There are a number of safety concerns when you attempt to do garage door repair yourself. The first is that any jobs requiring ladders are inherently more dangerous. Falling off a ladder might not seem like a big deal, but ladders are the cause of numerous home-related accidents. Another major safety concern is that many garage door components themselves are dangerous. Trying to replace broken springs is especially dangerous because of the enormous tension these springs are under. The spring can break during repair, causing pieces to fly at a high rate of speed. Injury or even death is possible when attempting to replace springs without the proper knowledge and expertise. There’s also the concern of the door suddenly crashing down during a repair, or straining your back and other muscles from the extreme weight of a garage door.
Another major concern of a DIY garage door repair job is the risk you run in making the damage worse or causing additional damage. No amount of online videos can give you the expertise and experience that will match that of a trained technician. Seemingly simple, inexpensive repairs can quickly turn into something serious when a repair isn’t done correctly. In fact, many homeowners finish a repair only to find out later that additional problems have resulted from an incorrect repair. You can save yourself from a lot of headaches by making sure the repair is done correctly the first time. Another mistake some DIYers make is replacing parts of the garage door that aren’t damaged. Not only does this potentially damage the door more, it wastes precious time and money as well.
Time and Money Savings
You could spend hours watching DIY garage door repair movies online and still not be certain of the best way to make the repair. That means you’ll waste a lot of time researching how to do the repair and you’ll spend much more time than a professional would making the actual repair itself. It’s not only extremely inconvenient to have the garage door out of commission for as long as it takes for you to make the repair, it’s also unsafe because you may not be able to secure your home, vehicles, and items stored in the garage if you’re unable to get the door working properly in a timely manner. Although it may seem more affordable to do the repair yourself, you may actually end up spending more money on additional repairs. In a worst case scenario, you may end up having to pay for garage door replacement in Acworth, GA, if a repair goes wrong.
Got garage trouble? Call IDC Garage Door today. We’ll get your garage door repaired quickly and safely for a fair price every time.