DIY or Professional: A Garage Door Repair Guide
Your garage door is an important component of your home. It provides security for your family and your belongings, and it can contribute to the energy efficiency of your home (depending on its materials and features).
Of course, your garage door also contributes greatly to the curb appeal of your home, which influences its overall value.
It’s important that you maintain your garage door to extend its life, and that you perform repairs as quickly as possible to protect it. Yet garage door repairs can be very expensive, so many homeowners choose either to forego them or to try to make the repairs themselves (or to hire an amateur who charges less money).
Trying to do garage door repairs yourself or to hire an amateur to do them is a big mistake. Here are a few reasons why you should always hire professional garage door repair experts for your home:
Someone Could Get Hurt
A garage door is huge! And heavy! There are too many possibilities for the door slipping or falling, even if you have help lifting it, during the repair process. Even if the door fell a few inches on its track, it could break your foot or cause some other serious injury.
Not only could that cost you a lot of money in medical bills, but it could ultimately reduce your quality of life.
If another person is injured in the process, you could be liable to a lawsuit.
Even if the repair process goes well, you could still be at risk for injury later. You are not an expert, so you may very well make a mistake that could result in the garage door slipping or malfunctioning, leading to an injury at some time in the future.
Your safety and your family’s safety is paramount, so just hire a professional to do the work.
You’ll Cost Yourself More Money in the Long Run
The risk of injury is just one way that performing garage door repairs yourself could cost you more money than if you had hired a professional.
If you or someone else is injured, you could end up paying a lot in medical bills, legal expenses, and even compensation (if someone else is injured on your property).
However, even if no one is injured, you could end up with damages to your house, which could cost you thousands of dollars, depending on the type and extent of the damages.
Save yourself money and heartache by simply hiring a professional in the first place.
Garage door professionals also have insurance in case any accidents do occur, but their training and experience makes it less likely that any such accidents would occur.
Your Garage Door is Too Important to Your Home
Your garage door does too much for your home to trust its health with anyone who is not at the top of their game. You can’t afford to have your garage door fall into disrepair or to have it become damaged through an accident.
Nor can you afford to have your garage door stop working properly or to look poorly. Only by hiring an experienced professional can you ensure that your garage door continues to work properly, remains safe, looks great, an has a long life.
Don’t be tempted by short-term gains and hire someone with questionable credentials or try to do your garage door repairs. Look at local reviews to find the best garage door professional you can afford to tend to your home.
You may spend a little more on the maintenance or repair in the short term, but you’ll save a lot of money in the long run, and you’ll protect the value of your investment. With routine maintenance, the value of your home will only go up.
Let Us Help!
Same Day Garage Door Services offers garage door maintenance, repair, and installation in Arizona. Our professionals have extensive experience and training, and they have received phenomenal reviews from our customers.
We have a proven reputation for excellent service and superior results. If your garage door is making noises or if you notice broken cables or components, give us a call to schedule your garage door service.
We can also talk to you about options for a new garage door if you feel it’s time for an upgrade or a replacement.
1176 East Warner Road #117
Gilbert, AZ 85296
6100 S Maple Ave #107
Tempe, AZ 85283