We get it. You’re handy. You can unclog a drain, replace doorknobs with ease and you’ve even learned how to change the oil in your car.
And today, when you arrived home from work and realized your garage door on your Colorado Springs, a home has decided to go on strike, you figure this might be something you can fix on your own.
You have a toolbox, a ladder and you’re pretty sure there are dozens of online tutorial videos that can give you a helping hand.
While we’re happy you’re able to repair a lot of things throughout your household, unless you’re an experienced, trained garage door technician, we strongly advise against trying to fix garage door problems on your own.
Repair work can be dangerous
First, the average garage door in Colorado Springs can weigh between 100 and 400 lbs. depending on the materials it’s made from.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, you run the risk of knocking the door off its tracks. Not only will this cause a significant amount of damage to the door (and the damage will likely be extensive enough that you’ll need to purchase a new one), you run the risk of damaging other items in your garage when the door falls.
There’s also the chance that the door could fall on you, one of your family members or your pets.
Garage door springs can be dangerous, too
A Colorado Springs garage door spring holds an enormous amount of tension and should one (or both) of your springs break when you’re attempting a repair, you could find yourself in a position where you’re dealing with one or more dangerous projectiles.
When it comes to replacing garage door springs, there are a series of steps that need to be taken in the proper order, to ensure this type of breakage doesn’t happen.
If you suspect your repair issue has to do with your garage door springs, this is not something you should try to handle on your own.
There are many other ways you can injure yourself
If you’re not familiar with the mechanics of a garage door, and you’re standing on a ladder trying to determine what your repair issue is, you run the risk of falling. It sounds like an obvious problem, but tens of thousands of people wind up in emergency rooms each year after household accidents.
The moral of the story is this: although you may think to try to fix your garage door by yourself will save you a few bucks, it could cost you substantially more in the long run.
Call Above the Rest Garage Door Repair Today
ATR Garage Door Repair is the #1 choice for garage door repair services in Colorado Springs.
For more information or to schedule a time for one of our technicians to come to your home to give you a free garage door repair estimate, call us today at 719-499-0491 to get started.