Signs Your Garage Door Is About to Die

Does your garage door look shabby? Does it make noises and act in such a way that you’re scared to use it? Have you gotten to the point that you’re on a first-name basis with your garage door repair person?

These are all signs that it’s time to consider replacing your garage door. While you can certainly get many, many years out of a garage door and they are built to last a considerably long time, there does come a time where you have to decide to part ways with your door. It’s hard to say good-bye, but we have a quick and easy guide for identifying the warning signs that it’s time to kick your dysfunctional garage door to the curb.

Extensive Damage

A few dings here and there are one thing, and most of the time they can either be overlooked or repaired. But if your poor garage door has been mistreated a few times too many and you have dings, dents, scratches, and other damage that’s visible from the sidewalk, it’s time to get real. If a fresh coat of paint can’t cover these tragedies, you need to prepare yourself for the worst.


Your garage door is manufactured to last anywhere from 15–30 years on average. However, the years your garage door lasts depends on many factors. Harsh climates can seriously put a dent in the longevity of your door. If you use it as a backdrop for playing ball, you’re definitely going to wear it out sooner. And if you are in and out of it constantly, that’s another factor that can reduce its lifespan.

Frequent Repairs

Having your garage door repaired, or scheduling regular maintenance is one thing. But getting to the point where you know your garage door maintenance technician better than your own neighbours is a sure sign your garage door is past its prime. If you’re spending more on fixing it than it would cost to just replace it, contact us for a free consultation!


If your garage door is making noises that make you wonder if it would be better off starring in a horror movie than in your driveway, it might be time to put it to rest. While a talented technician can surely fix many things that ail an aging door, many times a noisy door is an indication that it needs to be overhauled completely.

It Won’t Open or Close

Do you enjoy being trapped in your home? Or not being able to get back inside? If this is becoming a frequent occurrence, your faulty garage door might be trying to tell you it’s past its life expectancy. This creates a dangerous situation and is one not to take lightly, so in the case that your garage door won’t open, call us immediately. We can send a technician out to diagnose your door and determine whether it’s fit for repair or provide you with a quote for a replacement.

Whether you’re in the initial stages of considering a new garage door or are ready to buy today, Factory Direct Garage Doors is ready to serve you. We offer a full range of beautiful garage doors, whether you’re looking for a sectional garage door, a roll up garage door, a hand painted cedar-look garage door, or something that’s completely custom-made. Our doors can be outfitted with a range of gorgeous windows to allow light to shine through, and a full spectrum of stunning colours to complement the outside of your home. No matter what you’re looking for, Factory Direct Garage Doors has what you’re looking for at a reasonable price and a super fast turnaround time. Contact us now for a free consultation!