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Why Do You Need a Pro to Repair Your Garage Door?

  • By James Null
  • 06 Dec, 2017
Your garage door is more than an entry point - it's part of your home. If your garage entrance is not working right, everyone knows. Even though a loud or squeaky door may sound annoying, a broken door is much more than a mere irritation to your ears. A garage door that isn't functioning properly isn't safe for you or your family to go near.

While there are times when the obvious grinding of the door alerts you to a problem, other times you might think that the noise is just a normal part of how your door works. Sometimes you can't tell if the noise indicates a problem.

That means you need a garage door repair professional to assess the situation and make a repair. But, what if you don't think that the problem is a major issue? Should you try a DIY fix? The answer to this question is simple - no. Take a look at why you need to call in the pros for your garage door repair.

Weight Issues

Garage door are heavy. If you have a steel or heavily insulated door, you door may be even heavier than you expect. When the track is bent, a cable is broken or there is some other malfunction going on, your door can quickly drop without any warning. The weight of a dropping door can cause serious injury to anyone standing under it.

Luckily, the experts know how to properly handle these types of repairs. As professionals, they know and understand the safety issues surrounding your door. Instead of struggling with a broken cable or running the risk of getting hurt by a dropping door, sit back and let the professional handle the problem correctly.

Electrical Risks

Any home appliance (such as garage door opener) that runs on electricity requires a pro for repairs. Trying to fix an electrical component of your garage door or opener can result in a shock, burn or even a fire. Your garage door is safe to use when it is working correctly, but when it has an electrical problem, you should stay away.

A garage door technician can figure out what's wrong with your wiring and save you the time, cost and potential risk your run if you try to make the repair yourself.

Extra Costs

Yes, there are plenty of safety risks that should make you think twice about fixing your garage door without a pro's help. It may seem like a DIY repair is a cost-saving measure, but think again. If you don't know what you're doing, chances are you won't fix the problem correctly the first time.

Those so-called simple garage repairs you see on the internet may seem like a snap. However, most repairs take the specialized knowledge that only the experts have. Starting with the parts, you may not have the expertise or garage door knowledge to buy the correct ones. You may end up spending more money on parts than a professional would if you don't know what you're getting or who to get it from.

Furthermore, what happens if you follow DIY advice, make the repair and then the door still doesn't work? You'll have keep trying repairs, or, you'll end up calling a pro after your attempts haven't worked out. By the time this happens, you may have caused more damage to the door and may have higher repair costs than you would have started out with if you had just called a professional in the first place.

If you need help with your garage door, don't try to figure it out on your own.   Durbin Garage Doors   can help.
By James Null 06 Dec, 2017

From covering your windows with plastic film to repairing any cracks, holes and damage to your window and door frames, you do a lot to prepare your home for winter. However, many homeowners tend to overlook the need to weatherproof their garage.

Winterizing your garage door can help keep the temperatures stable, which in turn can prevent damage to your vehicle and anything else you store in your garage. Here are a few tips to help you winterize your garage door.

By James Null 06 Dec, 2017
Your garage door is more than an entry point - it's part of your home. If your garage entrance is not working right, everyone knows. Even though a loud or squeaky door may sound annoying, a broken door is much more than a mere irritation to your ears. A garage door that isn't functioning properly isn't safe for you or your family to go near.

While there are times when the obvious grinding of the door alerts you to a problem, other times you might think that the noise is just a normal part of how your door works. Sometimes you can't tell if the noise indicates a problem.

That means you need a garage door repair professional to assess the situation and make a repair. But, what if you don't think that the problem is a major issue? Should you try a DIY fix? The answer to this question is simple - no. Take a look at why you need to call in the pros for your garage door repair.
By James Null 06 Dec, 2017

When it is time to purchase a garage door, you will need to decide between several garage door options. The garage door opener allows you to open the garage with a panel, keychain, or a garage opener located in your car.

Garage door openers are the easier and more secure option compared to garages that must be opened manually. Once you fully understand your options, you'll find it easier to decide which option is best for your family. Here's a guide to the different types of garage door openers available to you.

By James Null 14 Sep, 2017
Replacing your garage door may be a necessity due to the condition of your current one. Or perhaps you're interested in improving the curb appeal of your home. If you're curious about what you can do to make your garage door a smart addition to your home, it's best to consider which safety features are the most helpful.
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