Bent garage door panel (by Rick [NJ]) Jul 29, 2011 1:03 PM|
Bent garage door panel (by Opinionated [NC]) Jul 29, 2011 1:17 PM
Bent garage door panel (by Richmond LL [VA]) Jul 29, 2011 2:00 PM
Bent garage door panel (by Dale [KY]) Jul 29, 2011 2:30 PM
Bent garage door panel (by Brett [OH]) Jul 29, 2011 3:50 PM
Bent garage door panel (by Mike45 [NV]) Jul 29, 2011 6:48 PM
Bent garage door panel (by RR78 [VA]) Jul 29, 2011 8:46 PM
Bent garage door panel (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 29, 2011 11:53 PM
Bent garage door panel (by gevans [SC]) May 23, 2012 4:53 AM
Bent garage door panel (by Rick [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2011 1:03 PM
Anyone ever have a bent garage door panel?
Tenant hit garage door with car and bent the panel. Door still opens and closes but I am concerned that there may be problems in the future due to this.
I'm concerned about the tracks, motor and continuous use of garage door with a bent panel. Any advice? --74.102.xx.xxx
Bent garage door panel (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2011 1:17 PM
See if the door installation people can get compatible replacement panel and install it. Tenant pays. If you wait until they are moving, you will get nothing from them. Repair must be now or never. --66.44.xxx.xxx
Bent garage door panel (by Richmond LL [VA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2011 2:00 PM
I just bought a foreclosure that had the same problem. We got manufacturer info from the door and tracked down distributors in our area. After a lot of phone calls, etc., we were able to get a replacement panel to the garage, and had it installed, adjusted and serviced for about $350 total.
You're right to be concerned about the tracks, motor, etc. The installer said that even if the door does function, having it bent like that puts a strain on the tracks, motor, and connections and over time will wear them out prematurely. I agree with Opinionated NC; get the money now if at all possible. Good luck. --209.155.xxx.xx
Bent garage door panel (by Dale [KY]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2011 2:30 PM
My step son ran into our garage door over 2 years ago. Two panels are bent and one has a small tear in the metal. One of the support bars that runs along the back of the door is bent also.
After that, we had a windstorm that pushed the door in so far at the bottom that it would not open until I manually bent it back out. Without the original dent, it might have survived the wind.
On occasion when we close the door, it will open back up as if something was blocking the photo beam. Mostly it works just fine.
I plan to replace it with an insulated door someday, but it is low on the to do list.
Bent garage door panel (by Brett [OH]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2011 3:50 PM
About 3 years ago my son did the same thing, drove through the 16 foot insulated door. It was folded in half. I fixed it and it works, but the truly, I should get that thing replaced. Boy I remember that night. Can LOL now. --65.189.xxx.xxx
Bent garage door panel (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2011 6:48 PM
Richmond, $350 to repair? That is about what I paid for a new sectional garage door, with tracks and motor, installed, and including haul-away of the old one. For that price, I'd just leave it be, until all that additional strain killed it (in a few years or decades, I would guess), and then replace it!
Bent garage door panel (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2011 8:46 PM
You decide to charge based on how bad it is.
But dont worry about it causing other problems.
As long as the door still operates smoothly with the motor disengaged and not in a bind. No bent rollers. Its not like its going to be adding any more weight to cause any strain on the motor. I think with the other post, the installer had to try and say something to justify the $350.00 for just a panel.
I say if not bad deduct from security deposit if they are the type of tenants that may get it back. If you collect now you have to fix.
Bent garage door panel (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2011 11:53 PM
Get a quote for the repair now.
Charge them now, DO NOT wait for move-out deposit time.
Either repair now to keep your place looking good, or if minor, wait until they leave.
I want my places looking good ALL the time. The next tenant is watching and does not want to live in "that place with the broken door."
The trauma may have bent wheels or track. We had a 16' door fall down on the tenant's car. Springs carry A LOT of tension and the springs ripped it off the wall and twisted the tracks. --50.129.xxx.xxx
Bent garage door panel (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: May 23, 2012 4:53 AM
Brad kinda said my concern: what if the now bent and weakend door falls?
It's too big a risk on a rental. Get it fixed NOW and bill the tenant NOW.
I can purchase an entire single car metal garage door new for under $350. --141.129.x.xx