25 Aug 2016

Door Expert

Every homeowner has a DIY spirit in them. So, when they experience any sort of issue with their garage doors, they first try to diagnose the problem on their own. They simply watch a few videos on YouTube and get started with the work. While this may seem easy, but there are various risks associated with DIY repairs.

Here are a few reasons DIY garage door repair is not at all a good idea:

  1. Torsion springs can be extremely dangerous
    There are two types of springs – Torsion and Extension. Torsion springs are located above the opening of the garage door. They work under a lot of pressure and can cause extreme damage if handled by an amateur. Experienced technicians are required to handle the broken or damaged torsion springs as these springs can hit you in the face, eyes or chest.
  2. Problem might get worse
    You take all your garage door repair jobs in your hand with all the right intentions. You just want to save some time and money. But, there are chances that you actually make the situation worse. With your DIY methods, you may cause additional damage to the door. So, it is advised to call a professional to take care of your door.
  3. Improper use of tools
    People generally avoid to drive to their local home store to buy a tool. They try to manage the repair job with the limited tools they have. But, using a wrong tool can cause some physical or property damage. Professionals have the right tools to complete the task without causing any damage.
  4. Using the wrong parts
    Every garage door consists of a lot of components. Some doors have specific requirements in terms of parts and materials to be used. And if you use a wrong part, you will affect the functioning of the entire door. This may also cause additional damage to the door. This is also one of the reasons why you should quit the idea of DIY repair.
  5. Garage door may fall
    Every year, hundreds of people get injured in home-related accidents. If a damaged or broken door is being handled by an unexperienced, the door might come crashing down. And a garage door commonly weigh more than 100 pounds. A crashed door can damage the door itself, your vehicle and other things beneath the door.

As you can see, garage door is not something that you should play with. It is a complex and dangerous mechanism, so it is ideal to call a professional for help. At Door Expert, you can rely on our technicians for everything related to a garage door.