Aluminum and steel garage doors are designed to be lightweight and easy to lift. Unfortunately, this means that they are also easy to knock down. In addition to being unsightly, these bumps will weaken the door and need to be repaired. Fortunately, many bumps can be easily repaired by yourself or require only a replacement by a single panel.
Why is my door so easily broken?
Insulated garage doors, although more expensive skin surrounding a core, which serves to improve energy efficiency as well as protection against deformation. Wood and fiberglass garage doors require a lot of maintenance, so the majority of homeowners have aluminum or steel doors. Although rugged, a 24- to 28-gauge steel door, for example, will be very sensitive to front bumper taps, children's ball games and other accidents.
Should we replace it?
on the extent of damage and necessary repairs to the garage door, replacement is not your only option. However, you may need to replace the entire panel if the hole is too wide, rather than trying to replace it. When dealing with larger problems, be careful not to aggravate the problem, for example by folding a section so that it affects the process of opening and closing. Yet, many garage doors are paneled, and a single panel can be replaced if necessary at a fraction of the cost of a new door.
If you are hesitant to make a garage repair the door yourself, call a specialist; otherwise, you can enjoy a DIY project. There are several methods to repair bumps, depending on the type, location and extent of damage.
Some bumps can be filled with the help of a special filler material, then sanded until they are flush. This type of repair may mean that your garage door is repainted to hide the patchwork.
The use of brute or physical force is one of the most common methods of tooth removal. Work behind the tooth, place a block of wood on it to protect the door. Tap the wood on the affected area with a hammer or rubber mallet. Be very careful when working to find the amount of force needed until the wound starts to get better. Continue working around and over the toothing until it disappears.
An additional method of tooth removal is to rapidly heat and cool the problem area. With a hair dryer, warm the tooth for about two minutes. Be sure to hold the hair dryer far enough to avoid overheating the area, which may cause cracking or paint damage. Once the entire damaged area has been warmed up, spray it with a can of compressed air for a few seconds. This breath of fresh air should cause a rapid contraction of the metal and burst the tooth alone.