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Dangers of DIY Garage Door Repair


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When your garage door isn’t working, you don’t want to wait around to fix it. Maybe it’s that the door won’t open so you can’t get your car in or out, or it won’t close and your home is vulnerable to intruders and thieves. Whatever the case, you know it’s something that needs to be taken care of right away. But how?

In the era where you can look up on YouTube step-by-step instructions for seemingly anything, taking a DIY approach sounds more feasible than it used to – not the mention saving money by not hiring someone else to do it. But with broken garage doors, this might not be the best approach. As a complex mechanism, it requires a certain skillset. So before you break out your tool box, here are some risks to consider.

The Risk of Self-Diagnosis

Few people are experts when it comes to garage door repair. That also means that there are few people who can actually tell you what’s wrong with your door. With the complex mechanics involved, making assumptions on what’s going wrong can send you down the wrong path. If it’s simply an issue of replacing a spring yet you’re digging into the motor, you’re going to be wasting time that a professional could already have it resolved in. But that’s just scratching the surface of what  can go wrong.

The Risk of Injury

Garage doors comes with some alarming statistics. Dynamic Garage Door reports that 7,550 Americans will suffer pinching injuries from their door, 2,200 will have a door fall on them, and another 800 suffer lacerations from broken garage door glass. These stats shouldn’t scare you from using your garage door, but it should make you weary of trying to take matters into your own hands. Not having the right tools or expertise for the job makes you even more likely for injury. You don’t want to make the wrong move and have the massive door come slamming down. That money you saved taking the DIY approach can quite literally cost you an arm and a leg.

The Risk of Making it Worse

Maybe you tried to do it on your own and couldn’t find the source of the problem. You’re finally ready to give in and call a professional. Only problem is, your handy-work actually caused more work needing to be done. What was once a quick fix for a pro is now going to make you dig deeper into your pockets. The worst part is that it call could have been avoided. Unless you have a background in garage door repair, you’ll find it extremely difficult to solve a problem on your own.
Save yourself the money, time, and physical risks it takes to repair your broken garage door and go with someone who knows how to fix it right away. Sevan Locks & Doors can get you the help you need to get your door functioning properly. Call us today, explain the issues you’re facing, and we’ll work with you to make a plan to get it resolved in a timely manner.

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