A garage door is a major part of your home and a considerable investment. Because of this, you likely want to do everything you can to ensure its continued performance and durability. One thing you can employ is a professional inspection. Why is a professional garage door inspection so important?
Catches Minor Issues
A garage door, like any other operating system, can have its fair share of issues. And most of these issues start out relatively minor — so much so that homeowners might not notice them. And without a professional’s experienced eye, these minor issues could eventually turn into major and costly mistakes later.
However, with a professional inspection, your inspector will catch these issues in time. Whether that issue is a slight misalignment with the photo eye sensor, a barely noticeable crack in the weather seal, or some dirt buildup on the panels, the inspector can easily fix it. That way, you can enjoy a high-performing garage door for longer.
Saves You Money
When you fix the minor issues quickly, you don’t have to worry about these issues causing you financial headaches down the road. You might have to pay some for the inspection and small repairs, but you’d likely have to pay a lot more later — perhaps even full replacement costs — if you ignore minor concerns now. Instead, an inspection allows you to smartly and conveniently plan ahead with your garage door budget.
Establishes the Condition of the Door
Want to determine what your door needs from you? An inspection will help you understand the exact condition of your door at that moment in time. You can quickly put together a mental image and physical checklist for anything that you need to do for your garage door.
Also, if you plan to sell your home soon, this will allow you and the prospective buyer to know your garage door’s condition. This information can help you determine a good price for the home, establish repairs you might need to make, and help the buyer understand the home they want to buy.
Increases the Lifespan of the Door
As an inspection thoroughly looks over all parts of the garage door and its components, this allows you to notice issues and make needed repairs. With these repairs, you allow your garage door a longer lifespan. You won’t have to worry about premature breakdowns or eventual age catching you unawares. Instead, you can always be on top of things and know that your garage door will last longer.
Enhances the Safety of Your Door
When your garage door develops issues, then this can compromise its safety. A garage door that is out of balance, won’t come up, won’t go down, or stops midway can be a potential hazard. For example, a garage door that doesn’t stop in time if a person is underneath it can harm the individual. Additionally, a garage with its door partially or all the way open when you’re not home is an open invitation for nefarious people.
With an inspection, your inspector can quickly catch these issues, determine what is causing them, and fix them on the spot. That way, you don’t have to be concerned about anyone around your garage door, welcome or otherwise.
Ensures a Professional’s Assistance
While you can try to inspect the garage door by yourself, you likely don’t have the experience, skills, or equipment to do it as thoroughly as a professional. While homeowners should still look over their garage doors, some inspection tasks are better for professionals to do. That way, you can avoid injuries to yourself or damage to the garage door.
A professional inspection will ensure that your garage door gets the attention it needs. The professional will carefully look over each part. That way, you won’t have to worry about the professional missing anything.
If you need a professional inspection, allow Raynor Door Company to help. We have decades of experience looking over many types of garage doors. Contact us today to learn more.