When garage doors are no longer functioning well, it is only right to consider replacing them with a new one from a reliable garage door company. Imagine how much you would have to spend for maintenance if your garage door gets broken every week. However, one question needs to be asked: What happens to the old garage door?
Repurposing Your Old Garage Door
You may immediately think of disposing it to a landfill or sending it to be recycled, but don’t be too hasty because even though old garage doors may not be useful for your garage, it can still be useful for other things, especially considering the materials they are made of.
Repurposing is a good way to deal with an old garage door and give it a new life. Here are some compelling reasons to repurpose instead of disposing old garage doors:
- To avoid waste of useful materials
Your old garage door may not be fit to guard the contents of your garage anymore, but the materials it’s made of are still usable and it would be wasteful to just put them on a landfill. The panels of a wooden garage door for example can be converted into a cabinet for your clothes. Your metal garage door panels can be used to make a safe. Imagination is the limit to the things you can do with your old garage door materials.
- For the environment
Wasting your old garage door materials is also a burden to the environment. For example, if you buy a new wooden coffee table, some trees will have to be cut to make them. You can save some trees by re-using the wood from the garage door panels to make one. Metals are mined from under the earth and the more mines there are, the more damage it may do to the ecosystem. So instead of buying new metal furniture, use instead the panels from the metal garage door and help save the planet.
- To make money
If you are savvy with tools and have a hidden artistic talent, you can make money by making artworks out of the materials from your old garage door. Maybe you can use the wood panels as an elegant photo frame and the metal panel into unique modern art. Then you can sell them at the flea market for some cold cash. You can also sell the old garage door itself to some companies who will repair and refurbish it for those people who are looking for cheaper options
- Donating it
Donating your old garage to charity like for example to the group Habitat for Humanity, does not only give your garage a new purpose, it also gives you that sense of fulfillment and joy that can only come from helping others. Charities will sell these garage door materials and the money is going to be used for their projects.
Don’t Dispose of Your Old Garage Doors
Don’t dispose of your old garage doors right away. Think first if there is something else you can use it for. The materials used in these doors are high-quality, especially if you have purchased it from a reputable garage door company. They are perfect for furniture, home decor, and modern art. You can also make money from them or help others by donating them to charity.