Do you own a home with a garage? Has there been an accident that damaged the doors so that they no longer open and close the way that they're supposed to? If you're thinking about installing new doors yourself, there are a variety of reasons why you may want to rethink your plans. Leaving the installation to a professional is probably going to be your best course of action. The reasons for this include:
Safety: The installation of garage doors and all of the necessary parts can be dangerous. The garage doors themselves are heavy, potentially causing injury if lifted incorrectly or if dropped onto your feet. Even if you get the door into place, you then have to deal with the garage door springs. These are heavy springs that help to lift the door, allowing garage doors to open and close easily. Due to their size and tension, springs that snap or otherwise break free during installation can pose a significant hazard. They may damage things inside the garage or cause serious injury to yourself or anyone else who happens to be nearby. If you want to eliminate the possibility of spending time at the nearest urgent care center or hospital, you should hire a professional to do the actual installation. They've been trained how to do everything without creating a hazard to themselves or to you and your household.
Parts: Due to the safety issues involved, it's not always possible to purchase all of the parts necessary to install a garage door. Some manufacturers don't want to deal with the responsibility of possible injury, so they won't sell most replacement parts to the general public. This can force you to expand your search to auction sites and other places online where it's not guaranteed that the parts you're purchasing are actually the correct parts. The seller could be mistaken or be purposely misrepresenting what he or she is selling. This is something you may not notice until you start trying to put your garage doors together and find out that the pieces don't all fit together.
Time: Even if you manage to find all of the parts and get everything together, the whole process could take you weeks. You could wind up buying and sending back multiple parts before you manage to locate a reliable source. Once you have everything, you may have to divide your attention between the installation itself and the instructions on how to install everything. This could result in the install taking twice as long as you might have expected. A garage door installation professional will have access to the correct parts right away and already know how to put everything together. Instead of spending weeks with broken or partially functional garage doors, you could have new ones installed in a matter of hours by the professional.
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28 October 2016
One of the most exciting, memorable, and rewarding events in someone’s life is searching for his or her dream home. I certainly remember my days of house hunting fondly. If you’re currently searching for a new place, you need to consider several factors when touring potential homes. One important characteristic is garage doors. Since you’ll likely be opening and closing these doors almost every day for the next several years, you need to like them. When looking at a prospective home, pay close attention to the size, style, and functionality of its garage doors. On this blog, I hope you will discover some of the most popular styles of garage doors installed in homes today. Enjoy!