Like the majority of Americans, you try to be as handy as you can be around the house. From light plumbing to A/C maintenance, the more you can do yourself the better right? If your garage door goes on the fritz it may be tempting to try and “give it a whirl” yourself. After all, at any moment there are some 11,000 YouTube videos to show you what to do so why hire a professional garage door repair company?
Anatomy of a Garage Door
Garage doors are incredibly large and run by what seems like a relatively tiny box on your ceiling. But don’t be fooled, modern garage door openers run on a complicated electrical program. Each manufacturer has its own proprietary way of lifting your garage door. If the online tutorial you are relying on isn’t written specifically for your garage door or automatic garage door opener then you run a very real risk of doing more harm than good. This can result in a much more expensive repair (or replacement) than originally required.
Garage doors are not only large but extremely heavy. Under normal, working conditions, modern garage doors have safety features that are designed to catch this weight and prevent your garage door from crashing down (potentially on top of you!). However some repairs require work to be performed on the cables and springs of your garage door opener system. This type of repair should never be performed anyone other than a qualified, fully trained professional. The cables and springs manage a tremendous amount of strain and tension. Attempting to work on them not only invites injury, but if performed incorrectly can actually result in the disarming of your garage doors safety features which can lead to disaster should your do-it-yourself repair fails. No amount of money saved is worth the potential risk to yourself and your family!
Garage Door Excellence – Your Portland OR Repair and Servicing Experts
Garage Door Excellence specializes in repairing, installing and troubleshooting even the most difficult of problems. Our goal is to utilize the skills and knowledge by providing the best possible customer service with the highest quality workmanship. There is no job too small or too big for Garage Door Excellence. We offer same day and 24/7 emergency garage door repair service. Call or contact us today to request your free estimate! (503) 545-9390
Garage Door Excellence Offers These Services In The Portland Or Area:
- Broken Spring Repairs
- Cables Off Repairs
- Off Track Door Repairs
- New Residential Door & Garage Door Opener Installations
- General & Preventative Maintenance
- All Garage Door Repairs & Services
- Same Day Service
- 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE
- Free Door Install Estimates