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    garage door panel cracked

    This garage door has several cracks…

    If your door looks anything like this, you might have a cracked panel, or panels.

    What are the signs of a cracked panel?

    Typical signs of a cracked panel include:

    • Your garage door is making loud, popping sounds.
    • If you have issues closing your garage door, it might be a cracked panel.
    • If you see any dents in your garage door, this is a good visual indicator that you have a cracked panel.

    A cracked panel is a big safety hazard! Your garage door can collapse if the panel cracks aren’t fixed in a timely matter.

    How to Fix a Cracked Panel

    There are 3 fixes for a cracked panel.

    1. You can replace the panel that is cracked. If your garage door model has panel replacements available, this is simple. If not, this might not be an option.
    2. You can fix the crack temporarily. To do this, you can install braces to support the damaged panel or panels. This fix can last for a year or so, but ultimately the panel or door will need to be completely replaced.
    3. The last option is to replace your entire door. If you can’t find a panel replacement, this is really your only option. But sometimes it’s a blessing in disguise. If you have an older door, or your door is already cracked and will be prone to more cracking, it can be more cost effective in the long run to replace the door. Doors today have much better warranties, including protecting against rust and cracks, so you don’t run into problems down the line.

    Remember, a cracked panel doesn’t just look bad or make your garage door noisy –  its a safety hazard. If you aren’t sure if your panel is cracked, give us or another garage door company a call today. We can come out and take a look and let you know if there is a problem or not. And if there is, break down your options to address the problem.