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How Can I Fix a Dent in My Garage Door?

Garage Door Repair

Oh brother! You just bought your new garage door and had it installed by a professional garage door contractor. It works well and looks even better. Two days later, a rowdy game of basketball with the kids has left a good size dent in your brand new door. A dent! In your brand new door…

Now the question is: do you try to fix it yourself, call a professional, or just learn to live with it? 

It is possible to perform some garage door repairs yourself. Small dents can easily be fixed with a rubber hammer or mallet and a gentle touch. Simply tap away (gently!) at the dent from the inside of your garage door. Don’t hit the same area over and over. Tap different areas of the dent, and gradually, the dent should pop back out. It should be level with the rest of your garage door. 

Make sure that you use a gentle touch. Never use a hammer without using a block of wood to absorb the transfer of force. More than likely, you’ll create more dents than were there originally. If you aren’t confident in your ability to fix the damage, call a professional. After all, a garage door is a significant investment, and it’s one you’ll want to protect. 

Let’s say your dent isn’t small. Your teenage driver, who is still learning where the brakes are, backed into the door – causing sizable damage. Now’s the time to call a professional garage door contractor. Repairing garage door damage of this magnitude is tricky, and you don’t want to make the problem worse. 

For all of your garage door repair needs, contact us at Town & Country Door. Regardless of whether you have a teenage driver-sized problem or a basketball-sized one, we offer same day service and late appointments for no extra charge. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, we guarantee we’ll be able to fix your problem. Contact us today for a free quote!