As a homeowner, you likely take some degree of pride from performing certain household repairs yourself. However, some jobs – like garage door repair, for example – should really be left to the professionals. The next time your garage door starts acting up, pick up the phone and call the team at Dave’s Garage Doors. Here are a few of the reasons why you should avoid DIY garage door repair.
Chance of Injury
According to Angie’s List, there were more than 13,000 reported serious garage door-related injuries in 2007. Many of these injuries resulted from people getting their fingers caught between the section joints. Others were injured by falling garage doors. When it comes to DIY garage door repair, the most serious injuries come from the dangerous tasks involved in torsion spring replacement. Since the torsion spring is under significant tension, it can snap causing serious injury if mishandled.
Risk of Damage
You’ve likely heard the countless tales of DIY repairs gone wrong. If you make a mistake while repairing your garage door, you can definitely do more harm than good. Accidentally damaging your door or opener components can be costly. The experienced professionals at Dave’s Garage Doors will expertly address whatever is ailing your sick garage door and keep it happy and running smoothly.
Poor Garage Function
A DIY fix is often temporary and your door may not operate as well as you would like it to. Imagine getting ready to leave for an important meeting, only to find that your garage door won’t open and your vehicle is trapped inside. That will make anyone upset! The best way to ensure your garage door is functioning properly is to hire a professional at the first sign of trouble.
Dave’s Garage Doors, Inc has over 30 years of experience keeping the garage doors in the Portland, Salem, and Vancouver areas happy and running smoothly. We can address garage door openers, broken springs, and cables, off-track doors, or any other problem causing your door to malfunction. Call our showroom at 503-641-8987 with any questions or to schedule a service call.