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What to do if you Drive into Your Garage Door?

It is surprisingly common to hear from customers who have driven or reversed into their garage doors. Many people have done it and will continue to do it, so instead of worrying about it, it’s best to focus on ensuring your door is safe and secure. 

 

If you’ve driven or reversed into your garage door and you’re wondering what to do, here’s our advice.

 

 

  • Look at the damage. 

 

The first thing to do is stay calm, and after checking that everyone (including yourself!) is safe, it’s time to assess the damage sustained to the door. If you can’t see any visible damage and only hit the door at a low speed, the chances are everything will be fine; however, we still recommend contacting a specialist garage door company before opening the door. Even though everything looks okay from the outside, there could have been internal damage to the door or its parts which means it may not open or close properly. 

 

 

  • Take photos of the damage. 

 

If there is visible damage, we recommend taking pictures of the damage to both your garage door and your vehicle, as you may need these for both your home and car insurance providers. 

 

 

  • Contact an expert. 

 

Next, we recommend contacting a garage door specialist like John Glen Garage Doors before opening the garage door, as you may cause further damage to internal parts and controls by doing so. 

 

If your garage door is stuck closed, stuck open, or has fallen off its tracks, or if it no longer opens and closes as it should, our team are here to help. We provide an emergency call-out service during and outside our working hours, and we can usually respond very quickly. 

 

Our team carries a wide range of garage door spares and parts for almost every type and style of door. This means we can quickly and efficiently fix most problems caused by you driving or reversing into your garage door with minimal fuss and hassle. In addition, all our repairs carry a 12-month conditional warranty on labour and parts for your peace of mind. 

 

If your garage door is dented or the paintwork or finish has been affected, our expert team can go through available options with you. No matter the damage level, we’ll be on hand to ensure your safety and advise you on the best course of action. 

 

 

Contact John Glen Garage Doors today if you’ve driven into your garage door and need an expert to assess the damage. Give us a call on 01792 894 440 or email enquiries@johnglen.com, and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.