Today’s article is dedicated to those who have a bit of a DIY spirit in them.
When you experience problems with your garage door, your first thought might be self-diagnose the issue, watch some tutorials and get to work. Sometimes fixing it might seem easy enough, but DIY garage door repairs come with some pretty grave risks.
When your bathroom tap drips, you can visit the local hardware store and get the parts you need to repair it. When you have a problem with your washing machine, you can do some research and solve the issue within a matter of hours. However, when there’s a problem with your garage door, your first reaction should be to call a professional.
Why you should contact us when you garage door is broken:
You can make the problem worse
When you embark on a DIY garage door repair, you have all the best intentions. You’re probably trying to save some time and money. Unfortunately, there is a good chance you might be making the things worse. If you mess something up, you can cause additional damage to the door. It’s also possible that you could trigger damage to the garage itself or any of the items inside the garage, including your precious car.
Falls are very dangerous
Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in home-related accidents. Unfortunately, falls are the number one leading cause of this bad statistics.
While you are always susceptible to a fall, you should do everything you possibly can to avoid situations where falls are particularly dangerous. This includes climbing ladders to fix your garage door.
Improper use of tools
Nobody wants to drive to the local hardware store just to buy a tool that may only be used once for a specific job. Unfortunately, most of the garage door repairs require specific equipment. This means homeowners often try to get by with the wrong tools, which results in unsafe work conditions.
Falling garage door
Did you know that steel garage doors often weigh more than 50 kg and wooden garage doors can weigh up to a couple of hundreds of kilos? Putting it straight, this isn’t something you want to lose control over. If your door comes crashing down, it could damage the door itself and anything that stands in its way. That includes you, your car, dog or just about anything else.
Repairing the wrong thing
Garage doors are fairly simple mechanisms, but the average person needs to spend some time studying how they work. If you’re attempting to fix a problem without doing any research in advance, you may actually end up addressing the wrong issue.