Dangers of DIY Garage Door Repair

Posted on: April 04, 2023
Dangers of DIY Garage Door Repair

Dangers of DIY Garage Door Repair

Your garage door makes your daily life easier – until there is a problem. If your garage door is getting stuck open or closed, has a cracked panel or is making strange noises, it needs to be inspected and fixed. While taking on do-it-yourself tasks around your home can save money, working on your own garage door can be a dangerous project for a mix of reasons. Here is why fixing any problems that have to do with your garage door should be left to the pros, like our team at Affordable Garage Door.

  1. You could add to your issues: What is a little fix could become a bigger problem if you are working on your own garage door without the expertise. Repairing garage doors takes a skilled hand that has worked on many repairs over the years. This is not a project to launch while watching a video. If you take out or replace the wrong part or do it incorrectly, you could be paying even more in repair bills when you have to call in the professionals.
  2. Your toolbox does not fit the work: As there are many intricate components to a garage door that have to work together to move your door up and down properly, there are different types of tools. Everyday homeowners will more than likely not have the correct tools on hand to perform the repairs correctly. You do not want to purchase new tools to save money on calling a professional in the first place. 
  3. You could mess with your warranty: If you have a warranty in place as part of your garage door installation, you could mess up this warranty by trying your own hand at fixing your garage door yourself. Breaking any warranty could hurt you down the road when you have an even bigger problem that is costly to fix.
  4. You could address a different problem: When you don’t know exactly what you are doing, you could work on something that is not even broken. Working through a garage door repair through trial-and-error is just not a wise idea. 
  5. You could hurt yourself or others. It is not a joke that a garage door is extremely heavy. Our trained technicians at Affordable Garage have the expertise and experience to work with any garage door issues in a safe manner. An untrained do-it-yourselfer could put himself or herself at risk by trying to take care of their own repairs.

Repairs and Installation By a Professional Team

Our crew can help with any and all of the repairs that may be needed. We work on broken springs, bent rails, damaged panels, doors that just will not open or close or malfunctioning garage door openers. If it looks like your garage door has seen better days, then it may be time for an upgrade to a whole new garage door that is safe and stylish. Let us know how we can help through our online contact form.

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