You use your garage door every day, but do you know the ins and outs of proper maintenance and care? In today’s post, we’ll take an in-depth look at four common mistakes you might be making with your garage door. When you’ve finished reading today’s entry, be sure to get in touch with a member of Coast 2 Coast Garage Door to schedule garage door maintenance and repairs for your home.

Four Common Garage Door Mistakes

Letting Small Problems Go Unaddressed

Does your garage door have “quirks” that you haven’t addressed? If you’re like most homeowners, then you probably put up with squeaks, dented panels, and other minor issues as long as they don’t affect your garage door’s overall performance. While we completely understand that minor flaws are probably low on your priority list — especially now that we’re entering the height of the holiday season — you should always keep the big picture in mind. Minor problems are occurring because something is wrong, and unless you contact a professional for garage door repairs, the problem will inevitably become worse with time.

Forgoing Replacement 

There comes a time when you should replace your garage door instead of pursuing more garage door repairs. Just like a broken car that’s been in and out of the shop for months on end, investing in a garage door installation is often the more financially sound decision. We know that it can be difficult to determine if you should repair or replace your garage door, so get in touch with us if you would like us to perform an inspection and help you determine the best course of action.

Leaving Your Garage Door Open

If you’re like most homeowners, then you’ve probably left your garage door open while you ran a quick errand or walked to a neighbor’s house. Even if you’re only going to be gone for a few minutes, you should always close your garage door and keep your home locked while you’re away. Thieves will often take the opportunity to steal tools and other valuables out of the garage, and unwanted animals can also take up residence and cause damage to your home. Get in touch with us to learn more about convenient, easy-to-carry garage door openers!

Do-It-Yourself Repairs

Though we’ve listed this mistake last, it’s perhaps the biggest one homeowners can make with their garage doors. Repairing a garage door is rarely as easy as you expect, and there are a number of safety hazards that can cause serious injuries. We take pride in our affordable garage door repairs and fast turnaround times, and we hope that you’ll give our technicians a call if you’re experiencing any problems with your garage door. You’ll ensure that no further damage is caused to the door, and you’ll also protect your health and well-being.

Keep an eye on our blog page, as we’ll continue to provide you with more information about garage door repairs and installations as we enter the new year.

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