If you've been looking around for replacement panels for your garage door, you may quickly realize just how much of a challenge it can be to find an exact match for your system. Your panels make up the majority of the door itself and you want to make sure any replacements you opt for are right.
Locating The Panels You Need
It can be particularly challenging if the panels you're after are no longer available by the manufacturer. If something is found to work better, a manufacturer may discontinue making a specific type of panel in the same way they did before. Even if you can't exactly locate like for like, you should still be able to find replacements that will work for your system. Being aware and making a note of certain things might make it easier to locate suitable options, read on below!
Take Accurate Measurements
If you want to save yourself the frustration of having to return panels that do not fit, make sure you accurately measure your broken panel. Once you've noted some measurements, you should then retake the measurements to ensure it matches what you've recorded. It can also be a good idea to make sure both the width and length that you've noted are the same as the other panels and to get a second opinion.
Identify The Panel Manufacturer
The simplest way to find the exact replacement model is to find out who the manufacturer of your panels is. You can usually find the exact model once you’ve identified the manufacturer of your current garage door panels. If they no longer offer the exact model, see if they have something comparable.
Take A Photo
Taking or sending a photo to show the manufacturer or seller of what you are looking for can help you to ensure you receive what you need. Take a photo of the exact panels that need replacing so you can determine if the seller still carries the model name and number you're looking for.
If you would prefer our team at Garage Door Repair Pflugerville to source your panel for you, we can. Contact us today to discuss replacement and installation options, our local technicians are here to help!