Everyone likes to save money where they can, regardless as to whether that means clipping coupons, buying your kids’ clothes at the outlet mall or waiting to make large purchases until Black Friday. The same is true when it comes to fixing things around the house.
Why pay for a plumber to unclog a drain if you can do it yourself? If you know how to sand and stain a porch, do you really need to hire someone to do that for you?
If your garage door isn’t working, you may be wondering if you can hire a handyman to fix the problem. Your neighbor said he has a guy who is pretty reliable, and he’s pretty sure he’ll charge you less than a Colorado Springs garage door repair company will.
Or, maybe you’re contemplating pulling your laptop out to the garage, watching a few DIY repair videos and trying to tackle the job yourself.
We’re here to tell you that these are both terrible ideas.
Just say no to unlicensed contractors
You’ve probably heard about the dangers of hiring an unlicensed roofer. Unlicensed contractors are extremely unreliable, there are no guarantees they’ll complete the work and if they do, there are no guarantees the work will be done correctly. If they cause damage to your home or your property, you’ll likely be stuck with the repair bill (unlicensed contractors generally don’t carry insurance.)
If they hurt themselves while they’re on your property, they could sue you to recover costs for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. (If you watch the HBO show ‘Shameless’ you may remember the season where Fiona hired an unlicensed worker- he hurt his back while working on her house and she spent half the season dealing with the pending lawsuit.)
It’s not just unlicensed roofers you need to worry about- you could run into the same problems if you hire an unlicensed / uninsured garage door repair company.
Garage door repair can be as tricky as it is dangerous- if the repairman doesn’t know what they’re doing, there are any number of things that could go wrong.
Never, ever hire an unlicensed contractor- regardless of the work you need that person to do.
If you opt for a DIY, you could make the problem worse
If we’ve said it once we’ve said it half a million times- small problems cost less to repair than big ones do.
We understand your desire to try to save a few bucks but remember—any money you may think you’ll save on the front end of all of this, could be more than lost when you ultimately need to hire a professional garage door company to fix what you got wrong.
Garage door experts in Colorado Springs
If your garage door is acting up, call Above the Rest Garage Door Repair today for a free, no-hassle repair estimate. Our company is committed to providing honest, reliable work at a fair price.
Call today at 719-499-0491 to learn more.