There are many reasons to replace your garage door. Your teenage son may have backed into the door by accident and dented it. You may be selling your home soon and trying to attract buyers.
No matter your reason, Eikenhout can help you find the best garage door styles for your home.
Here are the 5 signs you should replace your garage door.
1. There Are Dents and Other Damage
It happens. The newest driver in your family forgets to put the car in reverse and crashes through your garage door.
Your garage door didn’t deserve it. But now you have to either look at a crumpled door or shell out money for garage door replacement.
Depending on the size of the dent, the door may not go up and down as well along the track. If your door is stuck and won’t go down, you’ll need to replace the door as soon as possible so people don’t break into your garage.
2. Your Garage Door is About 30 Years Old
The typical lifespan of a garage door is 30 years. Once a garage door reaches 30 years old, it’s only natural that it would show more signs of wear and tear.
Consider replacing your door if you notice scratched or rusted panels. Over time, wooden garage doors can also crack and warp.
3. Your Garage Door is Noisy
It’s convenient to know the exact time your teenage children come home. But noisy garage doors can quickly grate on your nerves.
Over time, garage doors may need new rollers, lubrication, or other simple repairs. Consider replacing the garage door itself if you notice any signs of wear, tear, and damage.
4. You Want to Improve Curb Appeal
The main reason why homeowners replace their garage doors is to improve curb appeal. A new garage door in a bold color can be a great way to add visual interest to your home’s exterior design.
can also be coordinated with the architectural style of your home. How cool is that? There is way more selection for you to choose from than there was 10 years ago.
Garage doors can make up as much as 20% of your home’s façade. This is why homeowners tend to be pretty happy with their new garage doors.
5. You Want to Attract Homebuyers
According to, a new garage door will bring you a 97.5% return on investment. That’s because a garage door serves a functional and aesthetic purpose. It’s also one of the first things a prospective buyer sees when they pull into your driveway.
You only have a few seconds to make a good first impression. Make those seconds count with a brand new garage door.
Contact Eikenhout Today
Eikenhout is a building supply company with 10 locations in Michigan. As such, we offer a wide selection of garage doors for your home. Whether you’re a homeowner or a contractor, we’d be more than happy to help!
Call Eikenhout today to get started on your next project.
This blog post has been updated.