A great thing about garage door panels is that when one gets damaged, you only need to replace that panel, rather than having to replace the entire door. That can certainly be a sigh of relief when it comes to your budget. Of course, before you decide on what type of garage door repair is needed, you should seek out the advice of knowledgeable experts in the field, our team at Boulder Garage Door.
A family owned and operated business located in Boulder, Colorado, we have over 40 years of hands-on experience and the deep knowledge needed to answer all your garage door questions.
If you are faced with garage door damage and need to decide what to do about it, you probably need a helping hand. Here, we’ll provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about garage door panels and steer you in the right direction.
Is it possible to replace only the damaged section of garage door panels?
Yes, but the extent of the damage will determine if it is worth it or not. If only one panel has sustained damage, go ahead and replace just that one. But if two or more panels are affected, the cost to replace them is so close to that of replacing the whole door that it usually makes more sense to go ahead and replace the entire door instead.
Will it look right only replacing one panel?
If your door is relatively aged, it might be difficult getting the new panel to fit in cosmetically. Sunshine and other wear and tear on the door will have faded the paint, and most notably it will have lost its sheen. To help it look more uniform, using car wax, polish the old sections to restore their luster.
Is it work I can do myself?
If you know what you’re doing, have at it! However, if you’re at all unsure, it is a better idea to let the pros handle it, especially if you are replacing the bottom section. This section connects to the spring mechanism and the tension needs to be handled correctly or it will become a severe safety hazard.
As we mentioned before, if the damage is visible on multiple garage door panels, or it’s relatively old, it’s a better idea to replace the door in its entirety, rather than trying to take it apart. It might seem cheaper only to replace a panel, but if you go that route and something else breaks in a short time, you’ll end up spending more money in the long run.
Of course, it’s better not to make that determination yourself, particularly if you don’t know that much about garage door panels. Instead, give us a call here at Boulder Garage Door, and our professionals will be happy to assess the damage, discuss your situation, and advise you on the best course of action.
Our years of experience ensure a simple process and you can rest easy knowing that you’re making the right decision with regards to your garage door panels. Call or contact us today to learn more.