Posted by on January 17, 2018

The Dangers of DIY Garage Door Projects

DIY is all the rage. It’s a way to potentially save some money and feel a sense of accomplishment at achieving something yourself. But, is it always the best option? Sure, repainting the walls in your living room could be a good alternative to calling in the professionals, but there are certain jobs that can end up being more expensive, extremely time-consuming, and even dangerous if you go it alone.

Why you should call the professionals for garage door projects

When you’re not experienced with a certain task, there’s always the risk that it’ll go wrong. When it comes to garage doors, this is a risk you don’t want to take. If a garage door fails because it has been repaired or replaced incorrectly, then it can cause a lot of damage. A garage door falling or a door spring or cable snapping and flying off can result in serious injuries to anyone standing nearby.

Performing DIY on your garage door also leaves you liable. This means that if anyone does get injured as a result of your failed work, you could be deemed the one at fault. This applies to insurance, too. If the garage door becomes irreparably damaged after your DIY work, some insurance companies will not pay out for the damages unless the work has been done by a professional.

Sub-par garage door repairs could also leave your home more vulnerable as any points of weakness will make it easier to break into. This means that hiring a professional is essential for the security of your garage. Vulnerabilities will also reduce the effectiveness of insulation, so your garage door will be more susceptible to cold air and rain getting into your garage and heat escaping from it.

Hiring a professional to fix your garage door ensures that the job is done right the first time. So, your door will be left fully functioning and less likely to break again in the near future if you leave it to the pros.

Services we provide

At Carolina Garage Door, we offer a wide range of garage door repair, replacement, and maintenance services to help give you peace of mind. These services are available for both commercial and residential customers and include:

  • Garage door spring repair
  • Garage door opener repair
  • Realignment if your garage door is off track
  • General tune-up
  • Garage door replacement/installation

So, if you need a garage door tune up or your door needs repairing or replacing, don’t risk going it alone. Contact us at Carolina Garage Door for the above services in and around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.

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