Garage Door Panels
Garage Door Panels Service By Gold Coin Garage Door Repair Katy
The Importance of Garage Door Panels
For those who use a sectional garage door, like most modern American homes, garage door panels are the sections that make up the door. These allow the garage door to open and close without needing any forward clearance, as opposed to the case of a traditional garage door that does not make use of panels. The panels of a garage door can be made out of a variety of materials. Steel is a popular choice as it is durable and reasonably prices. However, it requires additional insulation. Aluminum is a lighter and less expensive version of steel, but it is easier to dent. Wood is what the first panels were made of giving it a classic look, but they require more maintenance and are subject to rot and splitting. Wood composite is a special material made out of recycled wood fibers, giving it the strength of steel and the texture of wood, while being less prone to rot and splitting. The right panel for you will depend on what your needs are, but if you already have a garage door, it is best to simply use the same kind of panel to avoid an expensive overhaul.
Prompt Panel Replacement
As soon as you discover that you have a damaged panel, it is best to address it right away. If you confirm that the panel cannot be fixed, then you will have to replace that panel as soon as possible. There are several reasons as to why you do not delay panel replacement. For one thing, it is unsightly. Having a stain or dent on a panel destroys the overall look of the house. There is also the issue of security, as having a rusty steel panel is an invitation for vandals and intruders to take advantage of your compromised panel. In some cases, damaged garage door panels also run the risk of spreading their damage, as in the case of rotten wood panels, as the rot from one panel can spread to the next ones if you do not replace it as soon as possible.
Installing Garage Door Replacement Panels
When you decide to replace a panel, you have to take the proper precautions before installing garage door replacement panels. You want to make sure you have all the necessary tools. There is some debate as to which tools are necessary and which ones are simply there to make the job easier for professionals, but you generally want a pair of vise grips and the right kind of screw driver for your garage door’s hinges. You want to open your garage door so that it is slightly off the ground. Then you want to hold it in place by putting the pair of vise grips under two of the rollers. Then you remove the hinges of the panel you want to replace. At which point, it should be easy to remove the panel, replace it with the new one, and put the hinges back. You can remove the vise grips and use your garage door. Know that when working with garage doors, we at Garage Doors Repair Katy must always be safe, as there are many ways to hurt yourself and cause more damage to your door in the process.
While it may sound easy, there are a million things that can go wrong with replacing your garage door panels. This is why you may want to get help from a professional service in order to make sure everything goes smoothly. We at Gold Coin Garage Door Repair know our way around garage door replacement panels as we have been servicing all kinds of garage doors in the Katy, TX area for many years. We have the necessary knowledge and experience to get the job done right. We also have all the right tools to make the job as safe and quick as possible. The best part is that we are affordable and convenient. We practice competitive pricing, so you will be hard pressed to find quality work for cheaper. We operate 24/7 all year long, so you can be sure that, as long as you need us, you can give us a call, and we will be there as soon as possible.