What Makes DIY Garage Door Repair So Dangerous?

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As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, such as “The Importance of Garage Door Maintenance,” there are a lot of things you can do to extend the life of your garage door system. DIY garage door repair, however, is NOT one of them!

Attempting to fix a malfunctioning garage door can be a recipe for disaster. Not only is garage door repair complicated, it is also quite dangerous! To avoid the dangers associated with garage door repair, always contact a professional garage door company.

Personal Injury

You risk the door falling when performing DIY garage door repair. Weighing hundreds of pounds, a falling garage door has the potential to damage the door itself, the floor beneath the door and anything within close proximity to the door. The latter may include you, your car, a pet, or just about anything or anyone else.

Spring Rupture

Torsion springs are an integral part of the door. They’re wound very tightly to enable the door to open as effortlessly as possible. However, they will inevitably lose this tension over time, making it increasingly difficult to control the door’s movements. In order to repair the damage, the springs must be rewound or replaced by a professional.

Improper Use of Tools

Making sure to use the right tools is absolutely essential to ensuring a successful repair. Using the wrong tools often results in unsafe work conditions and increases your chances of further damaging the door or the tools themselves. Think power tools are the answer? Think again! One wrong move with a power tool could lead to serious injury.

Worsening Problem

Without the proper tools and know-how, you may actually make the problem worse – a lot worse. Should you inadvertently mess something up, you could cause the door to sustain additional damages. Additional damages equal more out of pocket costs. Damage to anything or injury to anyone are also possible.