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Your garage door plays a big role in your home’s appearance and functionality. Not only does it need to operate properly to allow you to get in and out of your garage, but it also needs to complement the other elements of your home’s exterior decor. With an item that is just as important in design as functionality, how can you know when the garage door you have should be replaced?


A garage door tune-up is recommended annually. This may be performed by your local garage door company for a proper and thorough tune-up. However, if your garage door malfunctions regularly and needs frequent maintenance, it may be time to install a new garage door. If the money spent on service calls, labor and parts associated with repairs is high, it may make more sense to replace the garage door than to have someone regularly repair it.

Efficiency and Insulation

If your garage is attached to your home, air in the garage can enter through the doorway into your living area. New garage doors will provide insulation to keep you warm in the winter months and prevent heat from escaping. Properly installed weather seals and sealing joints keep cold wind from entering the home.

For those people who use their garage as a workshop, an insulated garage door will help regulate the temperature inside the building, keeping the space more comfortable compared to the extreme range of the outside temperature.

Curb Appeal

If the current home that you’re residing in isn’t your forever home, you might consider installing a new modern garage door to replace your outdated garage door. Your garage door can improve your home’s curb appeal, and also increase the value of your home when you are ready to sell.  For other ideas on how to increase your home’s curb appeal read our blog.

Garage doors last approximately 10-20 years. If you live in a home that was constructed many years ago, your garage door may be at the end of its life expectancy.

Physical Damage

Over the years, your garage door make take a beating, whether that be from wear and tear, child play, unintended collisions, hail or other factors. Not only could the panels on your door show damage, but the damage from an accident could put additional stress on the opener and cause it to malfunction. A damaged door could pose a safety risk, so if your door has sustained serious trauma, then it’s best to replace it.

Garage Door Installation in Des Moines by Amega Garage Doors

A new garage door is an important investment for your property. Amega is the only factory five-star rated and authorized C.H.I Overhead Garage Door Dealer in the Des Moines area. Our technicians have both skill and extensive knowledge in the garage door profession. We warranty our products and services both with an Amega warranty and manufacturer warranties. If you want to see our garage doors, visit our showroom located on 2404 MLK Jr. Pkwy in Des Moines or give us a call at 515-633-2119.