As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, there are lots of things you can do to maintain and extend the life of your garage door, but DIY garage door repair is certainly not one of them. Not only is DIY garage door repair complicated, it is also quite dangerous! That is why you shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking it is a job that anyone can do. To avoid the dangers associated with garage door repair, always contact a professional garage door company, no matter how small or large the problem may seem.
Falling Garage Door
Garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds. Some materials, like wood, weigh even more. In other words, this isn’t something you want to lose control over. A falling garage door has the potential to damage the door itself, the floor beneath the door, and/or anything within close proximity to the door. The latter may include you, your car, a pet, or just about anything or anyone else. Unfortunately, the risk of the door falling is a very real possibility in DIY repairs. Professionals can ensure the door is safely repaired.
Torsion springs are an integral part of the door. They’re wound very tightly to enable the door to open as effortlessly as possible. However, they will inevitably lose this tension over time, making it increasingly difficult to control the door’s movements. In order to repair the damage, the springs must be rewound or replaced. This will return the door to its optimal condition. Both of these tasks require the expertise that only a certified garage door repair technician can provide.
Improper Use of Tools
Chances are you don’t have the necessary tools required to safely complete many repairs. Garage door repair requires very specific tools. Using the wrong tools often results in unsafe work conditions and increases your chances of further damaging the door or the tools themselves. Think power tools are the answer? Think again! One wrong move with a power tool could lead to injury. Don’t risk it. Trade in your tools for a telephone and contact your local garage door repair company today.
You Can Make the Problem Worse
Without the proper tools and know-who, you may actually make the problem worse – a lot worse. Should you inadvertently mess something up – which is a very real possibility – you could cause the door to sustain additional damages. And additional damages equal more out of pocket costs. Damage to anything or injury to anyone are also possible. The best thing you can do is to leave the repair of your door in the very capable hands of a professional technician.