Should I Replace or Repair my Garage Door?

When it comes to deciding whether you need to replace or repair your garage door, there are a handful of factors that go into it. Not only are there functional differences, but the cost also can be a big difference between the two. Here at All Right Garage Doors, we only want the best for our customers and believe in being completely honest, so you don’t have to worry about hidden fees or inflated prices. We want your Costa Mesa home to be the one you’re proud to live in, so we’ve put together an essential guide of why you might replace your garage door and why you would repair.


Repairing your garage door will cost less than replacing the whole door when the issue is in just one area. Depending on the repair, homeowners in Costa Mesa could spend $100-$200 for garage door repairs. Here are some reasons why you may want to repair your garage, instead of replacing.

Functional Damage – If the door suddenly stops working, the problem is most likely isolated and can be fixed quickly. It may be a battery issue or may need professional help to repair the springs, sensors, rollers, etc.

Structural Damage – Structural damages may be tricky to repair, depending on the extent of the damages. If just a single panel is damaged (for example, a car backed into the door), it’s possible to repair the one panel. However, if there is structural damage to the door or tracks, we’d recommend abstaining from using the garage until a garage door service provider arrives, as it may cause more damage.

Cosmetic Damage – Typically, cosmetic damage on garage doors do not affect the operational functions of the garage door and can be touched up with some sanding and repainting. Chipped paint, cracked panels, and paint fading are a few examples of cosmetic damages that would be more cost-effective to repair than to replace.


Most homeowners prefer to replace their garage door to increase their home-value and security in addition to upgrading to more modern features like WiFi-enabled systems. Depending on the style, material, and added functions (lights, keypad, WiFi, etc.), replacing your garage door in Costa Mesa could cost at least $500.

Functional Damage – If the garage doors repeatedly have trouble opening and closing properly, it may be time to replace the garage door. Usually, in cases like this, it’s because there was an issue that needed garage door repair but was never addressed. The damage will cause other parts of the garage to be inefficient as well over time.

Structural Damage – A majority of the time when there are structural damages to the garage door, it’s more efficient and cost-effective to replace it. Severe weather conditions can cause warped doors, which would need to be replaced as soon as possible.

Cosmetic Damage – We’d recommend replacing a garage door if the door is about ten years or older and has cosmetic damage. The new garage door installation will elevate your curb appeal and will increase your home value. Additionally, if your garage is older than ten years, you may want to consider upgrading to a garage door that is smartphone compatible for your convenience.

Do you need assistance with your garage door repair or installation? Here at All Right Garage Doors, we are proud to repair and install garage doors all throughout Costa Mesa and the surrounding Orange County area. Our garage door installation and repair costs are competitive, fair, and the best in the area. To learn more about our services, check out our website or give us a call at (714) 726-2225.