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15 Sep 2019
Why Garage Door Repairs Should be Handled by a Professional
DIY is the New Thing.
With apps like Pinterest, some things just seem so easy! Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. When it comes to garage doors, exterior entry doors, and windows, it may be best to leave it to the experts. Here’s why:
Companies such as Door Systems, Inc. of Lee’s Summit have 30+ years of experienced along with a trained staff that know all the ins and outs of garage door repairs and maintenance. One thing many people don’t know is that June is Garage Door Safety month. If there weren’t dangers from trying to do repairs and maintenance on your garage doors, then there wouldn’t be an entire month allocated for it.
THIS IS NOT A DIY JOB.
Depending on the type of material, your garage door can weigh anywhere from 200-500 pounds. On top of that, garage doors run with the help of large springs that, when under tremendous force, could snap. The springs are actually the most dangerous aspect in garage doors repairs.
If you are ever experiencing issues with your garage door, it’s likely an issue with the springs, making them both dangerous, but also one of the most essential aspects to opening and closing the garage door.
Do you work on your car yourself or do you go to a trusted mechanic? If you work on them yourself, that’s great! Knowing how to work underneath a hood can really take you places (literally)! The automotive industry is one of man’s most valued hobbies, bringing me to my next question. Do you spend time working on the broken garage door in your pastime? The odds are you probably don’t. If garage doors aren’t your expertise, don’t try to make them that!
Let the Professionals Handle It.
The danger to you is most important, but the cost of repairs when attempting to do the job yourself can potentially dig you into a much deeper hole financially. The springs and cables are the most common issues that people have with their garage doors, but if not repaired properly, they can create further issues. Because the experts at Door Systems do such repairs on a daily basis, it is best to leave the work to them.
Springs are under a high amount of tension and can wear out in as little as six years. One thing that can be done ‘DIY style’ is to check the springs and make sure they are contained, normally inside a metal tube or cable, as most new garage doors will be. If not, it may be obvious to tell with the naked eye that they should be replaced (by professionals, not you).
There are a few other things you can install or check on your garage doors to make sure they are working efficiently and safely, but when it comes to more serious garage door repairs involving the springs or cables, give Door Systems a call, 816-287-5385.