Can I Repair My Garage Door Myself?
Q: I've watched Youtube videos on how to fix my garage door; can I repair it myself?
A: Your garage door gets a lot of use from the numerous times it is opened and closed. You open and close it when you go to work and return home in the evening. Your kids open and close it to get their bikes in and out. Your partner opens and closes it to go to and from work or to run errands.
Eventually, there can be something that goes wrong. The garage door experiences some sort of unexpected damage – for example, the opener stops working, panels are coming loose, it won’t open or close, or the door has exceeded its lifespan and needs replaced.
It is reasons like these that will leave you in need of repair. While you may be tempted to do the repair yourself because you've watched some Youtube videos that make it look "easy enough", there are many reasons why this is not a good idea and why you should turn to professional garage door technicians instead. The two biggest reasons being:
1. PERSONAL SAFETY
There are a lot of moving parts to a garage door, not to mention it's pretty heavy. Trying to fix it when you're not trained to do so, could be dangerous.
Your hand could get crushed in between door panels or moving parts. Or worse, the door could come off its tracks and fall onto you, breaking your foot or leg.
Having a professional garage door technician take care of your repairs means you don't risk injury to yourself.
2. PREVENT CAUSING MORE DAMAGE
There are all sorts of things that can and will go wrong if you don't know what you are doing.
There's electrical wiring, chains, rods, springs, and other equipment that allow the door to open and close.
Not understanding how these work or how to fix them when they need to be repaired could result in you causing more damage to the garage door.
(If you've ever attempted to fix anything around your home before and ended up making it worse, you know what we're talking about, haha!)
If you make a mistake trying to fix the garage door on your own, it could end up costing you more to get it repaired.
Give us a call instead - we're happy to help repair your garage door for you, and help keep you safe in the process!