There are several reasons why you should hire a garage door expert since you might not be familiar with all of the mechanical systems that run your garage door.
Your garage door professional can fix problems very easily and can do it very fast in a cheaper manner.
You should consider hiring a professional because they will have access to the latest garage door parts and models. They can install their own garage doors, so they know exactly what they are doing. You may be unable to fix your garage doors yourself without proper training and knowledge.
Let’s say that your garage is in very bad shape and it needs to be repaired or even replaces very quickly. you can’t really do it yourself because it’s too much work getting all of the parts along with the door itself, so you would hire a professional that has all the latest parts and doors and you can choose them out in the comfort of your own home. Your garage professional is skilled in installing and removing, so you can easily just relax and let them do all of the work.
After the professional is finished installing the garage door, you will notice that it is in much better condition than it was just a day ago, and it works very very well. the tracks and the wheels are new, the springs, and even the door! They all look good as new, and you barely had to do any work.
2) Health and safety
If your garage is broken, you should probably take into account that this is a big health and safety risk, that you can fix pretty quickly. But you should never try to attempt a DIY garage door repair, because if you don’t know what you’re doing then it can lead to some pretty nasty injuries.
Garage doors weigh several hundred pounds, so if you leave them alone they could come crashing down onto your family members and your pets, which is a serious risk.
These statistics show that:
- around 20,000 people die from garage door-related accidents per year
- DIY door repairs result in 1610 reported hospitalities per year
- 224 people every year get injured by a door that they left alone that should have been repaired.
3) Security purposes
Pretty much everyone’s garage door is attached to their house, so it would be a big risk to be left open and easy to access. It’s very dangerous to leave garage doors open because of burglary. Thieves would take it as a chance to rob your house if your garage door was left open overnight, or is open because of an issue with the door.
A professional garage door repair team would allow you to feel safe inside of your cozy home, and keep the intense weather outside, where it’s supposed to be.
Another vulnerable reason to have your garage completely shut is that rain/snow getting inside of your home, causing it to be incredibly cold in your garage causing your insulation not doing anything.
4) Long-term costs
It isn’t a good idea to do a quick fix on your own or even from a family member, because it might cost a lot less but you aren’t solving the actual problem at hand for a very long time.
If you hire a garage door expert, then it saves you a lot of money than just doing a quick fix many many times.
If you were to try fixing a problem on your door, it could lead to some serious injury, especially on torsion springs and even tracks and wheels.
The reason being is because torsion springs are under constant pressure and messing with them could lead to them bouncing out of their placement and hitting you at rapid speeds which can cause death.
5) Insurance reasons
Another reason why you’d want to get your garage done by a professional is because of the insurance.
If the same problem you had last time occurs or even the same problem, then your insurance company for your garage can cover the cost of the next repair. But if it’s done by let’s say a family member, then the garage door insurance will not provide you money for the next repair. If you do get the paperwork with the professional, then it nearly guarantees that the insurance company will give you the payout.
If you were to sell your home and left a faulty garage door with no repairs and that you tried to DIY on, there would be a big worry for you. Because if the next homeowner were to get injured because of the garage door, then it would be entirely your fault and you would be liable for their injuries. but if you were to hire a garage door professional, then there is no need to worry about these kinds of things because the door is brand new.
7) Dangerous components
If not understood, many of the garage door parts are incredibly dangerous. all the parts of the garage door work with each other, and if one part breaks, then the others will cause a chain reaction resulting in the garage needing a full replacement. The torsion spring for example: is completely filled with energy and can cause some fatal injuries if mishandled without the use of a professional. To ensure that you do not have to deal with any of this, contact a professional garage door company. They will be able to help you with all of your garage doors needs like repairing the springs and torsion cables, installing new garage doors, and even replacing broken parts.
The garage tracks and the wheels are a whole different story. Since the garage relies on those 2 parts to stay still, trying to repair them on your own can cause some serious damage to your home, your garage door and parts, and even yourself.
It’s always a safe practice to call a professional to fix absolutely any part of your garage.
8) Appearance for garage door
When it comes to garage doors, there are many factors to consider when making a purchase. One of the most important factors is appearance. There are a variety of different styles and colours to choose from, so it’s important to find the right one for your home. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few tips:
- Consider your home’s style. Are you going for a modern look, or something more traditional? There are garage doors available in both styles, so you can match your home’s aesthetic perfectly.
- Think about the colour. Garage door colours can either blend in with your home or create a statement piece. If you’re not sure what colour to choose, consult with a professional who can help you find the perfect match.
- Choose the right style: To make sure that all of the art styles fit perfectly into your home, you’d want to remove some dents and dings on your garage door.
if it’s pretty small you can use a plunger and just suck out the dent, but if it’s larger scale then you’re gonna have to call a professional to maybe pull the dent out so it feels nice and smooth.
9) Garage door maintenance
If your garage door wasn’t broken in the first place, it could’ve been easily avoided. Most likely spring or another part of your garage detached and broke, but there can be signs before you can detect that a part has broken.
- If the wheels and track make a grinding noise, the wheel might be bad or there is something in the way of the track that is causing it to make a squeaking noise.
- If the tracks appear warped, then the garage might not work for very long afterward.
- If you hear a loud banging sound coming from your garage for no apparent reason, then one of your springs must’ve busted.
If one of your parts appears to be rusted, like the spring/roller/hinge, you need to get that immediately replaced while refraining from opening your garage door.
After the professional has installed the new part, make you lubricate it to ensure it will last a very long time and save you money in the long run.
10) Expertise and diagnostics for your garage door
Garage door repair and replacement can seem like daunting tasks. However, with the right expertise and tools, most repairs or replacements can be completed in a few hours.
Since professionals have all of the information inside of their heads on how to do what, they know how to fix any problem on your garage door. Whether it be a broken spring, to an entire detached garage door, they have it all in mind on what to do to fix it and satisfy their customers.
If you are wondering what that random squeaking noise is when you open the garage, chances are the professionals can find it and get rid of it completely.
Hiring a professional for your garage door is a very crucial thing so your home is safe and secure, and warm and cool all at the same time. Call us at +1 780-340-8564 to hire us in Edmonton and surrounding areas.