5 Risks of DIY Garage Door Repair

DIY Garage Door Repair

When something in your home breaks, it can be tempting to go the DIY route. Hiring professionals can be expensive and with the help of YouTube videos, there are many home repairs that you can do if you’re even a little bit handy. Garage door repairs are not the type of fix you should attempt to DIY.

Many of the things that fail on a garage door assembly are dangerous to fix if you don’t have the proper training. Please be safe and call an expert garage door repair company for help.

Here Are 5 Risks Of DIY Garage Door Repair:

1)     Torsion springs can kill you.

If you do not know how to fix a garage door spring, do not attempt it under any circumstances. Torsion springs are under significant pressure and if handled incorrectly can seriously injure or kill.

2)   You can further damage your door with the wrong tools.

Most garage door repairs require special tools. Using tools that aren’t intended for the job at hand is a good way to cause additional damage to your garage door components.

3)   You might use the wrong garage door parts.

DIY garage door parts may claim to be universal but that’s rarely the case. Using the correct parts is the best way to ensure your garage door operates safely.

4)  Falls from a ladder can cause major injuries.

Garage door repairs require working on a ladder and falling off one, not only hurts but can cause serious injury. You may feel comfortable using a ladder to paint a wall or change a light bulb but exerting manual force while on a ladder is an entirely different undertaking.

5)   Garage doors can fall during repair.

One of the mistakes people make when doing DIY garage door repair is failing to properly secure the door. Depending on the repair, you may need to use vice grips or c-clamps to prevent the cable from coming loose and keep the door on the tracks.
Larry Myers Garage Doors has been helping homeowners in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area with garage door repairs for more than 45 years. Count on us for exceptional work at a fair price.