Rebecca has lived in this house for over a decade and her garage door has been on longer than that. The door itself was in bad shape. It had rusted so severely that the door wasn’t functional anymore.
You can see the rust in the pictures below; one taken on the inside of the garage and one from the outside.
Rebecca wanted a new door installed but she had some conditions based on the space of her garage. There wasn’t much room to install the tracks for a new door.
Thankfully we made it work and we installed the door just in time for winter and the rainy season. Rain and rust is never a good combination!
We installed a new LiftMaster garage door opener as well. So Rebecca can now enjoy a beautiful new garage door, and a quiet, smooth opening and closing experience as well.
The door looks great now!
Options for repairing a garage door with rust:
It isn’t necessary to replace a garage door that has some rust. In Rebecca’s case, her door was very old and she wanted and needed an upgrade.
However, if your door is newer and is rusting, it might just need a facelift.
Painting rust is a great alternative to replacing the door. If you want to paint, here are a few tips:
- Don’t just paint directly over rust.
- Clean the rust properly first and let it dry completely.
- Note: if your door was made before 1980, wear a mask and other protective gear. It’s possible the door contains lead, and you want to make sure you are protected.
- Apply a primer that is specific for preventing rust. This is the KEY to a successful paint job.
- Next, paint!
Painting your garage door is not only a great solution for rust but an expensive way to get a new, fresh look on your garage door and change up the style of the exterior of your home.