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Garage Door Giving You Grief? Consider These 2 Things Before Attempting a DIY Repair

Garage Door Giving You Grief? Consider These 2 Things Before Attempting a DIY Repair

The internet is a great place to browse for recipes, research your next vacation and watch the latest cute cat videos.

The internet is not a great place to search for DIY repair videos for equipment that’s both expensive, heavy and potentially dangerous.

If your garage door is making strange noises, or if you’re getting the sense that the need to perform a repair is imminent, you’ll want to contact an experienced professional as quickly as possible.

Below are the top two reasons you should contact Above the Rest Garage Door Repair as opposed to trying to handle this type of job on your own.

Experience matters, and inexperience can be expensive

When you work with our company you can rest easy in knowing that you’re working with professional, experienced contractors who are licensed and insured.

If you try to handle the repair with your neighbor and the repair goes awry, this is bound to cause its fair share of problems. First, there is always the chance that if the repair isn’t done correctly, you could make what may have been a relatively small problem, much, much bigger.

(If we had a dollar for every time we’ve been called after a homeowner has accidentally knocked their garage door off its tracks, or a DIY weekend warrior who tried to fix what they thought was an easy problem, and instead turned that problem into a far more expensive one, we’d have a lot of dollars.)

There is also the matter of insurance. If you decide to try to do the repair with your buddy, and your friend winds up with a serious injury, you could be liable for any and all expenses associated with their accident. In some cases, this could mean needing to pay out tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses.

Now that we have your attention, you may be wondering if you should call the guy who left that business card on your car window a few weeks back. Sure, he doesn’t have a license number, but it seems like he’s been doing some work around the neighborhood.

This could also cost you far more than you bargained for.

When you work with someone who isn’t licensed and insured, if they cause damage to a neighboring home, you’d be liable to pay for those repair costs, too.

All in all, the money you could potentially save on the front end, could be peanuts compared to what an inexperienced repairman could cost you on the back end.

References are important

Another thing to consider is whether the repairman can provide you with references (references from their mom, cousin or in-laws don’t count!)

When you work with Above the Rest Garage Door Repair you’ll be working with a company that has years of experience in helping Colorado Springs homeowners with all of their garage door repair and replacement needs. Our work speaks for itself, and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with a list of references.

If you need help repairing your garage door in Colorado Springs, call us today at 719-499-0491 to speak with a local customer service representative.

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