When your Garage Door is Damaged, it harms it both practically and visually. Even a single broken panel can ruin it; that’s why it is worth fixing it as soon as possible.
Doing this in time will mean that you regain the normal function of the garage door. Plus, it will ensure that your garage door is protected in the event of bad weather conditions or if thieves try breaking in.
As professionals who have been in the Garage Door Industry for over a decade, we can tell you that the bottom panel is most prone to damage. That’s because of its position being so close to the floor. It also gets hit by water, snow, and pebbles. Also, if you have a wood garage door, it could be chewed on by mice and termites.
When Should The Garage Door Bottom Panel Be Replaced?
It is pretty normal for the Health of The Garage Door To Deteriorate as time goes by. After all, you can’t expect it to remain new forever. After a severe storm, you will notice that the garage door was damaged by hail or debris. At times it might also be damaged by kids playing ball or engaging in other activities.
Even if the kids damage it, do not panic; replacing the panel does not cost much money. All you need is a few new panels.
The good news is that Garage Door Panels aren’t expensive. That’s why there is no reason for you to be afraid of it impacting you financially. That said, we strongly advise against postponing replacing the panels for too long.
A damaged door can put a great deal of pressure on the opener, and the entire system will end up being misaligned or stuck. If you want the garage door to work flawlessly, then replace the panel ASAP.
What is Needed to Repair the Damaged Bottom Panel?
You don’t necessarily have to hire a professional to repair the door’s bottom panel or replace it. The process is pretty straightforward and can be handled by anyone who has some basic DIY skills. However, if you are not comfortable working on DIY projects, it is best to hire professionals like us.
Doing it yourself is obviously cheaper, and that can mean that you invest in a higher-quality panel that will match the garage door’s structure. That means it will last longer and in just about all weather conditions.
To replace the bottom panel, you will need:
- Two hoists
- Measuring tape
- Vise grips
- Impact wrench
- Measure tape
As professionals, we always tell people never to leave a broken panel the way it is. Your home deserves protection against bad weather like rain or wind, in addition to vandalism. A broken panel compromises the integrity of the garage door and the security of your home.
Replacing the bottom panel is easy, and most people should be able to do it. However, if you find it challenging, please feel free to give us a call.