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    We got a call from a customer that their garage door panel was cracked and broken.

    We came out and saw this:

    cracked garage door panel as a result of bad garage door opener installation

    Yup…definetely a cracked garage door panel! 

    We figured out that this was a result of a bad garage door opener installation. The customer told us how their family friend said he knew how to install garage door openers and could do it for them. Since he’s not a professional, he didn’t know that you have to add a strut to reinforce the upper panel. If you don’t, the panel can…crack.  

    Thankfully, this Wayne Dalton garage door is still manufactured. We were able to order a new panel to replace the cracked one. Replacing a panel is a much cheaper option than replacing the entire door. If your garage door is no longer being made, however, replacing your panel isn’t an option. 

    The cheapest panel repair option is to just reinforce the panel and install hardware to do this. But this is a temporary fix. The ideal is to replace the entire panel or door to remove a damaged panel. 

    Once the new panel arrived, we came out to install it. Not only did we install a strut to reinforce the upper panel, as you can see here: 

    strut installed to support garage door and garage door opener

    We also adjusted the tracks since they were not aligned properly. 

    The end result: a smooth moving garage door thanks to the properly installed brand new garage door opener

    Why hire a professional garage door company?

    This story is the exact reason why you should always hire a professional for your garage door needs. Do the research to find a good company – licensed, bonded and insured and with many 3rd party high reviews. A professional garage door installer would install your garage door opener right the FIRST time, and would be less expensive than the cost it was to come out and replace this garage door panel.

    If you’re in the Sugar Land, Texas area, give us a call!

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