No matter how much time and energy you invest into proper maintenance and care of your garage door system, mishaps are bound to happen at some point. There’s never a convenient time for your garage door or garage door panel to stop working, especially if your home relies on your garage door for security. If your garage door, remote or panel stops working, you’ll want to have it fixed as soon as possible.
The main fixes for a broken garage door panel are to either repair or replace the panel. Depending on the degree and type of damage, you need to decide which option works better for you. If there are only a few broken panels, it may be more cost-effective to just replace the broken panels. Here are a few other things to consider when deciding whether to replace or repair your broken garage door panel or section.
What is the extent of the damage?
The extent of the damage done to your garage door panel or section will be the main factor in your decision to either repair or replace your garage door. When a singular garage door panel is damaged, sometimes the functionality of the entire door malfunctions. This is more likely to happen with panels that are located on the sides and at the corners of the door.
For a small crack or scrape all you may need is some filler and paint for a quick fix up. On the other hand, if significant and noticeable damage was caused by a storm or car backing into the garage, you may need to take some more serious measures for repairs. If you’re unsure about the extent of the damage or even if it looks small, always have a professional come and take a closer look to make sure there isn’t any serious damage behind the scenes.
Are the panels readily available?
The main priority with a damaged garage door is the time it takes to be fixed. The longer your garage isn’t in shape, the longer your house remains unsecured to unwanted visitors and your children or pets in danger of wandering off the property. Not all garage door panels are available immediately and you need to decide how long you’re willing to wait for them.
If the replacement panels or sections you need are readily available and you’re happy with the price, speak with a professional garage door repair company on how and when they can replace the panels so you can start using your garage again in no time. Here at Professional Garage Door Services Perth residents know they can rely on us to provide repairs and maintenance for all major brands of garage door products. So, it doesn’t matter what your door’s brand, make or style is. We can get it back to working in optimum condition in no time.
How old is your garage door?
Another one of the first things you should consider is the age of your garage door. It’s not recommended to replace panels or sections on a garage door that is past its prime. It would be like swapping out a few bricks in the wall of a falling apart house. A temporary solution, but eventually the whole thing will have to come down and it will be a waste of time and money.
If your garage door is older than 20 years, it’s likely to be reaching the end period of its lifespan. At this age and after this amount of use, the best option would be to replace the entire overhead garage door. To save yourself from frequently having to call Professional Garage Door Services for repairs, look into the installation of a new garage.
If your garage door is relatively new, 10 or so years old, it may be worth considering repairing or replacing the broken panels. 1 or 2 broken panels should be easy to replace, so long as you can find the models you’re looking for. It’s also much more cost-effective to replace a few panels rather than the entire garage if the damage is small.
Find out how to keep your garage running as smoothly and for as long as possible in our blog, How to clean and maintain your garage door.
Here at Professional Garage Door Services, we know how important it is to have a well working, reliable garage door and how stressful it can be when something goes wrong. If you have a garage door emergency or you would like to book an appointment for repairs, don’t hesitate to contact us now on 0417970011. We ensure the highest quality service there is. Plus, we’re backed by years of experience. We are available 24/7 for all your emergency garage repair needs in Perth!