With Do-It-Yourself trends only getting more popular, it can be difficult to discern what you can handle with some YouTube videos and a quick Google search, and what you should leave to professionals.
Garage door repair and garage door installation are two things that you should always leave to the experts. Garage door repair can cause serious bodily injury, especially when it is a repair that involves the high tension springs, or the cable system. It is never worth risking injury to save a little bit of money; garage door repairs are usually fast and inexpensive.
Trying To Install A Garage Door
Installing a garage door is not only difficult, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. Even removing the old garage door is hard and dangerous to do, due to the high tension in the torsion springs and weight of the doors.
Once you release the tension on the door and disconnect the current opener from the door, you then have the laborious task of removing and getting rid of the old garage door, which is usually incredibly heavy.
Next, you will need to install the new door, piece by piece, ensuring everything is flush and in the correct place. When you install the new track, you will have to install the springs. This is one of the most dangerous parts of the job, since installing or securing them incorrectly can send a huge spring flying, and the potential for injury is high.
Getting A Garage Door Back On Track
Garage doors can fall off their tracks, and the older the garage door is, the more likely they are to fall off of their designated track. Because a garage door that is off the track has the potential to fall on you, it is best left to professionals.
When a garage door is off track, usually professionals need to repair the track, not the door. If you remove the wrong bolt, you may release the tension to the spring, which can cause serious bodily injury.
To prevent your garage door from going off track, replace rollers when you notice they are getting worn (worn rollers could potentially damage the track), and lubricate your garage door rollers with silicone spray.
Garage Door Spring Repair
Garage door spring repair is one of the most dangerous aspects of garage door repair, and should absolutely only be done by professionals. Although there are videos available online, it is not worth the risk to try to do yourself. Garage door spring repair or replacement is an inexpensive repair, especially when you factor in a potential trip to the emergency room!
Garage door springs are under an incredible amount of tension. If you have an electric garage door opener, there are even more moving parts and pieces to work around, and more potential for something to go wrong. Calling a professional garage door repair company will save you time and hassle.
Garage Door Repair Austin
If you are looking for reputable garage door repairs in Austin or Pflugerville, search no further! Our skilled team can help you with any repair on the same day you call us, whether it’s something as small as your door being off track, to replacing the entire door or spring. We even offer 24/7 emergency service!