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Impact Damage: When Cars Meet Garage Doors

“Oops! I didn’t see the garage door behind me!” If you’ve ever heard—or uttered—these words, you’re not alone. Impact damage caused by cars backing into garage doors is a frequent headache for homeowners. The scenario is all too familiar: You’re in a hurry, distracted, or misjudge the distance, and suddenly, your car meets the unyielding surface of the garage door.

The consequences of such collisions can vary. Superficial dents and scratches are the least of your worries, but they still mar the door’s appearance. More severe impacts can bend or warp the panels, affecting the door’s alignment and smooth operation. In extreme cases, the tracks or hinges may suffer damage, leading to misalignment and potential safety hazards.

So, what should you do if your car has an unfortunate rendezvous with your garage door? First, take a deep breath—these things happen. Then, assess the damage. If it’s minor, you might be able to gently tap out small dents using a rubber mallet. For larger dents or structural issues, consult a professional garage door repair service. They’ll evaluate the damage, recommend repairs, and ensure your door is back in working order.

If you are not sure how to assess the damage and require assistance, call us now! We will make your garage door experience seamless and stress-free! Whatever it is, prevention is key. Install bumper guards or parking sensors to help avoid future collisions. And next time you’re pulling into the garage, keep an eye on that rearview mirror—your garage door will thank you!

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