The winter months can wreak havoc on the exterior of your home, specifically your garage door, windows and entry doors, and in an especially cold climate like ours, it’s important to be vigilant in keeping your home safe and comfortable through proper service and replacement of doors and windows as needed. Below is some helpful information on the importance of proper service or replacement of your garage door, windows and entry doors, along with some of the signs of common problems that you should be on the lookout for during the winter months!
Garage Door Service & Replacement
A quality garage door can last you for well over a decade when proper maintenance is performed on an annual basis. However, even with this level of care it’s not uncommon to run into problems with your garage door as it starts to age. Winters can be harsh on this area of your home, and since it serves as a primary entry way for many households, it’s extremely important that it remains secure and in good working order throughout the year.
During the cold winter months, we encounter many instances of cars sliding into garage doors. This kind of incident can cause significant damage to your door, such as major dents, moving a door off its track or interfering with the door’s opening and closing mechanism. This kind of damage can affect the look, functionality and safety of your door.
When your garage door suffers this kind of damage, you’ll need to decide whether to service your existing door or have a new door installed. There are two important factors to consider which will lead you to the right decision: 1) the amount of damage, and 2) the cost differential between repairing your door vs. purchasing and installing a new door. Repairs work well when the damage to your door is minimal, but if your garage door is getting older this could be the perfect excuse to upgrade it. Even if the damage to your door is extensive, contact a garage door professional to see if repairs are an option – you may be surprised to hear that your existing door can be salvaged.
Window & Entry Door Replacement
Often times, the winter months are when problems with your windows and entry doors are first noticed. You may find that your home is colder, especially around windows, and that you are experiencing a draft or gusts of cool air coming into your home. You may also notice excessive ice build up around the edge of your windows, or find glass seal failure. If this is the case, faulty windows or entry doors could likely be the culprit. While some may hesitate to replace windows for fear of the cost, old, inefficient windows can actually be more costly in the long run. During the heating and cooling seasons, your HVAC system is forced to work harder in order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature to compensate for outdoor air leaking through your windows or entry doors.
Is it time to repair or replace your garage door, windows or entry doors? Give us a call today at (402) 733-6440 or visit our website to learn more about our services and or to speak with a garage door professional.