Many homeowners try to save a few bucks wherever they can by implementing DIY repairs around the house. For most common home repairs, this method works quite well. Generally a trip to the local hardware store and some time spent on YouTube or other internet sites will give you the information that you need to perform the repair. Garage door repairs , on the other hand, are a completely different matter, one that should be left to garage door repair experts and not a DIY homeowner.
Here are four reasons why is it imperative that you hire a professional, certified garage door technician to perform all repairs on your garage door:
Garage doors are dangerous
There are a variety of components that make up a garage door with many of them working together. If the garage door is not working properly, it can be dangerous to try and fix it yourself. Garage doors are heavy and large, which makes working on them awkward and dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. The door itself is not the only concern when repairing a garage door; there are tightly wound springs, electrical components, and moving parts. Faulty garage door springs can be especially dangerous if they unexpectedly fail.
You can make the problem worse
Often times when homeowners attempt their own garage door repairs, they don’t know what they are doing. Attempting to fix the problem on your own can lead to more problems (some of which are irreversible), or working on a part that doesn’t need to be fixed, in an attempt to correct the initial problem. Either way,attempting to repair your garage door yourself is not a good idea for the DIY homeowner.
Garage doors are heavy, weighing more than 150 pounds on average (depending on the size and material). That is a lot of weight to be messing around with. If you accidently pull the wrong part off, the garage door could come crashing down on you, your car, a pet, or anything between the door and the floor. Another concern with a falling door is they often times cause damage to the floor as well, which is another expensethat you as the homeowner will have to cover.
If none of the other reasons have deterred you from attempting to DIY garage door repairs, maybe the thought of having to spend more money will. Every garage door has very specific requirements when it comes to replacement parts and materials. As a DIY homeowner,it’s likely that you don’t know the correct parts to buy, but may purchase what you think will work in an attempt to avoid the cost of professional labor. Using the wrong parts for your door could potentially lead to more damage, continued lack of functionality, or physical harm. When the functionality fails, you’ll have no choice but to call a garage door technician,and the entire ordeal will end up costing you more than if you had called them initially.
Contact your local garage door technician
For all your garage door repair Pittsburgh, contact Giel Garage Doors . We will be able to repair any garage door, saving you money and possible injury.