Whether you are building your own house or undertaking major home renovations, you can certainly do some of the work yourself. But other, more technical jobs should be left to experienced technicians. Most people agree – stick to what you know best.
When it comes to everything surrounding your garage door system, we’d like to give you 5 excellent reasons you ought to choose a garage door professional if repairs are called for.
Safety comes first…
If we examine wood garage doors, they can be very heavy depending on the year of manufacture and the type of material used. Even greater weight is possible if we consider double garage doors, e.g. 16′ (4.9 m) wide, and still more if you have neglected to regularly do maintenance on your door.
Never forget that your garage door is the largest moving component of your home. Unfortunately, each year hundreds of people continue to be seriously injured when trying to repair their garage doors by themselves. Doors have fallen following a failure of lifting cables or a broken spring. To get an idea of the weight of a door, for a single door made with a steel exterior, for instance a 1 ¾” (45 mm) thick door that is 9′ (2.7 m) wide, it can weigh from 130 to 175 lb. (60 to 80 kilos). For a double garage door, we can easily talk of double the weight, varying from 60 to 350 lb. (10 to 160 kilos). When a garage door specialist arrives on site and sees the state of the garage door system, he or she can recognize the dangers that might occur as well as judge the gravity of the situation.
Do you really know how a complete garage door system works? How each hardware component interacts with another, as well as how the counterweight system makes it easy for you to lift your garage door with just one hand? Probably not, right? So we urge you to put your tools back on your workbench and pick up your phone and call a local reliable business that will ensure the work is done right!
The profession of a garage door technician is learned in the field and by discovering the tricks of the trade that allow the installation and repair of garage doors in the most difficult conditions and locations. This experience enables a technician to correctly balance the door in addition to ensuring its weathertightness and removing harmful friction between various door system components which can cause premature wear.
Get peace of mind
When you try to repair your garage door system yourself, you run the risk of improperly or incompletely making the repair which can then cause the problem to reoccur in the short term or, even more seriously, worsen. This is especially the case when dealing with an electric garage door opener.
Conscientious professionals, who have a well-deserved reputation for garage door repair in their area, are able to provide you with a written guarantee of the work they have done and the parts they have changed, often for a period of 12 months. They are not afraid of formally committing themselves to doing a careful job that corresponds to your requirements. Because all work deserves to be done well, an expert always does it right the first time.
It can save you time – even money!
Garage door specialists who have well-established businesses in your area know what they are talking about when you speak with them and they will clearly explain to you what they are doing. This is not a job that can be learned overnight. When you hire an experienced technician to repair your garage door, you will have more time to do the things that really matter to you. It must also be recognized that with their many years of experience, they know how to pinpoint any problems and get the job done much faster than you. Rest assured – their only goal is to ensure the long-term operation of your garage door.
On the other hand, if you think you’re saving money trying to repair your own door or garage door opener, it may end up being more expensive for you… especially if you’ve tried to repair the door system yourself and then learn that the manufacturer’s warranty is no longer valid because you didn’t do it the right way and have damaged a major component of the door mechanism.
In addition to doing repairs more rapidly than you, garage door professionals have insurance that covers both personal injury and damage to your property.
Responsibility in case of accidents
Another good reason to hire experts to repair your garage door concerns your level of responsibility if the repairs are done incorrectly. If you try to repair your garage door yourself and an unfortunate incident occurs, then you will be personally liable. Why run the risk of finding yourself in such a situation and then blaming yourself? Trust highly qualified technicians because they know garage door systems like no one else.
So, why wait?
Don’t hesitate to contact us toll-free at 607-687-5126 for any repairs to your garage door system, whether large or small. We know garage doors and openers inside out. We will be able to advise you and explain the best decision to make based on your exact requirements while respecting your budget. We can also email a quotation to you. Another option is to visit us at out showroom.