It is true that the metal garage door parts are at higher risk of damage due to the hard work they do, but this does not mean that the panels are completely protected. They are constantly exposed to the effects of the elements and can also be dented, bent and even broken in case of an accident. No matter what kind of damage they have suffered, they will need a Repair Garage Door services for restoring the safety, operation and looks of the whole door.
Minor issues such as scratches, bending and small holes are fixed with skillful repair by our technicians. When a garage door panel is severely damaged, corroded or completely broken, it is replaced with a new one. The new panel will have not only the same size, but the same design and make as the old one. In this way, it fits the system perfectly. There is no need for adjusting the spring or for repainting the whole door so that all panels will have the same color. The new panel will be installed securely in place.
While the risk of accidents causing damage to the panels cannot be completely eliminated, it is possible to take measures that will protect them from the adverse effects of the surrounding environment. Annual maintenance should involve cleaning the door with a solution of water and detergent, running inspection for damage and repainting. It is essential for an exterior-grade paint to be used. The weather seals have to be replaced in a timely manner when they get worn. You can run a simple test to check their condition. If daylight comes through the sides of the door, this indicates that the seals have become worn and new ones are required.
Most overhead doors are made of steel. Even if the panels are covered with weather-resistant paint, wax or another type of protective material, they may still get rusty. Usually, the bottom panel is affected. This problem occurs due to the fact that it is exposed to various types of damaging chemicals. The list includes driveway cleaners, garage floor cleaners and road salts left by car tires. Count on us for effective garage door repairs in case of rusty panels. The rust will be removed and the condition of the affected sections will be restored completely.
While wood garage doors can last for decades, they require lots of care because this material is at great risk of damage. Decay is one of the most common issues affecting wood panels. It is caused by moisture accumulated inside the material It is easy to notice the problem as the decaying sections are darker in color. The repair involves removing the rotten wood and filling the whole with special filler. Then sealant is added for making the panels strong and smooth once again when necessary, the bottom seal is replaced so that the door receives better protection from moisture.
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