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If you have a garage, then at some point you’re going to need to replace one of the panels. It might be because it’s been damaged, or simply because it’s getting old and worn. No matter what the reason is, this guide will show you how to do it yourself! Replacing a garage door panel can seem like a daunting task, but with the right instructions, it’s actually quite easy. So read on for everything you need to know about garage door panel replacement!
Types of garage door panels
There are two main types of garage door panels: sectional and rolling.
Sectional panels are the most common type, and they’re made up of several smaller panels that fit together to form the larger panel.
Rolling garage door panels are a bit less common, but they work in a similar way to sectional panels. The main difference is that rolling panels have one large panel that rolls up or down, instead of several smaller ones.
Replacing a garage door panel is different depending on which type you have, so make sure you know which one you have before you start. If you’re not sure, it’s usually easy to tell just by looking at it. Sectional panels are usually made of wood while rolling panels are usually made of metal.
How to replace a garage door panel
Now that you know what type of garage door panel you have, it’s time to start the replacement process! If you have a sectional panel, then you’ll need to remove the old one and install the new one in its place.
To do this, first, remove any trim or molding around the panel. Then, use a pry bar to gently remove the old panel from its frame. Once it’s out, simply line up the new panel and screw it into place.
If you have a rolling panel, then the process is a bit different. First, you’ll need to remove the entire garage door from its tracks. To do this, disconnect the garage door opener and then unscrew the brackets that hold the door in place.
Once the door is removed, you can then install the new panel in its place. Just line it up with the old one and screw it in!
Tools and materials needed
Replacing a garage door panel is a pretty simple task, but you will need a few tools and materials before you get started. For both types of panels, you’ll need a pry bar, screws, and something to fill any gaps or holes (caulk or weatherstripping).
If you’re replacing a sectional panel, you’ll also need a new panel that’s the same size as the old one. And if you’re replacing a rolling panel, you’ll need a new panel that’s the same width as the old one.
With that, you should now be all set to replace your garage door panel! Just follow the steps above and you’ll have it done in no time. And if you ever have any questions or need help, just give a call to professionals like us and we’ll be happy to assist you. Thanks for reading and good luck!