Our customers Tom and Marie moved into their new house not realizing they were inheriting a garage door in not the greatest shape.
A few of the garage door panels were cracked, as you can see in the pictures below.
In addition to the cracked panels, the garage door opener was an older model. It made a lot of noise, and just wasn’t working for them.
The first job was to decide whether or not to repair the cracked panels, or just get a new garage door.
This is a hard decision at times. If your current garage door is still being manufactured, getting replacement panels and installing them is often more cost-effective than replacing the entire door. You can also install a strut to secure the cracked panel and keep it safe for us, however, this fix is temporary and ultimately a new garage door panel or garage door is required.
Tom and Marie decided to just go ahead and replace the entire garage door.
As you can see, they made a beautiful selection!
With the new door installed, all they needed to do was paint the garage door to match their home’s paint color.
Tip: This is a great way to update an older garage door that is still functioning to get a fresh new look without the cost of a new door. In this case, Tom and Marie needed a new door due to the cracks in their old one, but a fresh coat of paint can really improve your home’s curb appeal.
Lastly, we installed a brand new LiftMaster 8550 garage door opener. This opener is a belt drive opener, which means its the quietest option on the market. It is the most expensive, but it comes with zero maintenance, so over the life of the opener the cost is comparable to a screw or belt drive opener, which requires routine maintenance.