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When Should You Replace Your Garage Door Panels?

Is your garage door beginning to look like it needs some TLC? Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Houston, TX wants to help you determine the best course of action. It may not be necessary to replace the whole door, you could just replace your garage door panels that are damaged. Here are some things you want to look for when surveying the door:

1. Chips or Cracks in the Paint

If you have only minor chips or cracks, you can probably seal the door panel again using an outdoor paint. However, if large places of the paint are gone, you will want to change out the panel to prevent rust. It may also be that the original finish is worn away and leaving the material underneath exposed. This requires a panel replacement as well.

When cracks and chips are on the panel, it can cause rust to occur. Also, it will cause your door to leak air and make your garage less insulated. Even if the crack seems small, it is worth replacing it.

2. Warped Wood Panels

Due to temperature extremes, a wood garage door can become warped. Wood in this condition cannot be repaired and the panel must be changed out. Many homeowners decide to replace their wood panels with a composite material. This material is more durable but has a realistic wood grain appearance. It is made from a wood and metal combination.

When the wood starts warping, it will cause excess strain on the door. It could cause it to become off balance and create problems for the garage door assembly. You might find that the excess strain burns out the opener in your garage.

3. Dings or Dents

Maybe you have had light hail damage, ball or bike damage, or just activity that has caused imperfections in the door. If you find the dents are too severe to pull out or disguise, you will want to replace the panel. A deep dent will usually cause paint to chip and compromise your panel.

4. Bent Panel Sections

If you start seeing daylight coming from the door jam when your door is down, you may have bent panels. This would cause a loss in the insulation and possibly chipping in the paint or sealants. Your assembly could be crooked and functioning inefficiently. This will require a panel replacement if that is the bent part.

Our technician can come out and inspect the condition of your panels. They will give you an honest opinion of whether or not they think a repair is possible. If they can make the replacement, they will. Otherwise, they will help you pick out a new garage door.

We Can Change Out Your Garage Door Panels

Contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Houston, Texas today to schedule an assessment of your door panels. We can give an estimate and replace the panels for you! We look forward to sending one of our technicians out to help you.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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