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Can You Replace Just the Bottom of a Garage Door?

Can You Replace Just the Bottom of a Garage Door?

May 21, 2018

Your garage door is one of the most important features of your home. A quality garage door protects your vehicle, tools, and other personal belongings from theft and environmental threats. The first sign that your garage door may require repair is when damage occurs to the bottom panels. Fortunately, it is possible to replace the bottom panels to help preserve the entire door’s integrity and longevity.

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When It’s Okay to Just Replace a Panel or Section

Each type of door and the damage it has incurred is unique and needs to be diagnosed on a case-by-case basis. Some forms of damage will require complete door replacements, while others may be fine with either a repair or a replacement. You may be able to repair or replace your panels if you have:

  • New panels that have available replacements
  • Minor dents or dings on the door
  • Slight scratches or scuffs in the paint

The bottom panels of your garage door may require repair or replacement, but promptly scheduling a panel replacement will ensure your garage door does not accrue any further damage. 

How to Replace a Panel

Learning about the panel replacement process will give you insight into the timeline of this service and how detrimental panel replacement is. The steps to efficiently replace a garage door panel include:

  1. Unplugging the garage door power chord
  2. Measuring the garage door’s height, width and depth
  3. Attaching the hoists to the garage door and the track
  4. Finding something sturdy to balance the door on
  5. Using an impact wrench and vise grip to remove panel hardware
  6. Positioning the new panels
  7. Using a vise grip to attach the panels to the tracks
  8. Ensuring your new panel is attached

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Hiring a Halo Overhead Doors Expert to Replace a Panel

At Halo Overhead Doors, we understand that you want to solve your garage door problems immediately. However, we caution anyone wanting to attempt to repair a panel without a professional. Benefits to hiring an expert for the replacement process include:

  • Your insurance may require it
  • DIY repairs risk causing more damage to the door
  • Professionals offer warranties

If you need a panel or section replacement for your garage door, trust the experts at Halo Overhead Doors to provide you with the most reliable and highest-quality door repair service. 

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