The one great thing about a damaged garage door is often times repair is simply a matter of replacing a panel, instead of the whole thing.
Even if there is no damage, panels can become worn or show signs of rust. A great, affordable way to remedy this issue is to replace the affected panel.
A professional garage door company can help you determine if your panel or panels need replacing, and what repair options are available and how much they will cost.
If your garage door has been manufactured relatively recently, it’s often very simple to order the matching panel from the manufacturer.
Another great way to upgrade or update your garage door is replacing the top panel. You can swap out a boring panel for a panel with decorative windows, for example.
How to Choose the Right Garage Door Panel
If one or two panels are in need of replacement, and replacements are available, then go ahead!
Some choose to replace all panels or just get a new door. Panel replacement will depend on insulation requirements as well as other things.
The reason you need the right match in panels is for functionality. You need panels that will fit exactly to your existing panels and garage door rail so the door will open and close properly.
Your existing garage door system will dictate which type of panels are correct, and this depends on size, lift type and other mechanisms in use. A professional is your best resource to ensure you select the correct panel.
Remember, while replacing a panel or panels is often more affordable than getting a brand new door, there are many factors at play and speaking to a professional about the safest and most affordable option is always best.
If you’re in Houston, feel free to call us! We can help with your panel repair and replacement needs!