For most people, the garage serves two major purposes: storing stuff or housing your vehicle (or vehicles). There are lots of other side benefits of a garage, like improved curb appeal and increased desirability on the market, but the primary functions are simple. In order for it to do these jobs effectively, you need to be able to get inside. This means that the garage door has to work. A garage without a functional garage door is not practically useful in the long run. One potential reason for the door to not operate efficiently can be an issue with the high tension springs. If this is the case, there are several reasons why you should leave replacing these garage door springs to a professional.
The biggest reason to have a professional do this work is because it is unsafe for a novice to try it. To understand the safety concerns involved in trying to replace or repair a garage door on your own, it helps to know how the door operates. Garage doors typically weigh over 400 lbs (depending on how they’re constructed and if they are wood, vinyl, or metal). Because this entire weight can be held up by the garage door springs, those springs are under enormous tension pressure. Springs that aren’t working correctly can result in the door falling, the spring snapping, or other issues that can result in injury or even be fatal, especially once you start trying to take things apart.
Knowledge And Skills
If you feel that your garage door needs repair, it can be tempting to try to save money and DIY it. This is not a task that you can watch a few online videos and reasonably expect to handle on your own. Aside from the dangers of trying, you also risk financial problems. First, you might make the problem worse instead of better. You don’t have the skills and knowledge of a professional, and you may think you know what the problem is, but in reality be totally off-base. You also don’t have the specialized tools of a professional and if you think you might buy or rent them, you’re not actually saving all that much money at the end of the project. Finally, a professional will be able to do the job more quickly, because they already know what they’re doing.
Finally, if getting the job done quickly, correctly, and professionally isn’t enough, most places offer some sort of guarantee or warranty on their work. Additionally, if your door is under warranty from installation, trying to fix it yourself could void that.
Leave Garage Door Installation to First Choice Garage Doors
Since 2004, First Choice Garage Doors has been providing quality service in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We offer services like garage door installation and replacement, as well as maintenance and repair. We specialize in the repair and maintenance of garage doors and their accessories. Here at First Choice Garage Doors, we work with top manufacturers in the industry, including Amar Entrematic, Clopay, Wayne Dalton, and Artisan.