Safety is one of the biggest reasons that you can’t ignore issues with your garage door. Garage doors that aren’t properly maintained or are being operated with faulty parts or other issues are a major safety hazard. They can malfunction abruptly, causing the garage door to fall on whatever or whoever happens to be beneath it. This can not only lead to costly damage to your vehicle or other property but could seriously injure any adults or children standing in the garage door’s path at the time.
When a garage door falls on a person, injuries can be serious and devastating. And in some cases - especially in cases involving young children - the injuries sustained can even lead to death. The safety of you and your family is not something to be trifled with, so please ensure that you repair any issues with your garage door right away.
Prevent More Expensive Damage
Taking care of smaller repairs right away can help you to avoid larger, more costly repairs down the line. For example, let’s say you notice that one of your springs is looking a bit rusted or is cracking. Replacing that spring and keeping it properly lubricated is a small, easy repair and maintenance task that won’t cause much inconvenience.
However, if you ignore the apparent issues with your garage door springs, they can break, causing the garage door to fall to the bottom of its track and rendering it completely inoperable. This would require an emergency call to a garage door specialist, could damage the track and the garage door panels, and will be much more expensive to repair - in addition to potentially injuring someone or damaging other property when it fell.
Regular maintenance and timely repairs are always more affordable than larger repairs or total garage door replacement.
As mentioned above, a small repair that goes ignored can cause the garage door to break entirely. This leaves you with a garage door that cannot be operated in the usual manner - requiring manual lifting and lowering - or which may not operate at all. In the latter case, you may find yourself unable to get to work in the morning because your car is trapped behind a garage door that won’t open. No matter the exact circumstances, a garage door that doesn’t function is a major inconvenience, but one that is easily avoided with proper maintenance.
If you’re having any issues with your overhead garage door in Alpharetta, contact IDC Garage Door to have an expert garage door tech come to your home. We’ll take care of the problem quickly so that you can avoid the problems we mentioned above.