At Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Charlotte, NC, we see all kinds of garage door damage. Sometimes we get a service call when just one part of the door has been damaged. This raises the question, should you replace just one garage door panel?
If you’re considering whether to replace just one panel or the entire garage door, appearance is the most obvious consideration. Finding a replacement panel that will match the existing door can be difficult. The older your door is, the hard it can be to match it.
If your door is no longer being made, you’ll have to have a new panel custom fabricated. Even then, it can be tricky to match the color exactly because the rest of the door will be faded from age. If maintaining the curb-appeal of your home is very important to you, replacing just one garage door panel may not be the best option.
A garage door panel rarely gets damaged all on its own without affecting other systems. If the panel was damaged due to a collision of some kind, it may have damaged other parts as well. Be sure to check the hinges, rollers, and tracks to be sure they are all working properly.
Damage to the rollers and hinges will only get worse over time, leading to further wear and tear. If the tracks have gotten bent, it will cause the door to be slow and jerky, or not open at all. Eventually, this can cause damage to other panels as well. It’s better to take care of these problems now rather than having the door stop working at some point down the road.
If any other systems have been affected, you could be looking at safety hazards as well. A bent track could add stress to the springs and cause them to snap. Damaged hinges could fail and drop the door during operation.
Your garage door is the largest moving part in your home. It’s important to take good care of it to prevent any kind of harm to your family or damage to your property. Any kind of severe damage to your door should be followed up with a safety inspection by a professional.
Contact Us For An Inspection
If your door has sustained this type of damage, we’re available to help. We provide a thorough safety inspection that will diagnose any early warning signs of danger to your system. We can then recommend repair or maintenance work that needs to be done. Many of these smaller jobs can be done right away with the tools and parts on our truck.
Call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Charlotte, North Carolina right away if you need to replace just one garage door panel or the whole door. Either way, we will gladly take your call and set up an appointment that’s convenient for you. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet your needs.