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  • Should You Replace A Broken Garage Door Panel?

  • Your garage door is made up of several panels.  What happens if one of them is damaged in an accident? Or is damaged due to weather or age? While you might think it’s better to only replace the panel, sometimes it isn’t your best option.    

    If you need to replace one of your garage door panels, here are several things to consider:

    How old is your garage door?

    One factor to think about is the age of your garage door. If you have a new door, it might make sense to replace the damaged panel. If you have an older door, there are several things to think about. First, can you find the same panel? If the door isn’t manufactured anymore, you might have a tough time finding a replacement panel.  

    Second, are you going to replace your entire garage door soon? If you are going to replace your door in a few years, it might make more sense to replace the entire door now. Garage door replacements can add value and security to your home, so don’t be afraid to pull the trigger on this project.

    Can you find a matching panel?

    When adding a new panel, you need to make sure that it looks the same as the other panels. Your new panel may stick out because your other panels look old or beat up. If the panels don’t match because your older panels have faded or are a different color, you can paint the garage door. However, if the new panel is a different style than your older ones, it will reduce your home’s curb appeal.   

    How was the door damaged?

    If your door was damaged in an accident, your entire garage door system might be compromised. Replacing the broken panel may not be enough. If your door was damaged in an accident, it’s a good idea to have a professional look at your door. They can make sure no other panels (or other garage door parts) need to be replaced.

    How much does it cost?

    While it might be cheaper to replace one panel instead of the whole door, the overall cost is still a factor. Depending on the parts and labor, it might not cost that much more to replace the entire door. In situations like these, it’s key to think of the greater picture before making a decision.

    Need to replace a garage door panel?  Contact us today!

    If you are thinking about replacing a garage door panel, contact A-1 Door Company today!  We can discuss your options and keep your garage door looking and working like new. As Richmond, VA’s top garage door service, we can help you find the solution that works best for you.