When it comes to your garage door, there are typically lots of questions and unknowns, especially if you’re deciding to replace or repair a part on the garage door. A garage door panel is a frequent topic of discussion — if one is damaged, should it be repaired or replaced? The answer will vary by situation, so there is not a single answer that can be applied all. For the most part, replacing the panel our recommendation, however there are reasons that a repair would also fix the issue.
How the Panel was Damaged
If the panel was damaged by a flying frisbee or a deflected hockey puck from the kids, chances are a repair will do the trick. Minimal damage can be easily repaired and if the garage door is used as the backdrop of the sports that happen in your driveway, replacing every damaged panel would be a hassle.
Curb Appeal Considerations
Your home’s curb appeal is significantly influenced by your garage door. If you plan on staying in your home for many years to come, make sure you’re proud to drive up to it. If large amounts of damage are done to a door panel, replacement is the better option. If you plan on selling your home soon, a well manicured garage door can be the detail that sells your home! Replacing damaged garage door panels will make all the difference and you’re very likely to see those costs recovered when you sell!
The Age of Your Garage Door
The life of a garage door can be anywhere from several years to over twenty years, depending on the door, maintenance, and usage. The older and more worn the garage door, the better it’ll be to make replacements rather than repairs. After extended wear and tear, a panel may not be fixable and therefore replacement is the only option.
It may be a difficult to choose the right answer — repair or replace the garage door panel? — if you’re not sure what to do, give us a call and we’ll help you answer any questions you may have. Overhead Door Company of Garden City is here for you! Give us a call 620-275-4602 or contact us for a service or any questions you may have!