Re­pair or re­place your garage door panel?

The Progress-Index - At Home - - NEWS - By Laura Firszt

Your sec­tional roll-up garage door is com­posed of at least three hinged pan­els (usu­ally steel, although some are wooden). Oc­ca­sion­ally one of the pan­els may be dam­aged by a ve­hi­cle — cr­rrrunnnch! Or weather, wind and age may take their toll. If a panel or two of your garage door ends up look­ing less than its best, what should you do? Is it prefer­able to opt for a re­pair, or just re­place the whole thing? small dent may lead to crack­ing, which in turn will per­mit wa­ter pen­e­tra­tion and rust­ing. You might end up hav­ing to com­pletely re­place a ne­glected garage door — and that’s the best-case sce­nario. At worst, you could be putting your home at risk of bur­glary via the garage en­trance or even en­dan­ger­ing your fam­ily’s well-be­ing.

Last but not least, check whether garage-door re­place­ment is gov­erned by your lo­cal build­ing code.

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