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Repairing or replacing broken garage door sections

Maybe you’ve been playing with your family and a stray baseball or hockey puck causes damage to a section of your garage door. Maybe a tree limb falls against the door in a storm. Maybe you’re parked in your driveway and accidentally put your car into drive instead of reverse when you’re intending to back up. No matter how much or how little damage is done to your garage door, a mishap or malfunction that leads to damage can be unsightly and can damage the curb appeal of your home. Worse, it can mean that your garage door is inoperable and needs to be replaced. 

Incidents that leave your garage door in bad shape and mean you need to address the problem can be frustrating. Depending on what the issue you’re facing is, you’ll need to decide what you should be able to repair, and what needs to be totally replaced. 

Repairing Garage Door Panels 

If the panels on your garage door have been damaged, these are luckily easy to refurbish and replace in a cost-effective way. It’s easy to get replacement panels from a manufacturer and replace a damaged one for a quick and easy repair. Garage Doors of Indianapolis has decades of experience working with manufacturers and getting the most reliable and trustworthy brands. We have an extensive collection, and it’s likely that we’ll have just the panels you need to repair damaged sections of your garage door. 

If your garage door is older, however, it’s more difficult to get panels that are an exact match. We’re able to find panels that correspond with shape and style, and it’s possible that the broken or damaged panels on these will need to be replaced with newer ones. If you believe the damage goes beyond several panels and is impacting your garage door more seriously, it might need to be replaced. 

When to Replace a Garage Door 

There’s a spectrum of damage to a garage door where, at a certain point, it’s actually more cost-efficient to replace a garage door than it would be to repair all of the damaged panels. If your garage door is severely damaged, it might be time to install a new door system. 

If multiple panels are severely damaged from something like a car or storm, then you might want to seriously consider replacing your door. First, if your door has heavy damage to multiple panels, your repair costs would naturally go up with each panel that needs to be replaced. Secondly, if something hit with enough force to destroy your door, it’s likely that the opening mechanism will have heavy damage as well. This is the mechanism with your springs and motor, by which you’re able to control the door remotely, and damage to this can make your door inefficient and slow at best, and hazardous at worst. 

With the largest variety of garage doors in stock in Central Indiana, and decades of experience, Garage Doors of Indianapolis will be able to consult with you and work out when it’s best for your budget to repair, and when it’s best for your home’s long-term value and functionality to replace. Contact us 24/7, and we’ll be able to give you the answers you’ll need.

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Deciding On An Insulated Garage Door For Your Business

What are my options?

Garage Doors of Indianapolis offers a large array of commercial garage doors for any Central Indiana facility, backed by good quality at a great price. Our selection includes insulated and non-insulated doors, both with and without glass. Rolling overhead industrial doors are also available in aluminum, steel, or stainless steel options, with an assortment of fire doors or interior, high-strength fabric traffic doors, and shutters.

There are a lot of possibilities to sort through – how do you decide which garage door is right for your business? It all depends on how you need your door to function, and what it is protecting.

Consider

  1. Where is your business located?
  2. How much will the door be utilized?
  3. What you are keeping stored beyond the door?
  4. What other needs might be involving the door, its functionality, and its durability?

What are the benefits?

Energy Efficiency

Insulated garage doors from Garage Doors of Indianapolis have one to two additional layers of defense when compared to our traditional single-paneled, uninsulated doors. The extra material, including a core of insulation in between the outer metal panels helps to keep your building from leaking air conditioning or heating – reducing the costs of your energy bill.

Climate Control

Some businesses require more comfortable environments than an average storage warehouse might – places such as restaurants where patrons don’t want to freeze in the winter, or food packing plants that can’t afford to lose their product to a summer heat wave. Facilities with temperature-sensitive materials would benefit from insulated garage doors as well, as they are built to block inclimate weather in any season.

Durability

Speaking of weather, wind and hail damage costs can also be reduced when a business installs an insulated garage door. Insulated doors provide superior energy efficiency and stand up better to wind gusts. When it’s not fighting the elements of the outdoors, these doors will can withstand everyday wear and tear as well. Whether they are attached to a residential building or business, garage doors are frequently used. Making sure they will withstand the miles, but are also are easy to use is important to keep in mind.

Protection

Having multiple layers of material also means more layers of security. Garage Doors of Indianapolis’ insulated doors can help protect against internal accidents that can happen, as well as thieves who may try to break in. Whatever your facility’s needs may be, our doors will withstand demands for higher security with their impact-resistant structure.

Our team of technicians has met with designers, builders, and architects to bring you the highest standards, training, and understanding of installation and the quality our products have to offer. Whether your business is in search of a safeguard against any outside force, a cushion preserving any valuables inside, simply a long-lasting garage door, or all of the above, an insulated commercial garage door might be the right choice for you and your business.

With so many choices, look for quality products at fair prices, unrivaled customer service, and expertise in commercial garage door maintenance. Contact Garage Doors of Indianapolis today for a free consultation! As always, you can contact us this morning for service today!