It’s essential to have your garage door serviced and inspected every year. Doing so will extend the door’s life and ensure that it is working safely and effectively. It’s best to leave garage door service to an expert overhead door technician; here are some reasons why:
It Can Be Dangerous
Your garage door is the largest moving part of your home; overhead doors weigh hundreds of pounds. It can come down with significant force and cause injury during the repair process. Furthermore, the garage door parts, springs, in particular, hold a lot of tension. If these springs malfunction during the repair process, they can release that tension and cause flying parts to be released at lethal speeds. The garage door spring is among the most dangerous repairs and can result in severe injury if not left to the professionals.
It Can Cause More Damage
If you’re not able to flawlessly balance the torsion spring, it will not compensate for the door’s total weight. Therefore, the door opener has additional strain to bear. Unfortunately, you’ll have to have the door replaced sooner than you would if a professional balanced the torsion spring correctly.
It Will End Up Costing You More
The cost of the parts and tools you will need to DIY your overhead door repair will start to add up quickly. And since garage door repair can be tedious and time-consuming, you may end up needing to call the professionals anyways on top of investing your money into the tools and parts. Moreover, a garage door that doesn’t close all the way may not seem like a huge problem, but it needs to come all the way down to the weatherstripping. If it does not, you will notice an increase in your heating and cooling costs as the air escapes.
Here at Lake Side Overhead Door, we have the training, tools, and expertise to provide the very best overhead door service, repair, and installation. Safety and customer satisfaction are our priorities. Contact us today for your free at-home estimate!