Now, what to do? Of course, there are professional garage door installers in Alpharetta, but you are quite handy with a screw driver and figure you can fix most anything.
- Save money by calling the professional from the beginning of the problem. The first thing you do is unhook the motor from the slide that operates the door. In the process, you may realize there are quite a few parts for such a simple idea. Up and down, up and down. How hard can this be? This is where your true personality shows. Do you spend hours and days taking the opener apart, only to finally give up and call a professional, or do you spend maybe an hour and realize this is way above your skill set and call a professional?
- Save money by realizing old garage door openers are obsolete. In your zeal to prove you can fix the opener yourself, you fail to recognize the age of the opener you have. If you get to the stage of taking it apart and then go looking for parts at your local hardware store, you’ll realize there is no saving this machine. There are no parts for such an old model—another time-waster.
- Save money by recognizing installing a garage door opener is harder than it looks. While you do have experience working on garage door openers that are now obsolete, you don’t know much about the new models that have sensors in them. You spend hours looking at the plans, which looks like a foreign language, while your garage door sits immobile on the pavement.