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grr.. first property damage

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bigjeeping, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    well I was pretty happy to get another push in before spring hits us... winter has been pretty mild here. Accidently backed into a garage door while plowing last night. It's not a solid door, its one with the panels which kind of roll back. I think there's four panels and only one is damaged........ anyone know if I can replace just the single panel? And any idea on cost?
    I'm going over tmr to look at it with the homeowner and get the model number and everything.

    Ill snap a few pics for my records and post them on here so you guys can laugh, j/k
  2. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    An Aunt of mine backed into one of my doors, caused the same type of damage. I was able to replace the panel, but the color is off. Unfortunely, mine were Sears doors and I had to buy a 2 pack. - 3 yrs ago, $140 a pack (2 panals).

    Shouldn't be a problem to get one panel thought. Most "Good companies", know accidents like that happen.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2007
  3. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Holy smokes, your like the fifth person to do that this year:confused: . You should all buy new doors in bulk and save some cash payup
  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    That sucks, it shouldn't cost too much $200-$300 tops if you replace it yourself and with a little help from a friend. I'll be heading that way to pick up my daughter from school this weekend, as many times that i have been down there, your right you guys haven't had much snow this year.
  5. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Haha actually I hit a door frame (styrofoam!) not a door... gonna cost just as much though ($200)

    Actually, if you think about how many of us there are, and how many garage doors we have to get near (as a group) its actually surprising that this doesn't happen more often.
  6. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    I can live with $200-300.. dissapointing.. but sh*t happens
  7. G-LSCPE

    G-LSCPE Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    200-300 hundred sucks, last storm I backed over a London Plane Tree 3.5" caliper totaling about 450.00. I was in my truck for 3 hours at 2 in the morning without talking to anyone then my cell phone rang it freaked me out so bad I backed right over the tree.

    X-LOWBALLER Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 102

    First "significant" snowfall this season, my good friend (who refuses to do residentials???) does what he thought was a good deed for an elderly lady plowing her own driveway. He has a Monroe salter and after he finished plowing her lot, he back right into a light pole and it destroyed his motor/spinner assembly. He hasn't taken it out of the shop yet but it was an expensive plow.
  9. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    Well just one panel is damaged.. but I found out from the manufacturer that this garage door is NO LONGER made, I called a local company and they said the only way to get one is to find somebody who has one laying around in their shop/warehouse because they are completely discontinued... which is surprising because the garage door didn't look very old. :cry:

    If anyone knows of where I can find one, or knows somebody in the garage door business they could ask if they might have one laying around their shop I would reimburse $$ you for your help!

    Here's the info:

    Manufacturer: Wayne Dalton
    Model: Thermowayne Model 36
    16 feet wide, one panel.
    I think the panels can be painted so the color wouldn't matter, however it is white.
  10. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    weird, I think thats my garage door. Good luck with that.