Can You Replace Your Panels or Do You Need a New Garage Door?



Your garage door may be looking a bit haggard. Does that mean you need to get a new door? Or are there other options. The team here at Just Garage Doors can replace panels on your existing door in the right circumstances. Here are a few ways to know if it is time to have a panel replaced.

1. Wood is Warped

If you have a wooden garage door, then you may have a problem with warping at some point. Even though the wood is coated with a weather protectant, it can still become warped from moisture. When one or more panels starts to bow, you need to have it replaced. Otherwise, it can cause your garage door assembly to become damaged.

Some homeowners will replace the natural wood with a composite wood panel. This allows them less chances of weather damage, but gives them the beauty of wood.

2. Cracks or Chips in Paint

If you have chosen to paint your garage door at some point, you will likely experience cracking and chips in the paint. There are only so many times you can paint over a door before it looks terrible. Even if you scrape and power wash every time, the paint will stack up and cause an uneven surface.

In this case, you are better off having the whole door replaced. Otherwise, you’ll have to repaint your entire door again and hope that the new panel matches.

3. Gaps in the Door Jam

You may start seeing light come in around the door when you are inside of your garage. This could mean that the door wasn’t installed properly or that the panels are not the right size for your garage. It’s best to have our technicians come out and share with you the right way to go.

Depending on your existing door, they may be able to make adjustments to close the gaps. Otherwise, they might advise you to have a brand new door installed. If that’s the case, they can install the new door once you pick one out.

4. Damaged Panels

Panels can get damaged from accidents such as cars backing into it or being hit by something heavy. Depending on how severe the damage, you might be able to have a panel or two replaced and that’s all. Our technicians will evaluate the condition of your door and give their professional opinion.

Call Today to Have Panels Replaced

The team here at Just Garage Doors are available to come to your house today. They will look at your door and give you the solution to the problem. If they can replace a panel or two, they will let you know. Otherwise, they will work with you to get a new door.