My Garage Door Is Broken. Who Should Make The Repairs?

Kansas City MO garage door repairIf you find yourself in a position in which you need to make repairs to your garage door, you may be tempted to try to do things on your own. Safety is always an area of concern when facing a project of this nature though, so it may be best to turn to a professional for help with your garage door repair if things get sticky.

Also if you’re anything like me, you may be wondering if it’s worth paying the extra money for a professional garage door repair or if you’re better off trying to handle things yourself. If this is a question you find yourself asking, you may want to go ahead and ask yourself a few more. Do you have the tools to get the job done right? Are you confident in your abilities to make these repairs safely and properly? If not then yes, it is most certainly worth the extra money to call a professional.

One problem you may be facing is the need for garage door spring repair. If you know this is the problem with your door, the next step should almost certainly be to call a repair person. This is a very detailed repair that could lead to serious damage or injury if it’s not done the right way the first time.

A trained professional will already have the proper knowledge to perform this repair without any unforeseen complications getting in the way and understands that providing ample working space is essential. It’s best to let them do their work and stay out of the way, even clearing out space in the garage if they ask you to do so.

Your repair expert should also be well versed in the type of hardware needed to get the job done. There is a big difference between the types of springs a door may use and a professional should be able to get their hands on the right parts without any trouble.

Actually removing the old springs and installing the new ones is a very lengthy endeavor that involves some serious safety risks for those without a lot of experience doing this kind of work. For those reasons and for the sake of time, we will not go into a detailed step by step on the process here.

The more determined do-it-yourselfers may be tempted to continue in their research and attempt this on their own. I cannot caution enough however, that this is a very risky idea and you’re probably better off hiring a professional if you have to do extensive research on this particular project.

Another job that you may be tempted to try on your own is that of garage door opener repair. While not always as complicated or dangerous as repairing your spring system, there are still some risks involved in trying this yourself.

A common issue that can lead to a malfunctioning garage door is worn out gears inside the opener. If you try to do this on your own you may stand a good chance of success. However, it’s important that you make sure you’re replacing the old gears with new ones of the right type and size.

If you’re not sure which parts to buy or you don’t have the proper tools, guess what. You’re better off calling a pro. And if you’re not sure of your abilities to focus on what you’re doing without losing patience, you might want to pick up the phone.

Otherwise you are running the risk of taking what would otherwise be a fairly simple and inexpensive repair and creating a situation in which you find yourself needing to replace the garage door opener all together, costing you more money in the long run.