If your garage door has stopped opening or closing properly, there could be several reasons for the malfunction. There are many garage door troubleshooting techniques homeowners can try to resolve the issue. When basic troubleshooting does not work, it is time to contact the professionals. Due to the complicated and dangerous nature of garage door repairs, it is not safe to repair a garage door by yourself.
Hollywood-Crawford Door Co. provides comprehensive garage door installation and repair services as well as free estimates on repairs and replacements. We understand the risks of repairing garage doors and recommend homeowners consider the following before attempting a DIY fix.
Risk of Garage Door Falling
Safety is the first, and most important, factor to consider when thinking about a DIY garage door repair. The garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in the home. If the door were to fall during repair, it could severely injure any person or pet standing under it. Garage doors weigh several hundred pounds and can cause serious injury and even death in addition to major damage to vehicles or the garage door and opener, requiring a whole new garage door system.
Dangerous Door Springs
Garage doors operate on a spring system. To support the weight of the door, the springs contain a high amount of tension. If the springs broke during repair, the tension would be released with significant force that could cause serious or fatal injury. Our technicians know the safest methods for handling springs to avoid injury or damage.
Low Quality or Wrong Replacement Parts
Locating the necessary parts for repair can be difficult for homeowners. Parts ordered online through a third party may turn out to be the incorrect part for the job, or you could end up with subpar components. We carry a wide selection of high-quality parts for garage door and garage door opener repair.
Lack of Proper Tools
The garage door system is a complex one that calls for proprietary tools. Attempting a DIY fix with your everyday, household tools could result in serious injury or even death and lead to other problems – like damaging the components. Our technicians are equipped with all the essential tools needed for a safe and accurate repair.
Waste of Time and Money
Attempting a DIY fix for garage doors could end up costing homeowners unnecessary time and money. Making the attempt and realizing halfway through you do not have the resources is a waste of your time. Purchasing parts you think are required and end up not needing is a waste of money. Not to mention, any of these variables could just make the original problem worse without professional assistance.
For all these reasons, homeowners should never attempt to repair garage doors themselves and since the highly trained experts at Hollywood-Crawford Door Co. offer free estimates on repairs and replacements there is no need to risk potential injuries to yourself or damage to the garage door system. Contact Hollywood-Crawford today and request professional service or a free estimate and know you will be treated fairly and professionally.