Should You Repair or Replace Your Broken Commercial Garage Door Panel?

Your damaged commercial garage door panel: Should you repair or replace it?

Commercial garage doors are made from different materials, including steel, wood, wood composite, aluminum, fibreglass, and vinyl. Each of these materials has other qualities, durability, and lifespan. You may be able to prolong your garage door’s lifespan through proper maintenance, but wear and tear will set in at some point. In addition to wear and tear, accidents may damage your garage door panel. When this happens, you can decide between a new commercial garage door installation or repair.

Choosing between repairing or replacing your commercial garage door can be challenging and considered a big project. An excellent way to reach a quick resolution is by considering the cost-effectiveness and value of each option. It is often more cost-effective to replace your garage door when a couple of its panels are damaged.

Other than the cost-effectiveness and value, other considerations when deciding between a garage door panel repair and replacement include:

Your garage door’s age

Age is important when deciding between commercial garage door repair or replacement. Older garage doors above twenty years would have their best years behind them, making choosing a replacement over repairs easier. Replacing older garage doors is an economically rational choice and a chance to upgrade your property’s security, appearance, and appeal. 

On the other hand, newer garage doors with damaged panels are better off repaired, especially if the garage door is less than ten years old. Cost-wise, a garage door panel repair will be less than buying a new commercial garage door for your property.

Property owners needing help deciding between repair and replacement can also ask their go-to garage door contractors for advice. Experienced garage door contractors can help weigh the pros and cons of each option and present suitable options based on the customer’s preferences.

The extent of the damage

As much as age is a crucial factor when making this decision, the damage’s extent can also be significant. For example, a newer garage door badly damaged in an accident may be better off being replaced.

Small dents or minor damages on old or new garage doors should be repaired as this option is cost-effective. On the other hand, significant damage may require consideration when choosing repair vs replacement, the repair and replacement costs. It is best to replace the garage door if the repair cost is more than half the replacement cost.

Can I replace just one panel of my garage door?

Yes, replacing one damaged panel on your garage door is possible. However, having a garage door technician inspect the entire door is also advisable to ascertain that no other damages can compromise your door’s safety, functionality, and structural integrity.

It is also better to replace the garage door if other components or hardware require repair or replacement, like the garage door opener or counterbalance system

Can I replace multiple damaged panels on my garage door?

As stated earlier, the extent of your garage door damage can determine the decision between a repair and replacement. While it is possible to repair multiple damaged garage door panels or even the whole door face, the cost may sometimes be high. Replacing the entire garage door when multiple panels are extensively damaged is advisable and is more cost-efficient in the long run

How much does it cost to replace garage door panels?

Replacing a single garage door panel can cost, on average, anywhere from $900 and up, depending on the model, garage door material, garage door size, and the market you are in, etc. Like every other decision, you should consider the pros and cons of repairs and replacements before making a final decision.

For example, repairing your garage door will often be affordable. However, a replacement project may be the better long-term option, particularly if the garage door has been extensively damaged or the repair cost exceeds half the replacement cost.

When you replace a badly damaged garage door, you’re paying for a newer, sturdier, and better model with an improved guarantee and an increase in your property’s value. In addition, you can also enjoy other cost savings like improved insulation and tech.

It is always essential to consult your garage door company to help you make these decisions. Your garage door technician can offer an unbiased opinion based on the extent of damage to the garage door, the garage door’s age, the cost of repair vs. replacement, and other factors.

How much does it cost to repair garage door panels?

Garage door panel repair starts at about 250$. The repair cost will change according to the extent of damage, parts etc.  

Can you repair a rusted or dented garage door panel?

Rust and dents are common signs of old age and weather wear and tear.

It is sometimes possible to repair dents and rust, but in most cases, it isn’t.

There are many DIY videos on how to repair dents and even how put bondo on a garage door in an attempt to mask the dents, but most will provide subpar results and are labour-intensive. 

Most garage doors are constructed from a thin metal layer for a non-insulated garage door. In most cases, the dent is cosmetic, and the labour to “buff” the dent will be high, and the final product won’t be perfect as most garage doors have a woodgrain finish or a smooth finish which is almost impossible to fix.

When it comes to insulated garage doors, fixing a dent is impossible as there is polystyrene or polyethene insulation between the metal layers, which is impossible to take apart without destroying the panel.

To sum up, if the dent is an eyesore, a replacement will be the way to go!


How to get the perfect repair/replacement panel for your garage door

Getting an identical replacement garage door panel for your garage door is essential to its aesthetic look and, in some cases, functionality. Start by calling your garage door company and ask about the make and model of your garage door. You can find stickers or a laser print on the door with identifying information such as model, manufacture, and date.

Alternatively, add a new coat of paint on your garage door after the repair/replacement. Doing this ensures uniformity in colour and appearance.

Can you repair or replace your garage door panel yourself?

Garage doors are heavy and have spring and cables that are under alot of tension. Attempting a garage door panel replacement can be dangerous. This task requires professional knowledge, experience, and specialized tools to avoid injury and damage to the door or property. Hiring a qualified garage door company to handle your panel repair or replacement needs is best.

Getting a commercial garage door replacement may be costly, but it is worth it, especially if your door has suffered extensive damage. Visit to learn more about garage doors and the possible problems you’re facing with yours.


Name, Address, and Phone

Titan Garage Doors, 

Coquitlam BC 




Follow Us On Social Media

Broken Garage Door? New Garage Door?

We help you today!

Share a few details and we'll schedule a call!

