Giving Your Garage Doors The Makeover They Deserve

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Giving Your Garage Doors The Makeover They Deserve

One day, when I was pulling up to my house, I realized that my garage doors were absolutely hideous. They had unsightly, chipped paint, and I knew that I needed to change them. I looked into replacing the door, but it was just too expensive. Instead of trying to replace them, I realized that it might be a good idea to think about painting them. I headed to the hardware store, picked up some durable-looking paint, and then rented a paint sprayer. After I masked off the area and painted the entire door, it made my house look a lot better. This blog is all about giving your home the TLC it deserves.


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How To Replace Overhead Garage Panels

Your garage door could be the closest thing to your curb. That is, it could be the most visible style aspect on your exterior. This is one reason why garage door replacement such a smart home upgrade. However, the beauty of replacing your garage doors is that there is actually a very affordable way to do it. This article explains how you can change your garage doors for a fraction of the price.

Most modern garage doors consist of panels that are set with an individual frames. This means that each individual panels on your overhead door can be removed from their frames. Of course, this is only possible if your frame is still in good condition. If you ever hit your garage door with your car and bent the frame, you will probably need to replace it before you can remove the panel from it. However, if your garage door frames are in good condition, you can remove the panels and install new ones very easily. Best of all, this project is something you can be yourself. You will be amazed how easy it is to handle this job, even on large, two-car garage panels.

How to Replace the Panels

First of all, you need to order your replacement panels. Since they will be delivered directly to your home, you just need to worry about removing your old panels when they arrive. Surprisingly, most panels are only attached to their frame with just a couple of screws or bolts. When you unbolt the panel from the frame, it might fall right out. In some some garage brands have panels that are wedged in the frame, so you will still need to pop them out with a little bit of force. Regardless, it is very easy to remove your old panels.

Installing your new panels is basically just as easy, but it does require a little more care and patience. That is, you need to be careful not to ruin your new panels as you pop them into the frames. This is a two or three man job, depending on how big your garage is. This is only because you need to hold the long panels without letting them bend too much. Once the panel is popped into the frame, one person just needs to go on the inside of the garage and secure the bolts.

Just like that, you will have a brand new garage door style that you can be proud of. You can also contact a garage door service for help.