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We here in Southeast Louisiana are sadly no strangers to flooding and heavy rains.

We've all witnessed the devastation that water can have on our neighborhoods, homes and businesses. But it doesn't take a hurricane or massive rainstorm to cause damage on your residential or commercial garage door. Prolonged exposure to water is enough to wreak havoc on the integrity of your door.

Often times, the water damage is secluded to the bottom portion of the door, which is typically some type of overhang designed to allow the door to clear the driveway/concrete without getting stuck. But it's not uncommon to see water damage arise in the door jambs or headers, either.

Yet even if the damage is isolated to a specific area of the door, replacing the entire door is typically your best option, but that's not always the case.

A garage door specialist can help you determine the extent of your water damage and your best course of action moving forward. In helping you decide your next steps, your garage door specialist will factor in:

  • The immediate costs of replacement or repair
  • The long term impact of either option (often times a repair will require more work down the line)

At American Garage Door of Louisiana, our primary concern is helping our customers regain the security and integrity of their doors quickly and effectively, which is why we offer rot and termite repair to all types of garage doors found throughout St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes.

Should I try to repair my garage door myself?

Because water damage is often times isolated to specific areas of your door, many homeowners and business owners throughout the area attempt to repair the damage on their own.

However, it's important to remember just how large, and heavy, garage doors are. In fact, they're typically the largest moving part of your home or business. Even the slightest defect within this mechanism can compromise its stability and turn your garage door into a significant hazard.

Not only that, but garage doors are also likely the largest entryway into your home or business. Any type of chink in the armor could leave you, your assets and your family/employees vulnerable to attacks or infestation from bugs, termites or rodents.

It's always wise to have your garage door inspected by a professional rather than go it alone. Your inspection will not only ensure your garage door will be repaired or replaced correctly, but it'll also help you understand the true extent of your water damage. In some instances, even the smallest water markings can signify a greater problem that needs to be addressed. Your garage door inspector is trained to spot these signs early on, so that you can avoid disastrous (and costly) repairs down the road.

Even a little water damage can cause big problems

As one of the most trusted names in garage door repair, replacement, and installation throughout Southeast Louisiana, we here at American Garage Door often notice folks not call us until long after they first spot water damage.

We can't stress enough how important it is to contact your garage door specialist immediately following the first signs of water damage. That way we can help you avoid putting your safety at risk, while also reduce the cost of your repairs or replacement.

Learn more about how we help homeowners and businesses throughout St. Tammany Parish fix their water damaged garage doors by contacting us today.

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American Garage Door provides full service garage door installation, maintenance and repairs in greater New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner, Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell as well as Picayune and Gulfport MS.