With the increasing popularity of DIY projects on television and social media, it can be tempting to believe that you can tackle any and all home renovation and repair projects. Sure, maybe it’ll take a bit longer, and it won’t look quite as good, but you’ll save money in the process, right? Not exactly.
When it comes to important components of your home, like your Front Range garage door, it’s always advisable to check with your local professional before attempting any repair. This will help you make a more informed decision and save you from additional costly damage and even serious injury. Here are some of the things you need to consider before you attempt to repair your own garage door.
The Temptation to Repair Your Own Garage
It’s always tempting to try and undertake a repair project yourself. But, just like you’d check with a mechanic before trying to replace critical car parts, it’s good to know which components of your garage can be replaced by you and which ones require a professional touch.
Problems You Can Address
Here are some of the issues that you can undertake when trying to repair your own garage door:
- Tightening loose mounting brackets
- Cleaning tracks to remove hardened grease, dirt, and other debris
- Checking for loose hardware on other components
Problems for a Professional
When you’ve identified that any of the issues below are impacting the performance of your garage door, it’s time to call a professional:
- Broken or disconnected tension spring
- Issues with the level of the garage door tracks
- Malfunctioning electrical components
- Broken hinges, motors, or door panels
At the end of the day, it’s always a good idea to contact your local professional if you are concerned about repairing your own garage. Reach out to the professionals at Colorado Overhead Door Company today for a free estimate on our services!