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    garage door accident

    Our customer, Rachel, was pulling out of her garage when this happened when she heard a bang. Not what you want to hear on your way to work. 

    Her garage door wasn’t fully open and she started backing up. Whoops!

    This happens more often than you might think and it’s generally not so bad of a repair job, depending on how fast the car was going when it hit the door. 

    It’s a bit more painful when you have brand new beautiful carriage house style garage doors and you damage them. 

    Panel Replacement

    Lucky for Rachel, the damage was only on the bottom panel of the garage door. Since the door is pretty new, the manufacturer still produces the panels to this non-custom door. 

    We were able to order a new panel direct from her garage door’s manufacturer and when it arrived, we quickly came out to swap out the old panel for the new one.

    Now the panel looks good as new 🙂

    Swapping out a panel in your existing garage door, when there is no damage, is always a great money saving idea. Many of our clients will swap out their top panel with a panel featuring windows. Panel replacement can update the look of your garage, without the expense of purchasing another one.

    Part of this repair included painting the new panel to match the rest of the garage door. Painting your garage door is also a great way to freshen up the look of your exterior without the large expense of a new garage door.

    Rachel’s door has a new panel installed and a fresh coat of paint, and looks great!

    Now Rachel can go back to enjoying her beautiful carriage house style garage doors, complete with a panel of windows and beautiful decorative hardware. She will probably back out very slowly from now on too.

     

    This customer called us when he ran into his garage door on accident one morning while rushing to work.

    Yikes! Not only was he embarrassed, he also needed a functioning garage door for his home security! A broken garage door is an invitation for burglars and home invaders.

    Once we arrived and inspected the damage, we all decided replacing the door was the best option. There was so much damage it would have cost more to fix the door vs. just replacing it. You can’t see in this picture that there is also a single car garage door to the right. That door was in fair condition as well, so an accident turned into an upgrade for this homeowner.

    Our customer decided against custom garage doors, and chose a door we happened to have in stock! We were able to go grab them and install them on the same day! How’s that for customer service!

    He chose these UDT Short Panel 25 Gauge Garage Doors.

    The biggest part of this job wasn’t installing the brand new doors, it was safely removing the existing doors.

    How We Un-Installed the Damaged Garage Door

    The springs on the door that was hit were still loaded. So the first step in safely getting this door down was putting the damaged door back on the tracks to support it while we properly removed the springs.

    After that, we were able to safely take the garage door off the tracks and get rid of it. Once the door was out, we noticed some rotting wood in the frame. Then we were able to get started framing out the new opening for the new garage doors.

    Next up: installing a new steal, new tracks, and the new doors!

    Don’t they look great!?

    Once the doors were installed, we installed new trim and a vapor barrier for the doors. We used wire to reinforce the stucco around the doors. Now for the finishing touches: texturing the areas of the house that were affected by the accident and repainting everything to match!

    These UDT doors come with a lifetime crack warranty and rust warranty, which is great! These doors are more durable than his previous doors, which clearly is necessary! These doors will do a great job to stand up to daily use for years to come!