Garagedoors - do they really need replacement? (pictures)

annemouseMarch 7, 2012

Our garage has 3 wooden, painted garage-doors, all around 20 years old. We noticed in the last year that the paint is starting to peel or even bubble of especially on the bottom 3 panels on each door. One panel has a small spot on the outside where the wood is opening up. From the back, all garage doors look OK except for some moisture. We were planning on sanding and repainting the doors after the winter. However, when one spring just broke we had a garagedoor-expert here to fix that. He said that the panels all have to go and since exchanging them is so labor intensive and thus expensive it would make more sense to replace all three doors. Do we really have to do that now or are there any other fixes possible that we are not aware of (either DIY or also by specialist)? Thanks for any advice.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

As a DIY project, replacing the panels should be easy and inexpensive.
Remove the cove molding that holds the panel in, remove and replace the panel and reinstall the molding. Prime and paint. (I'd prime the panels before installing.)

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 12:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

"Remove the cove molding that holds the panel in"

Easier said than done on some production doors.

They do not use separate molding to hold the panels, but cope and stick on the structural members.

The panels are trapped in grooves in the rails and stiles of the door.
You have to rout off the shaping to free the panels, then use molding to hold the new ones in.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 3:10PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
2x6 strength? How much weight will a truss in my garage hold?
I want to build an engine hoist in my garage. I found...
Need Help with My SnowBlower
I just recently bought a Craftsman 24" snow thrower,...
Hi friends, I am looking for cabinets for my garage...
Good material to patch potholes in old garage floor?
I have some pot holes in my 1963 garage floor. The...
Chamberlain Garage Door Opener receiver problem
For the past 5 years, my Chamberlain Whisper Drive...
Sponsored Products
15 Piece EZ-Up Kit - 54
$31.99 | Hayneedle
Electric Blue Stripe Frame
$13.99 | zulily
Florence Multicolored Lamontage One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Rug
$695.00 | FRONTGATE
Lindhurst Rug 8' x 10' - SILVER
$4,699.00 | Horchow
Fitzgerald Leather Corner Chair - Brighton Polinesia Blue
Joybird Furniture
Four Corners Table
$249.99 | Dot & Bo
R Series Satin Black 14-Inch Warehouse Outdoor Pendant with 24-Inch Stem and Wir
$125.68 | Bellacor
Current Magazine Holder in Blue
$99.00 | LexMod
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™