Garage Doors: Time for a New One?

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A new garage door can really revitalize your home’s exterior.

How’s that garage door doing these days? Maybe a few dents from the driveway being used as a practice field, or pulling the car up just a tad too far? Maybe you inherited an older garage door when you bought your house, and some of the parts just don’t work the way they should. If you’re not sure if it’s time to replace your garage door, here’s a little information about what to look for and the different styles available.


Garage door damage comes in two varieties, cosmetic and operational. Cosmetic damage is anything that’s affected the look of your garage door including rust, scratches, dents, or warps or cracks in a wood door. Operational, as you may have guessed, affects the operation of your door. Operational damage might be able to be repaired, but if your door is old the chances of something else breaking are pretty high. Cosmetic damage may not affect the operation of your door, but can be a big eyesore to you and your neighbors.

Replacement Options

The most common type of garage door, a roll up door is made up of sections held together with hinges so that the door can fold while closing or opening. While it is still a pretty simple operation, a roll up door does rely on a good amount of moving parts to operate. There’s a ton of different style and color choices with roll up doors, so you’ll certainly be able to find an option that fits your house.

Schaefer Siding and Exteriors Has the Answers!

If you’d like to know more about a new garage door or receive an estimate, contact the professionals at Schaefer Siding and Exteriors by calling 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also find more information on our website. When you hire our company to install new gutters on your home, you will benefit not only from our combined 75 years of experience and knowledge, you will have the security of knowing your company will be there for you in the future.

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