Is It Difficult To Replace A Garage Door Opener?


Garage door opener installations are not the most complex projects. This is why some homeowners choose to DIY install them. However, this is not a guarantee that you will manage to install your garage door opener like a professional. 

What Are the Upsides and Downsides of DIY Garage Door Opener Installation?

A DIY garage door installation is cheaper than if it were done by a professional. You will learn and understand how your garage door, torsion springs, tracks, opener, and other parts work. If you are keen enough, you might even learn maintenance practices. This can be a DIY project that you can schedule over the weekend. 

The drawback is that you are not a professional, and attempting a garage door opener might damage your garage door, tracks, or even springs. The installation can be dangerous, especially if installed incorrectly—thousands of people are injured by their garage doors during installations every year. 

Additionally, you lack the tools and expertise to complete a garage door opener installation. The lack of tools can be remedied by buying them, but you will also need a learning period with the tools. 

Why Professional Garage Door Opener Installations Are Better

DIY installations might seem like the cheaper option but they can often cost more. You might spend more resources and time getting the garage door opener installed and fully operational. Investing in professional services is better, as illustrated below. 

1. Safety 

Your garage door is heavy, and if the springs snap during the installation, it could injure someone. Fortunately, professionals understand the safety requirements needed to install a garage door opener. They will also test the garage door to ensure it functions perfectly, even with the new opener. 

2. Experience

Garage door opener installations may not be complicated, but they still require electrical and carpentry skills to complete. Most DIY-inspired blogs or how-to videos often use professionals to detail the installation process. 

Hiring professionals for your garage door opener installation lets you bypass the buying or leasing tool process. You are also guaranteed quality work. 

3. Warranties 

A warranty covers your garage door; therefore, you can contact the manufacturer if it is damaged. However, these warranties are only valid if you adhere to their stipulations. Among the notable stipulations is that professionals should do the installation. If you attempt the DIY opener install and end up damaging your garage door, chances are the installation voids your garage door warranty.

If you're interested in learning more, contact a garage door opener service or professional in your area.


26 April 2022

Buying a Dream Home

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!