Garage Door Repair: What NOT to Do
Many people do not like to pay others to do what they can do themselves. They often think that they can either save money doing things themselves or that they can do it “better.” While that may be the case for some DIY projects, repairing a garage door is better left to those with the proper knowledge, training, and expertise of garage door repair.
DIY garage door repair is very dangerous if you are not an expert. Garage doors are heavy and large, and they are connected to torsion springs. These torsion springs can act unpredictably and aggressively when they are broken or strained. Many people have severely injured their eyes, faces, and arms from springs breaking and flying off the garage door track.
Without the torsion from springs, the garage door can fall. A falling garage door, weighing upwards of 800 pounds, without any restraint, can cause significant injury or death to anyone or any pet. Aside from that, if you make 100% certain that no one would be in the way of a potential falling door, costly damage can occur from the door falling on your garage floor or driveway.
Misdiagnosing the problem of what is wrong with your garage door can cause you to damage the door and make the problem worse. If you do not have 100% certainty about what is wrong with your garage door’s function, you could trigger additional damage to the garage itself or any items inside your garage – including your vehicles.
Garage door repair requires specific tools for the job. Many people do not want to run out to the hardware store to purchase a tool that they will only use once for a specific job. Therefore, they try to “make do” with whatever tools they have. The risk of using wrong tools for garage door repairs increases your chances of damaging your garage door itself, damaging the garage door system, and damaging yourself and your property.
Garage door repair is not a “simple job.” While you may look at your garage door as a simple machine, it is by far one of the most complex and dangerous mechanisms in your home. HABPRO Garage Doors is here to serve the Greater Atlanta Area with exceptional garage door service and repair. Please contact us today.
Posted on behalf of HABPRO Garage Doors
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