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Disadvantages of Repairing Your Own Garage Door

Garage doors are like water heaters, in that most people generally don’t give them much thought until something goes wrong.

And when your garage door in Denver suddenly stops working, well, this can have you reaching for the closest bottle of TUMS. Depending on the nature of the problem, you might be considering trying to DIY the repair.

If you’re leaning in that direction, we have three words for you.

Don’t do it.

Below are the top three reasons you should never try to fix a broken garage door yourself.

Projectiles are dangerous

If the garage door on your Denver, CO home isn’t opening or closing due to bad or broken springs, you should never, ever try to replace these on your own.

Extension springs hold an enormous amount of tension, and when they need to be replaced, there are specific, intricate steps that need to be followed—the first of which involves disconnecting the cables (which serve as a backup to the springs).

If the cables are cracked or rusted, they could break (or snap) and, well, pieces could go flying.

Projectiles are dangerous—and you run the risk that you could be hit in the eyes, arms, face or chest.

If you need help with garage door spring replacement, we can help. Call G Brothers Garage Door today at 720-421-6489 to learn more.

You don’t want to make things worse

There is no reason an inexpensive repair should turn into an expensive one. Sure, trying to handle things yourself may seem like a great way to save some money, but it could wind up costing you more in the long run.

When you try to DIY this type of repair, it’s very, very likely that you’ll do more harm than good.

Additional damage means additional repairs—and paying for additional repairs will (you guessed it) cost additional money.

You could fall (and injure yourself)

Tripping and falling onto your carpet is one thing. Falling off a ladder onto a cement garage floor is another.

Recent data from the Home Safety Council indicates that roughly 6,000 deaths from falling occur each year. Don’t put yourself at risk. When it comes to repairing the garage door of your Golden, Lakewood or Denver, CO home, you’ll be well served by hiring an expert.

Speaking of falling—beware the falling garage door

Your garage door is the single, heaviest moving component of your home—and it’s not unusual for a garage door to weigh in excess of 100 pounds.

If it comes crashing down, you’re going to have problems.

First, the door could become irreparably damaged. Second, a falling garage door could damage the floor, your car, or anything else it might happen to come in contact with.

Don’t put yourself, your belongings, your family or your pets in harms way.

If the garage door of your Denver, CO home is giving you grief, we can help. Call G Brothers Garage Door today at 720-421-6489 to schedule a free estimate. Call us not to learn why we’re the most trusted garage door repair experts in Colorado.

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