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What Do You Do if You Backed Into Your Garage Door?

Steps To Take After Running Into Your Garage Door

Accidents can happen anytime, including running into your garage door with your car. Even a slow-speed bump into the door can cause serious damage to the system. With the right amount of force in the right place, you could end up with damaged panels, tracks, springs, cables and more.

There are several ways you could damage your garage door. From accidentally driving in reverse instead of forward to sliding on ice to a sudden car malfunction, anything can happen.

Fortunately, repairing a garage door after an accident is easy with Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati. We have fixed garage doors after all types of accidents and can do the same for yours.

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Assessing the Damage to Your Garage Door

After running into your garage door, the first thing to do is assess the damage. Look closely at every part of the garage door to determine what’s broken, cracked, dented or needing repairs. Be sure to look for:

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

It’s also important to check if your home’s foundation suffered any damage. If you hit the garage door or any other part of your home, more damage may need to be fixed.

Attempting to Open Your Garage Door After the Accident

It’s essential to be careful when opening your garage door after hitting it with your vehicle. If the door is misaligned, it could fall off the tracks and cause even more problems. If the door is still on its tracks, carefully lifting it can move it out of the way. Open the door slowly and stop if you hear any odd sounds.

If you move the door and it’s unstable, more damage could occur. If you’re unsure about moving it, let a professional handle it. That way, you don’t risk injury or damage to the garage door system or your car.

Contact Your Insurance Agent to File a Claim

After hitting your garage door, call your homeowner’s insurance agent. They can help you file a claim and understand what may be covered by your policy. Some plans cover the entire door, while others may only cover certain parts and circumstances.

You can also call your car insurance agent to discuss filing a claim for any damage caused to your car. They can discuss the situation with you and get the ball rolling on a claim. If your car is damaged from the situation, you may be able to have the repairs partially or fully covered.

Call Us for Emergency Garage Door Repair

If an accident severely damaged your garage door and you can’t fix it on your own, contact Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati. Our team offers emergency garage door repair services when you need us right away. We can inspect the damage and perform the repairs you need so your garage door can work like new.

We repair and install garage doors in the Greater Cincinnati region. We work closely with each client to understand their needs and provide a solution that fits them.

When you need emergency garage door repair in Hamilton, rely on the team at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati. Call or reach out online today.

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