Published on 25 March 2021
Repairing your own garage door might seem like a simple fix. There are plenty of how-to videos online that offer quick fixes for the many issues that stop your garage door from working correctly. Garage doors might seem like simple mechanisms, but the truth is, they are actually quite complex. There are a multitude of reasons why attempting to repair your own garage door is a bad idea. Let’s explore the reasons why you should leave your garage door repair to a professional.
Most garage doors are cumbersome and will require two people to safely take the weight. Attempt to manage the weight of a garage door yourself whilst carrying out repairs and you could end up breaking more than a couple of fingers. The garage door is likely to be one of the largest moving mechanisms on your property. Should it fall, it could cause significant damage to you, as well as any items within the garage.
It’s not just the weight of the garage door that can cause injury. The springs within the mechanism are hazardous. Whilst it’s easy to dismiss the potential for injury these components have, they can easily cause damage if they suddenly break off, or snap.
The tracks are another potential hazard that can cause injury with a faulty door. The tracks on the garage door might be heavily corroded, or they might be full of debris. Whatever the issue is, if you attempt to remove the door yourself and it slips from the tracks, it could land on you and cause some pretty severe damage.
Now that the safety concerns surrounding garage doors have been explored, let us look at how picking a professional could save you money in the long run.
Having your garage door repaired by a specialist will mean that it is done effectively and correctly the first time. Tamper with the door yourself, and you could end up making the problem worse, costing you more in the long run.
If you don’t have the experience to successfully repair your garage door, there are no guarantees that your work is secure or that it will last. By choosing a professional, you will have peace of mind knowing that your garage door has been sufficiently repaired. When you have work carried out by a professional, parts of the work will likely be backed up by a warranty, ensuring that you won’t have to spend more money if something goes wrong in the short term.
If those reasons aren’t convincing enough, you may end up voiding your home insurance policy by attempting a self-repair. Although damage to garage doors will often be covered by your home insurance, if you cannot prove that previous repairs were done by a qualified professional, your coverage might be denied.
If your garage door has seen better days and requires a repair to keep it safe and secure, call the dedicated team at Diamond Garage Doors.
As we work directly with a variety of manufacturers, we stock spare parts to match, ensuring your repair is carried out with quality materials and lasts.
Call us now on 01525 713600, or fill out an inquiry form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
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