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Adding Windows to an Existing Garage Door

Our customer Melody just bought her first home. She is loving home ownership!

However, once she lived in the home for a few months and started working out in the garage, she noticed she was lacking natural light in the garage. It was frequently dark in the garage and she was craving some more light. 

She didn’t have the budget to replace the garage door completely. Her garage door was also in really good shape, so replacing it would be a waste of money and material. 

She gave us a call to see what options she might have to adding some natural light to her garage. 


Adding Windows to an Existing Garage Door

We gave Melody the great news that we could easily order a top panel for her garage door with windows, so she could get the natural light she wants without the expense of a total garage door replacement. 

We put the order in for the upper panel and it arrived the same week. As long as your current garage door is still being manufactured, it’s never a problem to get a new panel for your garage door.

Whether you want to add windows like Melody or you have damage or a dent in a panel, replacing a panel or two is a very easy project, and always more affordable than replacing the entire door. It can also customize the look of your garage door!

Melody is very happy with her new panel and all the natural light she gets now into her garage!

adding windows to an existing garage door

Now all Melody needs to do is paint the panel to match the rest of the door or repaint the entire door to get a new look.

Painting your garage door is also a great, and inexpensive way, to upgrade the curb appeal of your home.

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Garage Door Replacement Panels

Accidents happen from time to time and in some case damage occurs. It seems that garage doors receive more abuse than any other element of a home. While a garage door is a sound investment, it is nothing to sneeze at. It can be costly especially if you do not know where to find supplies at reasonable prices.

One of the most common replacement parts sought are garage door panels. Perfect Solutions Garage Door is here for you when you need assistance locating one or multiple panels.

Garage Door Replacement Panels

The panels of your garage door are an integral part of the safety it provides as we

Damaged panel replacement before & after

Damaged panel replacement before & after

ll as the portion everyone in the neighborhood sees. Home owners often become frustrated when one of their panels is damaged because they believe that the entire door must be replaced. It can also be stressful when you call upon a tech who tries to sell you something that you do not actually need.

In many cases, a single panel may be replaced. It is greatly dependent upon the extent of the damage that your garage door has suffered. There is generally not a need to purchase and install a whole new door. Our professionals at Perfect Solutions Garage Doors can come out and inspect yours to determine exactly what is in order to get it functioning as well as looking like new again.

Your Safety, Our Priority

Our number one priorities are your satisfaction and your family’s safety. Once we inspect your garage door, we will present you with your available options and their respective costs. If it only requires one replacement panel, we will only suggest the one. You never have to worry about our techs trying to sell you something that your family does not need.

Our team is 100% professional and completely dedicated to our clients. We will find the highest quality products and the lowest cost to present to you. We never dawdle so your garage door will be up and running again in no time. Our team will complete your project in the timeliest manner possible and clean up our mess before we leave.

In the event that all of your panels require replacing, we are highly trained in all garage door areas. We can even install an entirely different door in case you are up for a change. We will also be happy to present you with the many high tech garage door openers available on today’s market and install that as well.

Emergency Rescue

Always remember that Perfect Solutions Garage Door is always here for all of your emergencies as well. You can call on us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and even on holidays for emergency repairs. We understand how busy family life can be. We are all family here and can turn your life right side up again.

Give our team a call for simple or complex jobs. Contact us to help find your garage door replacement panels as well as install them. We are also available to perform routine maintenance on your door to keep in it shape for years to come.

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Replacement of Damaged Section vs Replacement of the Entire Garage Door

It can cause a bit of confusion when home owners are contemplating whether they should replace their garage doors or simply replace one panel. In some cases, small repairs can be enough to have your garage door operating smoothly again. There are situations when the only option is to replace the whole door. There are a couple of key points which can help make the decision much less complicated.

Inspection and Detection

The first step in making this important decision is to visually inspect the entirety of your garage door. Look for dents, scratches, and warping. In most cases, this type of damage is considered cosmetic in nature. These types of issues may only require a bit of fixing and perhaps a single panel replacement. Even though this is simple it should not be postponed. Any type of repair should be completed as soon as possible.

A small amount of damage, if not addressed immediately, could result in further damage to the garage door as well as additional repair costs. In the event that this delay causes further damage to the structure or safety features, it could jeopardize family safety. Garage doors are extremely heavy objects under immense pressure and one slip could mean grave bodily injury and/or death not to mention property damage.

  • If more extensive damage is found upon inspection the entire garage door may require replacement. Look for deep scratches and/or dents as well as structural damage. Damage that has been caused by an impact should be inspected by a trained professional.
  • A garage door which does not open and close properly may only need a few specific parts to be repaired and/or replaced. One simple fix for this is to reset the switch for the motor casing assembly.
  • Depending upon the local climate, the garage door may need adjustment between seasons. Be sure to make these adjustments in very small increments or it could damage the door further and the whole door may have to be replaced.
  • Common components that often require replacement are rollers, springs, and/or its tension rods which traverse horizontally or diagonally on the inside of the garage door.
  • Garage doors require proper routine maintenance which includes cleaning and lubrication. Debris and dirt can literally gunk up the works and cause the garage door to operate slowly or even simply not operate.

Call a Garage Door Pro

The first consideration should not be to replace your entire garage door. Many times the panel may not even need replacement for minor cosmetic damage. It is often best to contact a professional garage door technician to sort this out. Our knowledgeable team at *insert name* is waiting for your call now. The difference in the cost of replacing your entire garage door and replacing a single panel can be several hundred dollars. Allow us to assess your situation to determine which is best for your family.

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When to Replace Your Garage Door Panels

Most garage doors are made of panels, which allow you to close and open them easily. Sometimes these panels would need replacement for variety of reasons. While some of these reasons for replacing garage door panels can wait, there are many urgent reasons why they should be replaced immediately. Sometimes people don’t see the urgency for garage door panel’s replacement, which will result in them paying more costly repairs than they should.

Here are the possible reasons why you need to replace your garage door panels:

When it no longer looks presentable

If you love your house, you would want it to look its best.  When garage doors become ugly because the panels have become old and discolored, you might want to change it.  Remember the garage door is one of the most visible parts of your house from the outside. So, if you want people to appreciate your home contact a garage door company to help you find perfect garage door panels.

When it keeps the garage door from working properly

Even if only one garage door panel that’s bent, dent or misshapen, it could greatly affect how well your garage door works. When you raise up your garage door to open the garage and there is one that gets stuck because it’s misshapen, it could cause you a lot of problems. That is why it is important to replace your garage door panels when they are bent or misshapen. Door panels that are bent or misshapen are often caused by cars accidentally hitting the garage door.

When it’s very old and worn

Being proactive is a good way to ensure you will not face big problems in the future. When your garage door is very old, there is a chance it may be nearing its last days of usefulness. Garage door panels are subject to wear and tear.  If you have had those same garage door panels for years, maybe it’s time to have it checked by a garage door maintenance company and ask them whether you need to have them replaced instead of waiting for the inevitable to happen.  If you search online, you will find many good-looking garage door panels that may fit your desire, all you have to do is check them out.

Hire a garage door company

While there are many tutorials on the internet on how to change your own garage door panels, it is still best to hire a garage door company for some very good reasons. First, replacing garage door panels may take time, and if you are busy, you may find it hard to insert this activity on your schedule. Second, professionals do it better because they have the training and experience when it comes to garage door issues. Third, hiring garage door companies is absolutely risk-free because they get the job done right the first time and they do it safely, which will help you save more money in the long run.

If you see the signs above, don’t hesitate to call your reliable garage door company to have your garage door panels assessed. They can advise you on whether you need to repair or replace your garage door panels.

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