When it comes to repairing your garage door, some issues should come to mind. First, as the old saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry, meaning in our case that's better to prevent the decay of your door than to face potential mishaps and the costs of expensive repairs later.
Preventive maintenance is of utmost importance for wooden doors. Wooden doors are affected by the weather conditions they are permanently exposed to. The constant contact with the elements can easily weaken your garage door, and insects can weaken it too. That's why it's essential to give proper maintenance to a wooden garage door.
Be especially careful if you notice damage on the surface of the door, such as holes and cracks. That might mean that the internal structure of the door is damaged, maybe beyond repair, if it has got soft in the interior parts. When you don't follow an appropriate maintenance program, your entry may be weakened by rain and humid weather conditions.
Mold growth and infestations with termites are some of the worst consequences of a door damaged by humidity. These problems can extend to the rest of your house and become a severe problem for the wood in your home.
When the situation gets to these extreme points, no other solution is feasible but to replace the garage door. Take into account that the wood should be treated by an exterminator before you start removing the system to avoid spreading the infestation further.
When we consider metal or another kind of materials for your door, it is of paramount importance too to recognize that rust can deteriorate a garage door to a degree where it is rendered it useless. Here, again, preventive maintenance steps are essential to prevent losing your entry due to the elements.