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Dented Garage Door: Can It Be Fixed?

Having a dent in your garage door can be an eyesore and take away from the overall aesthetics of your home. Fortunately, there are several fixes available depending on how large the dent is. If it’s minor, you may be able to repair it and make it look as good as new again. However, if the damage is more severe, then you may need to consider replacing your door altogether.  The door in the photo above would require complete replacement.

This post will discuss how to fix minor dents in your garage door, as well as what to do if the damage is too severe and needs to be replaced.

Evaluate the Damage

The first step is to evaluate the damage and determine if it’s minor or extensive. Minor dents typically don’t require replacing the door, whereas larger ones may need more attention.

If you have a non-insulated steel door you might be able to push out the dent from inside your garage. However, if your door is insulated there is usually no way to repair the dent because there is no access to the front steel skin of the door.  If the door section itself is bent you should consult a professional before attempting any repairs.

Fixing Minor Dents Yourself

If the dents in your garage door are on the small side and you have a non-insulated door, you can try to make the dent less obvious by placing a block of wood on the inside of the door behind the dent and tapping it with a hammer.  You will likely still be able to see the dent when you’re finished but hopefully it will be less obvious.  Again, this method only works with non-insulated steel doors.

Replacing a Severely Dented Garage Door

If the dent is too severe and you can’t fix it, then it’s best to replace your garage door. If the door model you have is still in production it might be possible to just replace the one dented door section.  Section replacements are not cheap so typically if more than one section requires replacement it is better to replace the entire door.  You should consult an expert for advice on which would be most suitable for your needs.

Replacing your garage door may seem like a daunting task, but there are many benefits that come with this choice. Newer doors usually have better insulation and security features, as well as improved aesthetics that will enhance the look of your home.

Bottom Line

Minor dents in your non-insulated garage door can be sometimes be fixed.  However, most doors in Canada are insulated and dents are not fixable. If the door section itself is bent (no longer straight) the section or door will likely need to be replaced. Here at The Door House, we are experts in the field and can help you with repair or replacement.  Let us help you find the perfect garage door for your home.

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