When does damage to your garage door mean replacement? Not all garage door cracks or dents require a complete door replacement. In some cases, a garage door repair can be completed to extend the life of the garage door. However, there are times when garage door replacement is needed for safety.
Metal Garage Door Damage
Dents and cracks in steel or aluminum garage doors are common. Dents can be caused by backing into the door or items like basketballs bouncing off the door. Cracks are more serious. These can be caused from a serious impact to the door or stress cracks from age.
Dented panels on metal garage doors can often be replaced individually. Cracks can be mended, and in some cases, the panel can be replaced. However, it is important to determine the cause of the crack; if it is due to wear and tear, it may be best to replace the entire door.
Wooden Garage Door Cracks
Wooden garage doors often become cracked due to exposure to the elements or damage from impact. Some wooden door panels with cracks can be replaced, but if a crack occurs on a solid wood garage door, you may need to replace the entire door. A deep crack can impact the integrity of the structure of the door, creating a safety issue.
If you have a dent or crack in your garage door, it is best to have it inspected by a professional. In some cases, it may be able to be repaired. For older garage doors, it may be best to replace the entire door as more problems are likely to occur. Your garage door professional can advise you of the options to make the best decision.
Posted on behalf of:
Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
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