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Old 09-26-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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It seems my garage door opener is pulling the paneling away from my garage door. Any ideas how I might repair this? I have attached a photo to show what I am talking about. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:14 PM   #2
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The opener shouldn't have been attached to, "just" the door. There should have been a reinforcing plate behind the opener hardware.
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seems that the opener might need some adjustment as well.
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What should I do now? Any advice is appreciated.
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Are those machine bolts or what? Are they just driven into the door or is there anything on the other side?
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Nothing on the other side just the insulation; was held by the garage door paneling. The doors were installed 4 years ago when the house was built and I bought the house several months ago (the house sat empty for 3 years, I am the first to live in it). I have checked and there seems no recourse with the company that installed it.
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At this point you can put a plate or piece of 1x that spans the panel and screw into the supports, than mount opener plate to that. Or remove insulation in that section, replace with wood that fits snuggly, and through bolt with stainless carriage bolts, putting round heads on outside of door.

Short of replacing the entire panel, that's all i can think of
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Thanks for the advice!

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