Garage Door Panels

Garage Door Panels

Garage Door Panels, Should You Replace Only One ? There are many different reasons why a person may need garage door help. The door can be jammed, ugly or just very old. But is replacing just a specific part the best thing for your garage and your home? A common problem with garage doors is on the exterior, the garage door panels. You see this part when the garage door is closed from the outside or above you in the garage when the door is open. Sometimes when a garage door panel gets damaged you are able to replace just one of them instead of the whole door. Or when a panel is aged or unattractive to the eye you may want to replace the panel as well. But a common mistake is that the panel is the only thing that’s wrong with your door but most of the time this is not the case. The problem with replacing just one panel is that the doors parts are specifically designed and measured for that door for size and in weight. By replacing such a main and important part of the door, you may be disrupting the aesthetic value and it can compromise the door’s structural integrity. While the door may seem fixed from the outside, the parts that move the actual door may be in jeopardy. If the panel got damaged in some way it could’ve damaged the connecting and moving parts connected to the panel. Some of these important parts may include the struts on the door and the garage door track. If these parts were damaged in any type of way the functionality of your door will be compromised. Zoom In If your garage door is more like a shed, replacing a panel might be more cost effective. If it’s attached to your home or is visible from the street you might want to replace the entire door for security reasons and cosmetic reasons. Most of the time, the panels don’t match the existing door due to age of the existing panels as well as weather aging and other damage. Replacing just the panel is also a quick fix. The problems with quick fixes are they don’t last very long. By having a certified technician coming out to your home and doing a 25 point safety inspection, you can save yourself the stress of not knowing if your garage door is safe for operation. Our Average Rating With 23296 Reviews 5 Star (95.4%) 4 Star (2.2%) 3 Star (0.7%) 2 Star (0.5%) 1 Star (1.1%) Request an Appointment Name Email Phone Number 5 Digit Zip Code Best time to call you: Morning Afternoon Evening Weekends How can we help you? 877-301-7474 JavaScript is required to submit this form Resources Our Blog Precision Youtube Channel Videos Franchise Opportunities Precision Door Service
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Garage Door Panels

Garage Door Panels, Should You Replace Only One ? There are many different reasons why a person may need garage door help. The door can be jammed, ugly or just very old. But is replacing just a specific part the best thing for your garage and your home? A common problem with garage doors is on the exterior, the garage door panels. You see this part when the garage door is closed from the outside or above you in the garage when the door is open. Sometimes when a garage door panel gets damaged you are able to replace just one of them instead of the whole door. Or when a panel is aged or unattractive to the eye you may want to replace the panel as well. But a common mistake is that the panel is the only thing that’s wrong with your door but most of the time this is not the case. The problem with replacing just one panel is that the doors parts are specifically designed and measured for that door for size and in weight. By replacing such a main and important part of the door, you may be disrupting the aesthetic value and it can compromise the door’s structural integrity. While the door may seem fixed from the outside, the parts that move the actual door may be in jeopardy. If the panel got damaged in some way it could’ve damaged the connecting and moving parts connected to the panel. Some of these important parts may include the struts on the door and the garage door track. If these parts were damaged in any type of way the functionality of your door will be compromised. Zoom In If your garage door is more like a shed, replacing a panel might be more cost effective. If it’s attached to your home or is visible from the street you might want to replace the entire door for security reasons and cosmetic reasons. Most of the time, the panels don’t match the existing door due to age of the existing panels as well as weather aging and other damage. Replacing just the panel is also a quick fix. The problems with quick fixes are they don’t last very long. By having a certified technician coming out to your home and doing a 25 point safety inspection, you can save yourself the stress of not knowing if your garage door is safe for operation.
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Garage Door Panels

How to Replace Garage Door Panels Help! I damaged one section of my garage door. Can I buy a replacement section or do I need a new door? It’s a question we hear frequently from homeowners. The good news is that more often than not you can replace the damaged section without having to replace the entire door. Replacement sections for Clopay steel garage doors and Clopay wood garage doors are available from your local dealer or retailer provided we still manufacture the door model you own. What Information Is Needed to Order A Replacement? To order a replacement section, the dealer will need to know the door model, the size of the section to be replaced, the color, and which section is needed: top, bottom or middle. The serial number is the easiest way to determine the door model you have. If your garage door was manufactured in the last ten years, the 15- to 16-digit serial number is located on the interior bottom section of the door. A Clopay dealer will install the new panel section when it arrives. Depending on which part of the door is damaged, the service technician will disconnect the garage door opener and springing system, restack the door sections, reconnect the hardware and opener, and check to make sure the door is operating smoothly. Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door? There are situations when replacing a garage door panel section isn’t the best option. If more than one section is damaged or your garage door is so old that replacement sections are no longer available, it may be more cost-effective to replace your garage door with a new one. There are special considerations for replacing sections on custom garage doors and certain Clopay carriage house door models. If you own one of these doors, please consult a distributor for a recommendation. Long-term exposure to sunlight and weather can alter the color of a garage door so it’s possible the replacement section may not be an exact match to the original door color. Do you have more questions about garage door maintenance and repair? Check out our FAQ.
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Installing a Garage Door If your garage door is more than 20 years old, consider replacing it. Newer doors are safer and easier to operate. Use these step-by-step instructions to install a new door on your garage. How to Install a Garage Door Get step-by-step instructions on how to install a garage door. It’s not as complicated as you might think. How to Fix a Sticky Door Step-by-step instructions for fixing a sticky door. How to Replace a Pocket Door An old favorite gets a new look with this updated pocket door. How to Replace a Shower Door Installing a shower door can change the look of a bathroom. Follow these steps to easily replace a shower door. How to Replace a Screen in a Door or Window Frame Buying new door or window screens can be expensive. Save money by learning how to replace a screen in an existing frame. How to Fix Sticking, Rattling Doors and Loose Hinges Fix common problems with doors that are too tight or too loose, or learn how to switch the side that the door opens on. How to Change a Doorknob Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to replace a doorknob. How to Install a New Door Jamb Step-by-step instructions for installing a new door jamb and adding decorative trim. How to Install Door Casing Learn how to hang molding around a doorway.