In most cases when your garage door malfunctions or is damaged, a skilled tech is the best way to go. Why?

The garage door itself is massive in size and weight. AND there are intricate garage door parts working together, perfectly, to keep your door balanced as it goes up and down. All too often a DIY-gone-wrong creates additional door damage, increases the repair costs and leaves you with regrets. Trained pros, on the other hand, have the know-how to diagnose problems correctly (and quickly!) as well as the right gear to fix your door properly and cost-effectively.

Springs – Garage door springs are dangerous and definitely not a repair to do yourself. Spring repairs gone all awry are a surefire way to ruin your door or lose a finger. Or both… or worse.

Tracks – Are your garage door tracks jammed with debris? Are they bent, or corroded? Is the door completely off its tracks? No matter the reason, when tracks are causing your door to malfunction be aware and BEWARE. The tracks hold that heavy door in place and if they fail to do the job, the door will come crashing down. Don’t chance it.

Openers – There’s a lot of technology when it comes to garage door openers so unless you’re a techie AND handy, an opener repair can be intimidating. Pros can fix your opener in a jiffy, so why bother with a DIY when the chances of success are pretty darn slim? As a side note, smartphone apps for garage doors are designed to be easy for homeowners to install. For security reasons, THAT you’ll want to DIY.

Cables, rollers, drums and pretty much everything else. ALL garage door parts are under extreme tension and your safety is at stake because … “The tension on an object is equal to the mass of the object x gravitational force plus/minus the mass x acceleration.”

Bottom line: Don’t DIY most garage door repairs. Just don’t.

Key Takeaways:

  • Seriously. Take garage door safety to heart. Certain repairs are dangerous and attempting a DIY is down right risky.
  • “OK” DIY garage door solutions include: spray lubrication for tracks and rollers; tightening of a nuts, bolts or hinges; battery change for remotes; clean and realign the sensors; replace weatherstripping. Set up your smart phone app for controlling your garage door.
  • “No Way” DIY garage door fixes include: tracks, springs, openers and garage door installation. This stuff is tricky.
  • And for the majority of homeowners out there, never try to replace your garage door. Without the right tools and knowledge, it’s an accident in the making.
  • When in doubt, call a professional garage door service company like C and M Garage Doors Las Vegas, Nevada. We’re a reputable, branded, licensed business with the right equipment and know-how to get the repair done quickly and correctly. There’s no need to put yourself at risk.