The garage is often the main focal point of your home’s exterior. Adding a new door can help with your home’s appearance, increase your resale value, and make you the envy of the neighborhood, but how do you know when it’s time to replace your old garage door? Here are five signs you should start considering the upgrade.

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If you’re looking at making your garage into a living space or a dedicated workspace, replacing your existing door may help make the transition much easier. Modern doors have higher quality insulation, making it easier to heat and cool the space. Further, modern garage doors have more contemporary designs that are worthy of a living space. Get rid of that yellowing fiberglass material and replace it with a stylish, well insulated door with tinted windows to maximize natural light while preserving security.

Outdated Safety Features

Many older doors lack safety features, making them dangerous for small children to be around. These doors are able to close, even if something is in the way leading to injury and property damage. Modern doors often have improved safety features that prevent the door from closing if there’s an obstruction. As soon as the sensor detects an object, the door lifts up and won’t close until the pathway is clear.

dreamstime_xxl_28158271Constant Noise

If your garage door makes excessive noise when it operates, it may be time to consider replacing your system. Over time, garage door openers wear out. As the system degrades, the noise generated increases, giving you the perfect auditory cue to call an expert. If the system can be easily repaired, you may be able to extend the life of your system. However, you may find it more beneficial and cost effective to replace your garage door system.


Whether you’re in need of a new garage door installation or are simply needing some repairs, Lifetime Garage Doors is here for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.