What are Garage Door Panels

Garage Doors come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The most common way to create garage doors is the modular approach. These involve multiple panels set atop each other as opposed to one large piece. This design makes it easier for repair and replacement. While this was intended to be easier for repair, people still need help when it comes time to replace garage door panels.

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Thankfully, Unique Garage Door Services is here to help you out with our brand new guide: 3 Tips to Replace Garage Door Panels. We believe that it can be as simple as 1-2-3! All you need to do is assemble your tools, prepare the door and then change the panels!

It’s time to replace garage door panels!

Assemble Your Tools – First things first, we need tools to get the job done. To start, we need to lift the door and hold it there. While some people prefer vice grips for the job, any grip will do. Next, you will need a power puller; this will be great at separating the panels from each other. Finally, we will need a nut and bolt remover. If you have power tools, use them, otherwise the proper wrench head will work just fine.

Prepping the Door – Now that we have our tools, it’s time to raise this door. Firstly raise the door about 6 inches above the ground and then use the grips to keep them at that elevation. Next, you will be using the power puller to separate the door from the broken panel down. After we have space in between a good panel and the broken panel, we will use the tool to remove the nuts and bolts from that door only!

Changing the Panels – After you’ve done all of the door prepping, it’s time to change the panel. Luckily, this is the easiest part. Simply lift the broken panel and put the new panel in its place. Work your way backward from the previous two steps and there you have it!

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Unique Garage Door Services

There you have it! You have successfully learned how to replace garage door panels. If this process seems tedious and long, or you don’t want to spend the money on the tools you’ll only use once, give us a call at (954) 703-4054. We offer the best garage door services in Fort Lauderdale. Call us today for a free quote or consultation!