Do It Yourself Garage Door Repair

Posted Monday, December 19th, 2016


When appliances fail, the first step for many people is to see if you can “Do-It-Yourself.” With garage doors, the “Do-It-Yourself” approach is dangerous, even deadly. Garage doors are more complex than they look. It is important to consult with a reputable professional before attempting any repair.

Here’s 3 reasons to consult an expert before performing a “Do-It-Yourself” repair on your garage door.

#1 Garage Door Springs are Dangerous, Even Deadly

When dealing with a torsion spring or extension spring system, springs that are detached incorrectly can fracture or injure the person repairing them. We NEVER recommend anyone other than a trained professional attempt to detach the springs from a garage door system. The door is under extreme tension and weighs more than any other appliance in your home. One wrong move, and someone is going to get seriously injured.

#2 Track and Roller Dangers

The rollers and tracks are designed to allow your garage door to follow a perfect path when you open and close it. When these tracks and rollers become bent or broken, they prevent your garage door from following this smooth, perfect path. We NEVER advise anyone who is not professionally trained to attempt a repair on the rollers or tracks. Trained technicians work with damaged rollers and tracks on a daily basis. Trust this task to the experts.

#3 Falling Garage Doors

A garage door can weigh anywhere from 100 – 200 pounds. There are countless stories where people trying to fix their own garage doors and remove the wrong piece. They end up underneath a falling door, crushed. Not only will a falling garage door damage items inside your garage, you can damage the door itself. Plus it’s a good way to end up in the emergency room or worse yet, dead.

Professional garage door repairmen have the correct tools and understand the proper way to fix your garage door. Make it a priority to consult an expert.

Speaking of Local Trained Garage Door Professionals…

Cressy Door and Fireplace has been installing, maintaining and repairing garage door systems for over 64 years. This means we’re not only dedicated to this region, but we’ve seen the updates made to doors over six decades. We know what works and what doesn’t. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.

Be safe. Have an expert come evaluate your garage door. You’ll avoid injury and know for certain that everything has been repaired properly and to code.