Reasons Autumn Is the Best Season to Replace Your Garage Door

Now that autumn has officially arrived, we’re in the middle of garage door replacement season.

Continue reading to learn why this is the best time of year to get a new door and to get answers to questions like, “Should I replace my garage door this fall?”

When is the best time to replace my garage door?

It’s true that garage doors can be replaced at any time of year, but here are a few of the reasons why fall is the best time to schedule replacement:

  • Your garage is exposed during the exchange: Although it won’t be open for too long, your garage is exposed to the elements when a new door is being installed. This poses a problem in the chilly winter months and scorching summer months, leading to heating or cooling problems inside your home. Since the weather is mild, autumn is a great time to replace your door.
  • Winter installation is tricky: We’re fortunate that we don’t have to worry about blizzards throughout the winter—but that doesn’t mean winter door installation is easy! Cooler temperatures make installation more difficult. For that reason, we advise hiring a pro to install your door now while the weather is still mild.
  • New mechanisms improve reliability: The last thing you want is for your door to only close halfway in the morning as you’re heading out. A partly-open garage door lets out a ton of heat and runs up your energy bill. Rest easy knowing that your door will work to the best of its ability by having a new one installed today.
  • Smart garage doors make life a breeze: With kids heading back to school, you can never be too sure that they actually closed the garage door when leaving the house. If you upgrade to a smart opener, you can open or close your garage door from anywhere using your smartphone.

Should I replace my garage door this fall?

It’s not always easy to tell when the door needs to be replaced. These are a few signs that it’s time to invest in a new door:

  • Old age: Your garage door can last for 10 to 20 years with proper maintenance, but if yours is getting up there in years, it’s time to consider upgrading to a new one.
  • Faulty operation: Call a professional if your door is slow to open or close or shakes while in motion. The door either needs to be repaired, or you need to buy a new one.
  • Exterior damage: Even if the door works just fine, you should have it replaced if the exterior panels are dented or cracked. Not only does that look bad, but it’s also a security concern.

Call our team to replace your door

Fast response time and reliable installation are just a few of the reasons to choose Affordable Dock & Door to install your new garage door. Give us a call today to learn more about the best time to replace your garage door or to get a quote for your new door.