We all know that accidents can happen at any time, it happens quite often in the Garage Door Repair field. One of our most recent customers had someone run into their garage door. This caused the bottom section to bow as well as left a dent on the front of the door. The homeowner didn’t want to have to replace the entire garage door so we were able to track down the exact section needed for replacement. We were also able to take care of a few minor issues with the garage door to ensure smooth operation for years to come.

Is it cheaper to replace a panel vs replacing the entire door?

In most cases panel replacement will be the cheaper option, however if multiple panels have damage it may be worth the extra money to just replace it entirely. Also one other thing to consider is how old the door is. If your door is older the paint has likely faded, when the new section is installed it will likely not patch since the paint finish will be new. This can however be fixed by re-painting the entire garage door. Every scenario is different which is why we always offer all of our customers free estimates. This allows us to give you options on repair and replacement so you can make the best choice for your home.

How do I know what type of panel I need?

There are many different types and models of garage doors. The easiest way to determine what kind of door you have is by looking on the side of the garage door. There is typically a sticker with manufacturers information on exact make, model, and size. This can be very helpful if your trying to track down a part or panel. Here is a list of the most common types of garage doors:

  • North Central
  • Haas
  • Clopay
  • Wayne Dalton
  • Amarr
  • Door Link
  • CHI
  • Hormann

There are many more brands of garage doors but these are the most common that you will find in the Twin Cities Metro. If you are unable to locate a tag or sticker to determine your door, feel free to schedule one of our free estimates. We will come to your home figure out exactly what type of door you have and find the part you need. To schedule an appointment simply call 612-886-9606!