a subject matter expert concerning all things garage doors! He’s absolutely the best garage door repairman I’ve used to date. A clear, concise, transparent business model with the warranty to back his work. I highly recommend this local, small business veteran for all future garage door installations and repair.

~ Seth Thomas

Lonny came out in the evening to look at my old garage door that was janky at best. He gave me options of what he could do to make it better, including installing safety cables that were missing. In the end, I decided a replacement was my best choice. He installed it on a Saturday and did a fantastic job. He kept me updated throughout the day as the project went on. I don’t write reviews very often but wanted to tell others how impressed I was. The pricing was very fair I am very happy with the product.

In these troubling times of deceitful business practices and double talk, it is a Blessing to know that honest (Godly) people still exist. To state that Love Garage Doors does excellent work is not enough. If you choose to ask Lonnie "silly" questions, he will patiently take time to smile and give you answers and good ideas. His prices are competitive and his work is steady and true. He sets the bar high for others who compete!

~ Peggy Miles

Totally professional, terrific pricing and great expertise. No hidden charges. I had a complete garage door motor replaced, installation of a keypad and new clickers and new wall button. Lonnie explained every part of the process beforehand and when he left after only a couple of short hours - everything worked perfectly. I'm thrilled. Great company. Thanks again. You guys rock.

~ Tammey Stubbs

What People Say About Us - Reviews

Our spring broke on our garage door and we were able to get it fixed quickly and professionally on a Saturday! We recommend Love Garage Doors!
I first called Lonnie to install 4 large overhead doors on our new shop. He was always on time, hard working and prices very fair. He take his trade serious and knows all for garage doors. This last week after a late dinner out, the 18x7 on the house broke a torsion spring. Call Lonnie and he came over, went to the store for new springs and did it in short order. Again a very fair price and a happy customer.
Bob Mullen
Bob Mullen
The service was professional, prompt, and Informative. I now know what to expect from an older system. Could not have asked for more. Love Garage Doors gets a ten-plus rating and is number one in my book.
Matt Allred
Matt Allred
Lonnie is a very genuine and professional individual. I felt that he had treated me as if I was part of his Family. Very reasonable on the price and did not hesitate to come out and get our garage door working the same day I called. Excellent Service / Highly Recommend / Very Knowledgeable SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS
S Parsons
S Parsons
Lonnie is very personable and easy to work with. Great customer service and took the time to explain things to me so I knew what he was doing and got a better understanding of how everything works. Would definitely recommend. Thanks again Love Garage Doors!!
Rita Jack
Rita Jack
Lonnie was great needed garage door and opener replaced, his prices was great very comparable and reasonable. Lonnie explained everything thing we needed to know about new door and opener warranty. He knows what he is doing also professional and knowledgeable. Great and friendly customer service. Love my new garage door/opener I would highly recommend Love Garage Doors. If I could give him 10 stars I would.
Lonnie did such a great job repairing our garage door. You could tell he knew what he was doing and was going to do the job right. Our garage door is original to our 1950s home and he had no problem fixing it right up! His prices were very reasonable and he’s a very nice guy. Highly recommend.
Rudy Garcia
Rudy Garcia
Woke up early to a broken garage door spring, unable to get the cars out of the garage. I called and was able to schedule a repair within a few hours even though it was before 6 AM. Direct price quote over the phone, too. Great customer service. Lonnie is very knowledgeable in his craft and answered any questions I had. Definitely recommend Love Garage Doors.
Roxie Brotsky
Roxie Brotsky
We needed a repair done on our garage door and called Lonnie at Love Garage Doors. He came to our home at the scheduled time and did the repair. Lonnie was prompt, polite and competent. We will contact him if we are ever in need of another repair and we would recommend him to anyone.
Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker
GREAT service. Came same day, no questions asked. Worked on my door to solve the problem, rather than just offering a “new door” to fix the issue. I greatly appreciated the honest suggestions, feedback, and courteous service. I would not hesitate to call Love’s again in the future. If I have a door issue, you can bet they’ll be my first call.

What Should You Consider When Choosing A New Garage Door?

Just like any other home maintenance service like a new roof, one of the first things you want to consider when choosing a new garage door is your budget.

Why Should A Professional Install Your Door?

A professional knows the best qualities of a garage door and which features will work best for your home. Love Garage Doors, LLC works tirelessly to get the garage door tailored for your situation. We’re experts at garage door installation. We can even reprogram openers, replace broken springs, and reattach cables when needed. When you want safe and quality garage door installation services, look no further; we have 25 years of mechanical experience.

Love Garage Doors has the equipment, skills, and experience needed to get you quality results every time. We're not finished until each customer's needs have been met. We’re a good, old-fashioned, locally owned business that still believes in making friends out of customers. Contact us today at (316) 409-7313 to request an estimate.

Do you need a new garage door for your home or business? A few things to consider before installing residential or commercial garage doors are the door type, the material, the style, and, lastly, your budget. It is recommended that you hire a professional for the installation process because it can be dangerous.

Our company has served Haysville, KS, and surrounding communities, and more importantly, our customers trust Love Garage Doors, LLC. In fact, we only provide quality garage door installation services. Also, we work with trusted manufacturers to provide the best quality garage doors and garage door products for our customers.

Our trained and experienced team safely install garage doors that exceed customer expectations. The goal is to help our customers enhance the look and functionality of their homes or businesses, plus save money in the long run by offering the best garage installation services.

At Love Garage Door, LLC., we understand how choosing the best garage door, garage door opener, and other parts can be stressful. That’s why we will work with you every step of the way combining your preference and our expertise.

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