The most popular doors are the raised short panel garage doors and the raised long panel overhead doors. These are stock items in white or beige. Made with 25 gauge steel exteriors, they come in single-car lengths of 8×7, 8×8, 8×9, and 8×10 feet sizes as well at 16 foot long doors with the same height choices.
Most single-family rental properties have raised panel doors because they are inexpensive to repair or replace. When tenants damage panels, they are easily swapped out with new ones.
Replacing damaged sections usually requires repainting of the garage door.
Why? One manufacturer’s white won’t match another manufacturer’s exact shade of white. And even if you get the original manufacturer’s panel, it likely won’t match the existing panels because those panels have been out in the elements and exposed to UV rays.
Therefore, the least expensive solution is to paint all the panels so that they all match.
We are concerned about homeowners attempting to replace garage door sections as a DIY project. Overhead doors are deceptively heavy objects that can cause serious injury or even death. We highly recommend that a trained professional technician conduct panel replacement.
The cables that connect to the drums transfer the full force of the torsion springs to the door. The cables connect to the door at the bottom panel. All tension has to be removed from the cables before panel removal commences.