If you’re handy around the house, you may be wondering if you can repair your garage door yourself. You already own a bunch of tools and you’re pretty sure you can find a few how-to videos on YouTube.
How hard could this be?
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The expert garage door technicians at Above the Rest Garage Door Repair are here to tell you that repairing or replacing a garage door is a lot harder than you may think. Not to mention, if the work isn’t done correctly, you could become seriously injured.
The average garage door weighs at least 150 pounds. Depending on what you have installed, it could weigh up to 600 pounds if not more. Imagine the damage the garage door would do, if it fell off the tracks and came crashing down.
It could total your kids’ bikes, destroy skis and snowboards and, well, let’s not even talk about that big box of Christmas ornaments you just put back in the garage.
If the door falls onto your car, well, that’s going to be an expensive repair as well (and good luck getting your insurance company to pay for it.) These are all the best-case scenarios. Why? Well, imagine what would happen if the door fell onto your spouse, your pets or your children.
We understand that everyone likes to save money where they can, but this type of DIY repair just isn’t worth the risk. It’s also worth noting that if you knock your garage door off of its tracks, there is a 99% chance the door will be destroyed. Not only will you need to pay to have a new door installed, your garage will be exposed to the elements until the installer can get the job done.
Replacing garage door springs is a dangerous job
Your garage door springs hold an enormous amount of tension; when it’s time to replace them, the job needs to be done in a series of specific steps. If any one of those steps are skipped (or not performed properly), the spring could break.
If this happens, the tension will be released, and the piece that breaks off will turn into a flying metal projectile. Each year, thousands of people wind up in the emergency room after being struck by a broken garage door spring.
Again, the risks of a DIY repair simply aren’t worth the cost savings.
Trusted, reliable, honest garage door repair in Colorado Springs
If you need help with garage door repair or replacement in Colorado Springs, CO, call Above the Rest Garage Door Repair today. Our company is licensed and insured, and we know how to get jobs done quickly and safely.
If you’re not an experienced garage door technician, please don’t try to attempt a DIY garage door repair. For this type of job, it’s always better to work with an expert. Call us today to find out why we’re the most trusted garage door repair service in Colorado Springs.