A homeowner in Lincoln, NE, contacted Titan Garage Doors NE for garage door repair assistance because their garage door's bottom panel was dented by a reversing car. When they decided to replace the garage door for safety reasons, they specified that they wanted the new door to have the same appearance and finish as their old one. We showed them some options and recommended a particular model – an insulated vinyl garage door that was durable and low maintenance. The order arrived after two weeks, and we scheduled the garage door installation for the following day. The garage door replacement job took six hours to complete, and the results of the performance and safety tests validated our excellent work. The client was delighted with the result and promised to recommend us to family and friends.

Accidents can damage your door no matter how well you care for it. If this happens, it is important to have the damage repaired as soon as possible. The severity of the damage will determine whether the door needs to be replaced or if a repair will suffice. Knowing how to assess the damage can help you make the best decision for your garage door.

Garage Door Repair vs. Replacement

There are two options when a garage door panel breaks: you can either repair it or replace it. While the cost is one of the most important factors, there are a few other things to consider when deciding whether to replace your garage door panels or the entire door. 

Garage Door Age

If you are considering whether to repair or replace your garage door, one of the first things you should consider is its age. A garage door over two decades old has probably served you well, but at this point in its lifespan, the various parts are beginning to wear down from use. As a result, you will find yourself regularly calling professionals for repair.

If your door is less than ten years old, repairing the panel may be better than replacing it. Finding a single panel that matches your door can be difficult, but repainting it or the new panel may be a good solution.

Amount of the Damage

Another important factor to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace a door panel is the amount of damage it has. If a small impact or debris has caused only minor damage, then a tiny amount of filler and paint may be all that is needed to fix it. However, if the damage is severe, it might be necessary to replace the door completely.

If you backed your car into the garage door or a strong storm hit your area and damaged it, the damage might be more than just a minor dent. Further inspect the door if there are any underlying issues. The damaged panels might be able to be fixed, but the accident could have also affected the door's opening and closing operations.

If your garage door is in good shape but has a few damaged panels, you can replace just those panels. In most cases, though, it makes more sense to replace the entire garage door if several panels are damaged. We at Titan Garage Doors NE are aware that every circumstance is unique. The severity of the damage, the type of door, the door's age, and several other factors can all affect the best course of action when a garage door panel is broken.

If your garage door panel is broken, you may wonder whether to repair or replace it. If you are unsure of the right course, contact the experts at Titan Garage Doors NE before deciding. With over ten years of experience in the industry, we will be able to provide you with the guidance and advice you need to make the best choice for your particular situation. 

We offer a wide range of garage door installation services to meet your needs and budget. We also offer a variety of garage door styles to choose from, so you can find the perfect look for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a free consultation.