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Garage Door Panels

Whether they are accidentally damaged by a vehicle, the wind, or an object such as a baseball or soccer ball, your garage door panels will need to be fixed if broken. However, you have options for repairing your garage door. Depending on the severity of the damage, the panels of the garage door may be repairable, but you might also need to replace them. A professional knowledgeable about a garage door’s repair can assess your garage door to determine if the panels have minor damage and can be replaced or if they have suffered more extensive damage and need to be repaired instead. The number of panels affected also determines whether or not you should make a repair or replace the panels.

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REPAIR OR REPLACE GARAGE DOOR PANELS?

Repairing Door Panels

If you are looking at a damaged garage door, you may be debating whether to replace or repair the panels. While it’s always a good idea to contact a professional for an assessment, especially if you are not sure what to do, you can get a sense of which direction you might be leaning toward by considering these factors:

  • Age of the door
  • Damage
  • Cost

Although it might not initially seem like an essential factor, the age of the garage door should play a role in determining whether or not to replace or repair the door’s panels. As a general rule, the entire door should be replaced if it is more than 20 years old. By that point, the garage door has lived through its best years, and you might not get too much time out of the door if you decide to replace a few panels. Even if you did replace the panels on a door that old, the other parts of the door would likely start to wear out and need to be replaced, which could cost a fair amount of money. However, if the garage door is ten years old or less, it might make more sense to repair the panels. If you have an older garage door, it may be difficult to find an exact match for the panel or panels that need repair. You can contact the pros for garage door repair in Des Moines to ask about getting repairs and having the door repainted to create an end product that you are proud and happy to own.

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Replacing Garage Door Panels

The amount of damage that the garage door has sustained is also a consideration when you are deciding if you should make repairs to the panels or replace them. If there is minor damage, such as if a small object hits the door or if it suffers minor damage from hail, you may be able to repair the door by yourself by filling in the dent and painting over the surface. However, if you hit the garage door with the car or it otherwise suffered more severe damage, the door may be much more expensive to repair, and it might ultimately make sense to get the door replaced instead. Regardless of your choice, you should have a professional evaluate the door and check for underlying damage to make sure there is no hidden damage that you are missing. A professional can also look at other parts of the garage door, including the garage door opener and other components, to ensure that they have not been badly damaged from the impact. garage door panel

Before you decide whether or not to repair the damaged panels on your garage door or get a new garage door, you may want to think about the total cost. Each individual garage door panel can range from $200 – $700.

If you only need to replace one or two panels, and if the garage door is otherwise in good condition and has enough life left, it might make more sense to replace the few damaged panels. If the damage is truly minimal, you may also be able to repair the panels and make them look new. It will cost about $100 – $200 to repair a single damaged panel, provided the panel can just be touched up with filler and paint. However, if you have an older garage door, replacing the entire door might be more financially feasible. It may also be possible to repair a garage door instead of replacing it. If your garage door has dents, holes, or is rotted or rusted, you may be able to repair the garage door. Wood panels are the most expensive to repair, while steel panels are the least expensive. 

Regardless of whether you decide your garage door panels can be repaired, replaced, or if you need to get an entirely new door, we can help you out. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff for garage door repair in Des Moines today.

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Google Average Review is 4.9/5 Stars

Jamie Hartman
Jamie Hartman
2022-10-24
Kyle was great!
LEE McCalester
LEE McCalester
2022-10-24
The technician Jordan did an excellent job adjusting my torsion controlled garage door. Would highly recommend!
Leah Gudgel
Leah Gudgel
2022-10-21
Thank you Kyle for doing a very nice job of repairing my garage door. You explained what you were going to do, how long it would take you, and the cost to me before starting the job. I will call Precision again if needed.
Paul Porter
Paul Porter
2022-10-20
Precision Garage Door Service was a life-saver. They were able to come out within 24 hours and fix my issue. Technician Colton Myers did an excellent job. It was very difficult to even get into the garage, but Colton managed to do so. He got my opener replaced within an hour. He is a great communicator and kept me updated every step of the way. My car is now free! I would definitely recommend to others.
Peggy Aerisolphal
Peggy Aerisolphal
2022-10-18
If you are giving any thought to a new garage door, I suggest you connect with Precision Garage Door of Des Moines. Everyone there is very helpful. I was especially pleased with the installers, Hunter and Tom.
Joan D.
Joan D.
2022-10-17
Ryan was prompt, professional, and personable. He explained things clearly and made the necessary repairs quickly. We've been happy with our garage door that Precision installed eleven years ago, and their repair service today was great!
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sarkified gaming
2022-10-15
Cool dude 😎
jeff yates
jeff yates
2022-10-11
Woke up to our garage door not opening. Called Precision and had a service tech on premises within an hour. Colton Myers was the technician. He did fantastic and quick work. Thank you Colton and thank you Precision.

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