Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 08:57 pm
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Garage Door Panel Tips

How To Repair A Garage Door Panel

Are you currently wondering what you will do with your current garage door? Perhaps you have recently backed into it, causing it to have a large dent in one of the panels, or maybe you just want to change it for something that has a different design or color. There are many reasons that you should consider replacing your garage door panel, but doing this on your own may not be the very best choice. Sometimes this is better left up to experts that are specialists in this industry that can do it for you for a reasonable price. This article will address what needs to be done if you want to replace a single panel on your garage door.

Tools You Will Need

In order to do this job, which is definitely much easier than replacing a garage door spring, the track on either side, or the electronic operators, it still requires a little bit of expertise and the right tools to get the job done. For most jobs, you are going to need two vice grips, an impact drill and what is called a come-a-long. The vice grips will be used in order to take the panels out by locking the door in place, positioning the vice grips underneath rollers on either side, so that you can spread the panels apart using the come-a-long. It should be noted that without the come-a -long, attaching this device to either side where the cable is, you will not be able to take the panel out. It is only because it spreads the panels enough to remove the old one that this job can be done so easily. Once in place, you need to remove the hinges, and ultimately the panel that needs to be replaced. Taking the panel out, and putting it back, simply requires you to do the steps in reverse. For most people, this would be a two-person operation because it is not easy for first timers. That’s why contacting a professional to remove this for you, and replace it with the exact panel that you need, is probably much easier when using a garage door specialist.

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Finding A Garage Door Repair Company

In order to find one of these companies, you will have to search on the web to find a company that will provide you with this type of help. It is something that these companies will be able to do in just a few moments because it is what they do for a living. You will want to compare the ratings of people have given them on the web, making sure that you are choosing a company that is trustworthy. Once you have chosen one, give them a call and find out how soon they can come out and replace your garage door panel. However, by following the steps as outlined above with the tools that are needed, you should be able to complete this on your own in just a few minutes using those exact instructions.