Replace Unsightly or Broken Garage Door Panels to Put Off Buying a New Door

Replace Unsightly or Broken Garage Door Panels to Put Off Buying a New Door

In many instances, when an item is damaged or broken, homeowners face the dilemma of having it repaired or just replacing it entirely.  Regardless of the size of the item, their decision is often influenced by the respective costs – is it more economical to extend the life-cycle of the original article or is now the time to invest in a new or upgraded model?

Naturally, a salesperson may try to sway the decision in favor of a new item (a vehicle, an appliance, an air conditioning unit) especially if there are commissions to be made on a new sale.  On occasion, though, the current item may ultimately be fine after some attention and, not to be taken lightly, a lot less expensive.  This latter concept will often apply in the case of a sectional garage door with one or two damaged or broken panels.

When garage door panels are damaged or broken, one or more of the following might be contributing factors:

  • Age of the door
  • Hardware failure
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Quality of the material
  • Exposure to the elements
  • Intentional impact
    • Vandalism
  • Unintentional impact
    • Automobiles
    • Flying debris
    • Sports equipment

Depending on the extent of the damage, it may be possible to simply lift out and replace the panel (or panels) without having to endure the cost of an entirely new door; this will be particularly important when such an expense was neither anticipated nor planned in the homeowner’s maintenance budget.

There will, however, likely be some additional costs over-and-above the parts and labor in this case (or just the parts for do-it-yourself homeowners).  It can often be difficult to get an accurate color match between the existing door and any new panels, especially if the door is a few years old, so there may be the added expense of painting or staining.

And on the subject of labor –although do-it-yourself garage door panel repair would be a more cost-effective tactic, it also requires the potentially dangerous steps of removing and reinstalling the garage door springs.  These springs operate under high degrees of tension and can expose an installer/repair person to possible injury if that tension is not set up/adjusted correctly.

Therefore, for even, a seemingly straightforward procedure such as the replacement of damaged or broken garage door panels, homeowners may want to rely on the expertise of garage door repair professionals like the technicians from Markham Garage Doors.

Replacing damaged or broken garage door panels can be a relatively inexpensive repair.  The work might involve just one or two panels and perhaps a hinge or bracket that may be twisted or bent as a result of an accident or unintentional impact.

Unfortunately, issues with garage door panels can be signs that more extensive damage is either looming or already present, and simply addressing the obvious problem with the panels might not be sufficient.  Factors that contribute to panel failure, as noted above, can also have a significant impact on the overall condition of the door, to the extent that widespread repairs and even the entire replacement of the door might be required.

Therefore, when a garage door panel is damaged or broken, it may be prudent to have a complete inspection performed by an award-winning garage door repair provider such as Markham Garage Doors.  In addition to the panel repairs, the technicians from Markham Garage Doors can assess the overall condition of the door and complete any necessary and/or preventative maintenance to restore or retain the optimal operation of the door.

This inspection would include:

  • All panels
  • All hardware
  • Tracks/rollers
  • Springs/cables
  • Weatherstripping
  • Garage door opener

If this inspection determines that replacing the garage door would be the best course of action, Markham Garage Doors distributes and installs a wide array of doors across all sizes, styles, and prices range from the leading manufacturers in North America.

If your garage door has been damaged and you need professional repair services, call the specialists from Markham Garage Doors at (905) 472-9178 or (416) 570-3667 today to obtain a no-obligation estimate.

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