01 Feb Why Garage Door Installation is for Pros Only
New garage doors can dramatically improve the looks and value of your home, but do you really need this installation done by a professional? At Mend Clinic, we say yes because we’ve seen way too many accidents from DIY installations gone wrong such as fractures, sprains, and lacerations. It’s common and sometimes smart to get frugal when you’re upgrading your home (or building a home from scratch). However, save those money-saving strategies for other projects, because garage door installation is a difficult and dangerous process that the average homeowner shouldn’t attempt.
You won’t save much money, if any, trying to handle garage door installation yourself. Installation costs are often built into the cost of the garage door or are so nominal for the amount of work and sheer manpower it takes, the cost is worthwhile. Plus, if you do try garage door installation yourself, you might void the manufacturer and/or supplier warranty (all warranties are different, so always double check).
Maybe you’re a powerlifter who competes in bodybuilding competitions on the weekends. Even if you and your partner or friends are exceptionally strong and in shape, professional garage door installation workers have experience and training on their side. You’ll need to measure and attach hinges and handles, install panels one at a time (if you have a paneled door), install the rollers, then make sure the tracks and springs are properly put in place.
One wrong move and you might be setting up your home—and your health— for a disaster. It’s not always obvious if the rollers, track, springs and other moving parts are safely in place. Sometimes they precariously sit where they should, looking like they’re secure, but they might fail at the worst possible time. Even though there are security measures in place with modern doors, those measures might not be effective if the door isn’t properly installed.
Contact Mend Clinic Today!
The risks, pains, struggles, and headaches that might come with trying garage door installation yourself simply isn’t worth it. However, if you have tried and failed, don’t worry. Mend Clinic is available to treat all your garage-related accidents from lacerations to broken bones.