Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
Should you DIY Your Garage Door Repair or Leave it to Professionals
During quarantine, it can seem appealing to work on lots of projects around the house. There are many benefits of doing DIY projects such as saving money, having the enjoyment of making or fixing something yourself. Though there are some projects that require more attention and maybe best to leave to professionals. This raises the question, should your DIY your garage door repair, or leave it to the professionals?
While most garage doors last for many years, the occasional maintenance problem is bound to crop up. You may be able to make simple repairs on your own, but there are a number of tasks that are best left to professional garage door technicians. Minor repairs such as tightening door hardware, replacing weather stripping, and lubricating tracks, are ok to do on your own if you feel comfortable. There are other more technical repairs that require more work and expertise.
Garage door springs play an important role in raising and lowering your door. If you’ve ever wondered how to fix a garage door spring, don’t attempt to do it on your own. Springs are wound under extreme tension, and if they release, it can lead to serious property damage, or even worse, bodily injury. Springs will break as a result of corrosion, excess weight, or they reach their cycle life. Keep an eye on their condition. While it may seem simple enough, your electric garage door opener can be a complicated mechanism. Much like the springs, malfunctioning openers can prove dangerous and unpredictable. Avoid property damage or injury by leaving maintenance or replacement tasks to the professionals.
If you are experiencing issues with your garage door, we are always here to help. You might find that it might be time to replace your entire garage door, we can also assist you to find the perfect one for your home. Contact us today and let us take the pressure off of you to repair your garage door.