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A garage door dent may seem like a minor issue, but you may be selling it short. Depending on the location and depth of the dent, you may have a problem that could impact the overall function. Here’s how you can tell a minor from a major dent, and how to go about fixing it.

Dents and Damage On Your Garage Door

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If you have a dent, here’s what you should do.

The first thing you need to realize about a garage door dent is that it’s not just a cosmetic issue if left unattended. Depending on the nature of the dent, it may actually expose a part of your door to corrosion and rust. A rusted garage door may lose some of its functionality, and potentially need to be replaced altogether. Dent location is also something that you should be mindful of. If the dent is near the rollers or track, it may impact the ability of the door to properly open or close. Of course, a massive dent, like if a car backs into it, will likely keep the door from working properly at all.

Possible Repairs

So, what’s on the table in terms of garage door damage repair? This depends on the door material and the size of the dent. Aluminum is generally the easiest thing to work with. You just need to clean out any dirt and grime that accumulates on the door before using condensed air to reverse the dent. If your garage door is made with wood or stainless steel, though, or the dent is very large, you probably won’t be able to find an effective long-term DIY solution, and should just reach out to professionals.

Need to look into a quick repair for a dent in your garage door? Maybe you need a more extensive fix or even a replacement? We can service any of those needs at the Colorado Overhead Door company. Feel free to contact us today.