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Steps To Take After Running Into Your Garage Door

Has your car hit your garage door? Damage to your garage door from your car could happen due to accidentally hitting the gas instead of the break, a car malfunction or a slick driveway preventing breaking.

No matter how it happened, if your garage door sustained damage from a car accident, Hinkle Insulation & Drywall is here to help.

Our trained professionals have the necessary tools and training to repair any garage door. If you’ve just crashed into your garage door with your car and aren’t sure what to do next, this guide will get you started.

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Assess The Damage To Your Garage Door

After running into your garage door, the first step is to assess the damage. The biggest problems that can result from an accident like this include:

  • Broken or misaligned rollers or track
  • Splintered or broken panels
  • Snapped cables
  • Broken springs

Assess your garage door to get a clear idea of its damage. If you partially hit your home, it’s also smart to look at your foundation to see if there is any damage.

The different components of your garage door can be dangerous, especially if damaged, so repairs are best left to the professionals.

Attempting To Open Your Garage Door After The Accident

After you have assessed the damage, you should attempt to open your garage door only if it’s not misaligned from its track. If it’s misaligned after you hit it, attempting to open the door can cause more damage.

If the door is still on the track, you can attempt to manually open it by disconnecting the garage door opener. Be sure to open the door slowly and listen for any unusual sounds indicating hidden damage. If you aren’t sure, do not try to open the garage door.

Contact Your Insurance Agent

Once you have a clearer idea of the damage, the next step is to contact your insurance agent. The good news is that homeowners’ insurance will generally cover repairs to a garage door after an accident.

Car insurance can also cover significant damages to your car. Contact your insurance directly for the most accurate idea of what your insurance will cover.

Call Hinkle Insulation For Emergency Garage Door Repair

If the door is completely off the track or severely damaged to the point where it cannot fully open or shut, an emergency repair is needed. At Hinkle Insulation & Drywall, we offer comprehensive emergency garage door repair in Austin, TX and the surrounding areas.

Our garage door experts can inspect the damage and identify necessary repairs. In severe cases, we can also offer full garage door replacement services. Our team will work quickly and efficiently to get your garage door back in top shape.White 3 car garage doors

Many benefits set us apart from other companies:

  • We offer free estimates.
  • We’re part of the IBP Family of Companies, which means we can offer the resources and expertise few Austin-area companies can match.
  • We have a friendly, experienced team.

Contact Hinkle Insulation & Drywall right away for emergency garage door repair services.

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