Garage door buckled


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Old 05-21-24, 08:01 AM
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Garage door buckled

Garage door has been making a loud bang the last few weeks. I took a look and it is not from the springs or rollers. 2 of the horizontal panels are touching and that is what the sound comes from. You can see that this area dips and is not flat. I am afraid that the part of the door broke off from the steel brace.





 

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05-21-24, 09:25 AM
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Luckily some moderators are able to see your pictures. I think your second photo is the most important. When the door is open the photo shows two door panels sagging dramatically in the center of the door. It is worst at the hinge area (the joint between panels). It could have been caused by someone backing into the door from the outside when it was closed or possibly high winds.

Many doors, especially two car width, have extra steel beams attached to the back side of the door panels to prevent them from sagging in the middle when up and from being bent inward when the door is down/closed.

This door looks like it has three installed. One at the very bottom and two higher up that are easy to see. I believe it's a requirement in hurricane prone areas to meet code.


If your door panels aren't damaged too badly you can push the bent panels back into shape (straight) then attach these reinforcing beams to the inside to hold it straight.
 
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Pictures are not displaying at the moment. If you can, a more detailed description might help in the meantime.
 
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Luckily some moderators are able to see your pictures. I think your second photo is the most important. When the door is open the photo shows two door panels sagging dramatically in the center of the door. It is worst at the hinge area (the joint between panels). It could have been caused by someone backing into the door from the outside when it was closed or possibly high winds.

Many doors, especially two car width, have extra steel beams attached to the back side of the door panels to prevent them from sagging in the middle when up and from being bent inward when the door is down/closed.

This door looks like it has three installed. One at the very bottom and two higher up that are easy to see. I believe it's a requirement in hurricane prone areas to meet code.


If your door panels aren't damaged too badly you can push the bent panels back into shape (straight) then attach these reinforcing beams to the inside to hold it straight.
 
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Closer images


Light comes through the white panel




Vertical bar has come unglued from door
 
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Old 05-21-24, 11:07 AM
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Actual cracks in the white panel that used to be held in place by bracket

 
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Replace the panels with new ones. Adding the braces once it's repaired is always a good idea.
 
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Old 05-21-24, 11:16 AM
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Outside garage

My son ran into garage along time ago
 
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Old 05-21-24, 11:32 AM
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Leaving door open

I think leaving the garage door open. Just lets gravity do his job and work its way on tearing up the panels.
 
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Only a few moderators are able to see your photos right now. But yes, your panel(s) are cracked/torn. As XSleeper mentioned replacing the panels with new ones is the best route. Your son probably cracked the panels when he hit it and over time and the repeated opening and closing caused the cracks to grow until the panel lost all it's strength.
 
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A fix for the images is being worked on and will be rolled out asap.
 
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Good news

Good news, called the garage door company, and they installed two horizontal rails, which cost significantly less than a new door
 
 

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