How to Know When It's Time for a New Garage Door

Open and close. Open and close. Open and close. For the most part, garage doors are getting a lot of wear and tear all day every day. While experts say the average lifespan of a garage door is 15-30 years, it's not uncommon to need repairs sooner when things like weather and general quality are taken into consideration. Here are a few key signs to look out for to know when it's time to get a new one.

Danger Hazard

Garage doors are designed to open all the way, shut all the way, and reverse when triggered. If yours no longer performs these basic functions, then it could potentially cause serious injury and it's time to get a new one.

Sounds Weird

Garage doors are very rarely super quiet. They're loud by nature. Pay attention to if your garage door is making new sounds like banging, squeaking, or clicking. If it seems to be getting louder, that's another sign that repairs need to be considered.


The older your garage door becomes, the slower it gets. When yours reaches that point to where it's taking much longer for it to open or close, consider buying a new one.

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