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Question DetailsAsked on 3/29/2018

Where can I find a replacement bottom panel/section for a 9' wooden garage door?

I have a 9' wide single wooden garage door about 25 years old with a rotten bottom panel/section. I need to replace just that panel/section. I plan to do the installation myself, but I need to have the panel/section made for me. I hope to spend less than $150.00 on this project. I may get a new metal complete door in 5 to 7 years. I don't want to spend a lot of money on this project right now. Where can I find someone that makes garage panels.section at a reasonable price?

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$150 - forget it - the materials alone would cost about that much. You MIGHT find a garage door company which will agree to take the measurements and bring you panels from an old door of the same size they are taking out to replace at another place - but even for that probably more like $300 or so. And 9' wide, at least in my area, is a real odd size so that is likely an issue too, though they are made, obviously.


Getting a carpenter to rebuild the rotten bottom panel - probably around $700-1000 range I would guess, so no bargain there.


I would look at a new door - probably about $500-800 door cost range in most areas, plus at least $300 - 400 installation cost - reusing existing opener.


Another possibility - depending on howmuch you care about appearance, if it is just surficial rot (not enough to affect the integrity of the door) you might be able to use a wood restorer epoxy like Minwax and others make as a DIY job or by a Handyman, and then paint over it to get it to last another 5 years or so. Will penetrate and somewhat strengthen the rot and pretty much stop it from continuing after you paint over it.

Answered 7 months ago by LCD

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$150 - forget it - the materials alone would cost about that much. You MIGHT find a garage door company which will agree to take the measurements and bring you panels from an old door of the same size they are taking out to replace at another place - but even for that probably more like $300 or so. And 9' wide, at least in my area, is a real odd size so that is likely an issue too, though they are made, obviously.


Getting a carpenter to rebuild the rotten bottom panel - probably around $700-1000 range I would guess, so no bargain there.


I would look at a new door - probably about $500-800 door cost range in most areas, plus at least $300 - 400 installation cost - reusing existing opener.


Another possibility - depending on how much you care about appearance, if it is just surficial rot (not enough to affect the integrity of the door) you might be able to use a wood restorer epoxy like Minwax and others make as a DIY job or by a Handyman, and then paint over it to get it to last another 5 years or so. Will penetrate and somewhat strengthen the rot and pretty much stop it from continuing after you paint over it.


If the bottom board is what is damaged but intact, just putting a 1x3 or 1x4 stiffener board screwed to it (on the inside so it does not trap water during rain) might hold it together for 5 years or so - ditto to buying and installing (at higher cost) a new stiffener strip like it probably already has on a couple of panels.


BTW - here is a similar previous question with answer which might help too, FYI:


http://answers.angieslist.com/How-cos...

Answered 7 months ago by LCD




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