Help - fixing garage door - bottom bracket ripped off leaving no surface


Old 02-12-17, 01:52 PM
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Help - fixing garage door - bottom bracket ripped off leaving no surface

Looking for suggestions on how to fix this. The bottom bracket got ripped off of the garage door pulling off the plastic backing of the garage door and leaving only the insulating foam which is wet and soft from rain.

Just above the place where the bracket was there is a stiffening horizontal piece of the door.

I'm wondering what is suggested to repair this - or am I stuck and have to replace the whole door. Can you put a bracket above the stiffening bracket even if that is not at the bottom exactly of the door and not even with the other side?

Attaching some pictures that show the other side (left) intact bottom bracket, the place where the right side ripped off, the ripped off bracket, and the overall door.

Thanks for your advice.
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Old 02-12-17, 02:05 PM
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If you can determine where the door came from, I would recommend that you just replace that one lowest panel. You don't have to replace all 4 panels if you can just order one.

look on the sides of the panels for a sticker or name brand.
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Somethings just so wrong about that whole thing!
Sure looks like that slab has sagged on the right side.
Old 02-13-17, 02:51 AM
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typical for a Wayne Dalton door... made very cheap, you will likely need a new section which probably cost about $300. my advice use the money to buy a door from another manufacture
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I have repaired those doors. I rivet and sometimes through bolt a sheet metal patch plate over the damaged area. The key is get back to good material for mounting the patch and making the patch big enough to spread the load out over a larger area.
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