You may inadvertently give your garage door a “love tap” with your car when backing out of the garage. Unfortunately, these regular mishaps can result in damaged garage panels, which can be dangerous if not fixed.

Even though garage doors are usually maintenance-free, they are composed of thin steel with a pressed wood look and dent readily. These dents are unsightly and will detract from your home’s overall curb appeal. While a little ding may not seem like a big deal at first, damaged doors can make it difficult for them to open and close properly. Above all, broken garage panels jeopardize the safety and security of your property.

You have two alternatives for repairing the metal once it has been stretched and dented. If your door was placed within the last five years, you might be able to save money by just replacing the panel. Most likely you’ll have to replace the complete garage door if it’s an older model.

Large dents need a garage door replacement panel, particularly if many components are damaged. On the other hand, smaller dents can sometimes be fixed using simple household materials, like a hammer. Since some garage door dents aren’t that big, you can deal with them by yourself and save some money.

How to DIY Garage Door Panel Repair

The most common and easiest way to repair a dented panel is hammering. Aluminum garage doors are malleable, so you can remove small indentations by hammering sections back into place.

First of all, you have to get a wood block and a hammer or mallet. Place the block over the opposite side of the dent and start hammering until it sits flush with surrounding panels.

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Since the method above only works with small dents, larger dents require the assistance of a professional. By doing it yourself, you’re risking causing additional problems and costing yourself more money in the long run.

When it comes to garage door panel repair or replacement services, Southwest Garage Doors is the best in Phoenix, AZ. We take pleasure in providing high-quality service to our customers, and we treat every garage door dent, scrape, and fracture as if it were our own.

At Southwest Garage Doors, we have over 8 years of experience in garage door replacement panels. Don’t let any dent damage your automatic garage door system.