You’ve probably heard the phrase “Waste not, want not,” and if you adhere to it, you know all too well that it contains more than a grain of truth. Saving money and making the best of what you have, especially given the current strenuous times, is a great way to get by. However, the most money-savvy people know that nothing lasts forever, and that there comes a time where holding onto old things costs you more, both in terms of stress and in terms of cash.


Which brings us to the question this month’s blog post poses: Is it better to replace or repair your current garage door?


Certainly, getting an entirely new garage door usually will cost more than garage door repair; this is true, even if you go with an economic company like Door Power, simply because there tends to be more labor and materials involved in garage door installation. However, as we implied above, even the hardiest garage doors are not immune to time’s trials and tribulations, and eventually, you will need to invest in residential garage door installation, regardless of how well you’ve cared for your investment.


So, in short—to repair or replace? That’s certainly a question, but we at Door Power have answers. Below you’ll find a few things to ask yourself before making the final choice, as well as a few scenarios where one option or the other may be the better solution.

Garage Door Repair vs Garage Door Installation

Every household is individual, as is every garage door situation—few garage door companies know this better than Door Power! Telling you to opt for one route or the other without understanding your needs and economic circumstances would go directly against our service policy of ensuring customer satisfaction.


If you need a concrete solution to your garage door woes, though, we’ll give you a free estimate, whether you lean towards garage door repair or garage door installation. You’ve got nothing to lose and quite a few things to gain: peace of mind, economic security (with our upfront pricing), and more. We frequently offer same-day service, so there’s really no need to agonize over this decision when help is a mere phone call away!


All that being said, you can better understand your own garage door needs by asking yourself a few simple questions...

How Much Have I Already Put Into Garage Door Repair?

Have you got a garage door repair company practically on speed dial? If you do, that might be a sign that it’s time for a new garage door installation. As we stated above, there comes a time when repair simply is not a good economic option anymore.


While it may be good for wear-and-tear, only so much wear-and-tear can occur before you’re paying to fix something that’s, well, beyond repair. If your garage door has been a problematic and grumpy house fixture in recent times, one that needs constant professional attention, residential garage door installation might be the right solution for you. Sure, it might be more of an up-front cost, but in the long run it’ll save you money, as you won’t need to pay the pros as frequently to handle its fussiness.


Plus, with support from Door Power, you’ll learn how to better take care of your new garage door, preventing such a state of dilapidation in the future!

Do I Want to Change the Look of My Garage?

Of course, nobody says that you need to completely change the look of your home if you’re investing in garage door installation—especially with the wide variety of styles Door Power can install. You’re bound to find a match with us! However, if you so choose, you can find something that better suits your current sense of style.


There's nothing quite like garage door installation to radically change the look and feel of your house! Next to your siding and roof, your garage door is what passersby notice first about your exterior, and given that it’s generally a different color than other fixtures, it demands attention. It's a great feature to express your sense of individuality and your tastes, whether it be with a functional and traditional style or the luxurious carriage-house look.


If you’re looking to liven up your home’s exterior, garage door installation is perfect for you!

Does My Garage Door Functional Perfectly?

Is this a fluke incident? Do you take amazing care of your garage door, and are you completely in love with how it tends to look and work?


If things couldn’t be better for you, then by all means, garage door repair is a wonderful option. There’s no sense making radical changes to your garage door if you don’t want to, or if a simple garage door repair will restore your garage door to its previous look and function—a look and function that you were perfectly happy with.

Contact Door Power for Top-Notch Garage Door Repair & Installation

No matter which avenue you choose to take, we’re here to help, and with our free estimates and upfront pricing procedures, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better garage door company – see what previous customers have to say in our reviews!


At Door Power, we realize that there are many companies you could call when you need to repair your garage door or install a new one. That’s why we do things differently! When you’re ready, give our Norwood Location a call at 952-467-3199 and schedule your appointment today.