If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it may only be a matter of time before it does. Countless homeowners have made the mistake of backing into their garage door. If this is something you have recently done, know that you’re not alone, and you’re in the right place.
Backing into your garage door can cause some major damage. Oftentimes, depending on the incident, the damage isn’t too bad and there could be some easy fixes to have your garage door looking and operating as good as new.
As garage professionals, we see some common damages occur in Overhead doors in Dayton, Ohio after they have been backed into. Maybe one of these situations sounds familiar to what you are dealing with?
Your Garage Door is Stuck Open
Whether you hit your garage door as it was opening or you attempted to open it after the accident, there is a chance your garage door could get stuck open. This is less than ideal as your garage acts as a security barrier to your home and cars. Or maybe you store valuable items right in your garage. Depending on the time of year, this could also be a problem if inclement weather is coming your way.
If this happens to you, be sure to call a garage door professional. At Springfield Overhead Door we have a team on call ready to assist in your garage door emergencies. Do not attempt to manually close your garage door as this could cause more damage.
Your Garage Door is Off The Track
If you hit your garage door and it appears to have been moved off its tracks, you should also call a garage door professional. This could be dangerous to try to fix on your own as there is a chance your garage door could come completely off the tracks.
Professionals will be able to quickly and safely get your garage door back on the tracks and operate smoothly.
Your Garage Door is Bent
Oftentimes when you hit a closed garage door it will result in some serious dents or bending. A garage door professional will be able to help you assess the damage done.
Many times a garage door can still be operational with bending or a dent. If your garage door still operates, the damage may come down to aesthetics. No one wants a big dent on the front of their garage door.
In many cases, a dent can be fixed without getting a whole new garage door. In some cases, however, the damage can be severe enough to need a whole new door.
Call A Professional
The moral of the story is, it is always best to seek the help of a garage door professional after you back into your garage door. They will help you assess the damage and often provide quick and lasting fixes to the damage done.