5 Reasons To Avoid DIY Garage Door Repair

posted by Chris Valentine

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In today’s age with YouTube, social media and technology in general, most of us today are focused on DIY projects.  These Do-it-Yourself projects are great to pass the time and they allow you to learn new skills.

When it comes to major pieces of equipment, however, devices that we need on a daily basis and those with security features such as a garage door, we really want to ensure that we hire a professional and avoid the DIY route.  Here are five reasons that you should avoid DIY projects when working on your garage door.


Most people feel that it is too costly to hire someone to do the work.  However, it is often more expensive to do the work yourself and then have to get a professional in to look at it after you.  This is why A1 Garage door service in Hillsboro is open 24/7 and ready to help with these events.  What might seem like a large out-of-pocket investment at first will save you in time and money later.


There are specific tools and techniques that you need in order to install a garage door.  Typically, wrenches, screwdrivers and other tools are used, but in many cases you will need to have clamps and other items that cost money in order to purchase.  Then, after buying them, you will probably never use them again.  So, really look at the underlying tools needed to get the job done.


Most often, you won’t have experience with the DIY repairs and you’ll have to block out an unknown amount of time to do the project.  You will also need to find someone to help you with the project if you can’t manage small or even larger tasks and depending on who you get, it may cost you a lot.


In some cases you will need to go through a specific company in order to get the door or parts that you need for the repairs.  In some cases, you may not be able to order from these companies because they only deal with contractors, wholesalers or a group of specific people.  If that is the case, you may not be able to get what you need and be stuck.  Also, a professional is likely to have extra parts or pieces that they can use for your project.


Finally, you will want to look at the possible damage that you could do.  When working on a project that you are not sure of, you may find yourself doing more damage than you might expect in making a repair.  As a result, you will have to lay out money to repair that damage as well as the initial repairs that were needed.

For those looking to do a DIY project there are many different things that you can do.  However, when it comes to a garage door or other major tasks in your home, it’s best to hire a professional.

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