Request a Call

Contact Us

Social Media:

Reviews For Titan Garage Doors Coquitlam

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
04:41 09 Feb 20
My old garage door opener failed on Saturday afternoon. I called Titan Garage Doors in Coquitlam and was amazed to... learn that they could have someone available to look at it that day. Technician Adam was at my door shortly after 6:00 pm. An hour and a half later, I had a brand new opener installed, the spring rebalanced, and door joints lubricated. I was very pleased with the prompt and professional service. Titan will be my “go to” for all of my garage door needs going more
Simon Hardy-Francis
Simon Hardy-Francis
02:08 17 Jan 20
One of our two, relatively new, garage door springs broke after about 5 years. So googled and found Titan Garage Doors... to fix it. They turned up same day within 1.5 hours to fix it. Alex, the technician was a super nice and super skillful guy, and it was obvious he had done the job countless times. He had to work in cramped conditions because the cars were struck in the garage, but he did a great job. The final price for two new springs was C$420 including tax. I'm only taking a star off because the person on the phone initially -- not Alex -- said a different price range; $150 to $250 ish. They must replace pairs of springs all day long... so why not just quote the real prices charged over the phone? Summary: Loved Alex. Hated the phone person in more
Chris M
Chris M
20:37 31 Dec 19
Needed a new spring replacement. I was able to make an appointment same day and the technician was excellent. Great... customer service and stayed true to their estimate that was quoted over the phone. I would use them more
Kevin S
Kevin S
23:07 28 Dec 19
My garage door spring snapped. Called these guys first thing in the morning. When the mechanic arrived 30 minutes... later, I was anticipating getting ridiculous quote like those locksmith scam (paid $260 for 1 minute of job because locksmith knows you are desperate about getting locked out). Later I realized garage door repair isn’t the same as locksmith. I was given a reasonable quote for one hour of labour and it includes the price of the spring. After the mechanic got the door fixed, I was able to pay by credit card and was given a receipt. And on top of that, there is warranty for their repair work. I hope I don’t have to called them any time soon, but if I have to I will. Highly more
David Ronald
David Ronald
20:21 14 Dec 19
Customer service phone response was excellent. Service tech , Alex, arrived promptly, surveyed the issue, provided... options , made adjustments and debriefed very professionally. Management of payment was fast and fair. This was an overall excellent more
Rob C
Rob C
02:54 11 Dec 19
Very prompt service. The technician, Eli, was pleasant, courteous and professional. He assessed the problem that we... were having with our garage door opener, opened the unit up and showed me the parts that had failed. Upon my approval of his price quotation, he went to work replacing the defective/failed part which I was pleased to find out that he carried in his vehicle.Very happy with the experience and highly recommend this technician and the more
Bebe Z
Bebe Z
04:37 10 Dec 19
We're very happy with the service. Dan did a great job fixing our garage door. He also updated all rollers and... installed door seals on the sides and top. Would recommend to anyone who needs their garage door fixed or more
Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
01:49 26 Nov 19
I would NOT recommend this company!We called Titan to come and do a service, maintenance and any necessary repair on... our garage door. The technician showed up, spent maybe 10 minutes at our place, balanced the door, took his $120 bucks and basically that was it. We asked if there was anything else that needed to be done and we were told no.Our installer arrived the next day and we were told that some of the rollers and hinges would need to be replaced prior to the installation of our new garage door opener. We were not told by Titan that any of this needed to be done.Titan returned the next day to give us a quote for the rollers and hinges... They quoted $40 dollars for each hinge, and $15 per roller. We have 12 hinges/rollers! At this rate, we'd be better off buying a whole new door!We had another company come in and replace only what was broken for a fraction of the cost and they did an amazing jobI would not recommend this company, unless you have money to burn and want to overspend!read more
Rennie Durgapershad
Rennie Durgapershad
22:48 02 Nov 19
This was great and most expeditious service. The installer Adam was great and knowledgeable. Impressed with speed of... the service!read more
Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
18:16 18 Oct 19
I am very happy with the service. Adam from Titan Doors did a great job fixing my garage door. He found the problem... right away (broken spring) and replaced the part quickly which he already had with him. Arrived within half an hour of me calling at 9 in the morning and fixed it all before 11am! Garage opens smoother and quieter than it did before! Thank you!!read more
Keni Casti
Keni Casti
23:38 01 Oct 19
We had Mario respond fast, (within the hour) he was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work and explained... step by step everything that was repaired. Excellent all more
Frances Jans
Frances Jans
18:38 29 Aug 19
Convenient, called last night with a garage door issue, made an appointment for between 8-9am the next morning. Kim and... his team showed promptly within the time frame given, and completed within the hour. I would recommend this more
Sarabjit Sehmi
Sarabjit Sehmi
01:15 29 Aug 19
Excellent service provided today along with the parts supplied. Best people to deal with regarding the repairs of any... garage doors requirements. Called them in an hour and were at my house within the specified time. Recommend this company for any repair more
Flora Lai
Flora Lai
20:45 26 Aug 19
These guys are great. They worked hard. Polite and nice. It is a good job.
Farid Jamal
Farid Jamal
21:11 04 Jul 19
These guys were great for speed and quality of service . They came in the first part of time window provided, reviewed... the work, provided a quote, which was just as well, as the their dispatcher had provided much lower quotes, I was happy with the quote and recommendations and they proceeded with the job. They were efficient, courteous and clean.. I would not only use them again, but also highly recommend more
Sonia Workman
Sonia Workman
23:11 02 Jul 19
Garage door busted today and Kim was here within an hour and even called to let me know he was running a bit late so I... was waiting around. Was fast, efficient and thorough! Even fixed something else that I didn't notice. Would definitely recommend Kim and his services to anyone that needs any sort of garage door repair!!!!read more
Next Reviews
Call Now ButtonCall Now