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Garage Door Repair DIY: Is It Worth the Risk?

4 Reasons Why Garage Door Repair Can Be Dangerous

DIY repairs are not only a great way to save some money, they can be a fun weekend project. But whether you’re a natural handyman (or handywoman) or you’re just trying to see if you can fix it yourself to save some money, DIY garage door repair might not be a good idea.

There’s a lot of self-help videos out there that show how to fix a garage door that won’t open or how to fix a garage door off track, but what these videos don’t tell you is how dangerous a garage door can be.

Now, preventative garage door maintenance is something you can do yourself, and it might even help you find potential issues you can repair yourself before a real garage door repair is necessary. But, honestly, this is limited to issues like lubricating garage door parts, fixing small bends in a track, or removing surface rust from rollers or springs. Anything more, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time, may pose a risk to you and to your garage door.

Take a minute to think about these 4 reasons why it might be (read: is definitely) better to hire a garage door repair company instead of YouTube-ing it:

1) You might void your warranty.

Most garage door manufacturers have a clause in their warranty that states only a trained garage door technician can fix the door. If you try to do it yourself, you could void your warranty. If your garage door malfunctions later on, you could end up paying hundreds or even thousands out of pocket if the warranty was voided.

2) You might not save a lot of money in the moment.

What most people don’t realize is that the cost of garage door repair is actually not that high. While cost can be subjective, garage door repairs are usually much more affordable than other types of home repair. Because garage door parts are inexpensive and a profession can perform many garage door repairs easily and quickly, it often doesn’t cost you much more just to have a professional perform the repair. And it saves you time, both in work and in worry.

3) It might end up costing you more down the road.

If you use the wrong garage door part or don’t perform the repair properly, it can lead to even more expenses later. For example, a door off track is a simple fix, but if performed incorrectly it could cause your entire panel to come crashing down. A broken garage door is way more expensive than if you had hired a professional to put the door back on track in the first place.

4) It’s dangerous.

Make no mistake – your garage door has many moving parts and may weigh hundreds of pounds. While you may be used to operating the door frequently, that doesn’t mean you’re qualified to perform repairs. There have been many home and business owners who’ve been seriously injured or killed when they tampered with an overhead garage door.

The Advantages of Hiring a Technician Certified in Garage Door Services

If you choose the right garage door repair company, you’ll have a technician who’s certified, insured, and bonded for your peace of mind. What’s that mean for you? In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with the repair, you’re completely covered. And at Sac’s, we also carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee on any service we perform, so if there were to be a complication after the repair, we’ll be back at your house ASAP to make it right. With us, you’re safe and you’re never kept in the dark.

What to Do if You Need Storefront Doors Repairs

So you’re locking up the store at the end of your shift, and realize the door is broken. It doesn’t lock, or it doesn’t close, or some idiot threw a brick through the window. What do you do? First, you resist all temptations to just make it look like the door’s closed without actually being secure and head home anyway, thinking you’ll figure it out in the morning. Think about the thousands of dollars of inventory inside. Think about your job. And then call us. We offer 24/7 emergency repair on storefront doors. We’ll have the premises safe and secure so you can go home with the peace of mind that you did your job. You protected the store and met your responsibilities.