If you fancy yourself as a bit of a handyman, fixing or even replacing a broken garage door may be tempting. However, here's 5 reasons why repairing your garage door yourself may not be such a good idea after all.
1. It’s Technical
The installation and repair of garage doors is a bit of a specialist field in Perth. As the largest moving object in your home, a garage door requires a wide range of smaller, specialised parts in order to get it working at an optimal level.
2. Its Electrical
There’s a lot going on in that little box above your garage. You might think that by shutting off the flow of electricity, you’ve turned off all capabilities for danger to enter your garage but it still may surprise you! Attempting to make adjustments or repairs could result in you receiving a nasty shock or doing further electrical damage to your home.
3. It’s Heavy
Modern, double garage doors can weigh upwards of 100kg. This, combined with the force of the door falling off of its rails or losing proper traction can result in some nasty damage, should it come crashing down. Doing this work yourself could not only result in damage to your door and the items in your garage, a falling door could also injure yourself, your family or your pets.
4. The Warranty
If you’ve spent thousands of dollars on a garage door, the last thing you want to do is void the warranty it comes with. Failing to service your garage door, or making adjustments & repairs without the proper education or qualifications can void the warranty your door comes with. This means that trying to avoid a small repairs bill, could end up becoming more costly for you in the long run.
5. The Problem
If you have no experience in repairing garage doors, how can you be sure you’re actually repairing the right thing to begin with? Whist some issues may seem obvious, you might not be seeing the root cause to the real problem. Fixing something that isn’t actually broken can be a waste of money. Alternatively, only repairing the symptoms of the issue (eg. screeches) rather than the actual problem (eg. poor lubrication), means you may keep running into the same issue in the future.