Replacing a broken panel is one of the least dangerous repairs your garage door could need. Follow these panel repair steps to install a new panel in no time. Don’t hesitate to contact Richton Park Garage Doors if you have any questions during the process.
You will need to unplug the opener and remove the garage door springs before beginning work on the panel. Be extremely careful when handling the springs. They are under loaded tension that could cause serious damage or injury.
Remove the old panel from other panels and the track by unscrewing the hinges. Make sure that the new panel is the same dimensions before installing it.
After the old panel is safely removed, slide the new panel into it’s slot. You will probably have to take some time to fit the new panel. Once it is in place, you can re-attach the hinge and hinge brackets.
Complete panel repair by replacing the springs and reconnecting the opener. Open and close your garage door multiple times to ensure everything is in working order.
If your new panel does not match your door, you may need to re-finish and re-paint until you achieve your desired look.
You should never leave a broken or missing panel unattended for too long. Wildlife, lawbreakers, and even weather can all infiltrate your home when there is a problem with a panel. If you’re uncomfortable with replacing your panel yourself, our licensed, insured, and bonded technicians can arrive in as early as 45 minutes.
Richton Park Garage Doors has many years of experience fixing panels across this great town. Don’t waste another moment debating who to call when your garage door needs servicing. For the most affordable and professional garage door company in Illinois, choose Richton Park Garage Doors.