Tough economic times has forced many people to spend more house working in order to sustain themselves as well as their families. With all the pressure of life, sometimes you might find yourself bumping into your garage door leaving it damaged. If the impact is not that strong, it will only damage the garage door panel. If that is the case, then you will only need to replace the damaged garage door panel which will cost you anywhere from $150 to $200.

However, if your garage door happens to be an in production model, then you will be forced to actually replace the entire panel which will cost you anywhere from $250 to $400. If your garage door is an old model that is currently not produced, then you will not be lucky. You will be forced to replace the entire garage door. This may not be good news to many but if you look it at the positive side, replacing the entire garage door is more cost effective especially if you look at long term benefits.

Graph of Repair Costs for Garage Door Panesl

Assessing Damage

If the damage is not that bad, you actually have the option of repairing the garage door panel to give it a new life. Some dents, holes, rust and rot can actually be repaired easily by a professional without the need to replace it.

The average cost of repair is far much cheaper when compared to replacement depending on the extent of damage, the average cost of repair are $190 for wooden doors, $170 for aluminum door, $130 for steel doors and $ 150 for fiber glass.

Value Added From Repair

Repairing or replacing you garage door panel is very important because it enables the garage door to function property. In addition to easing movement, repairing the door panel will also help to improve curbs appeal, a factor that will great increase the value of your house. This is very important especially if you are planning to sell you house in future.

Installing a new garage door panel is very costly because it will force you to part ways with $240 for 9 inch panel and $690 or even more for a 16 inch panel.