411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

All That You Wanted to Know About Chiller Systems

One of the biggest causes for concern in an organization that uses industrial machinery is the machines malfunctioning. Overheating is one of the...

on Feb 21, 2018

What to Do After Being Locked Out of Your House?

What if we come home after a hard day at work and find ourselves keyless at the main door. The first reaction of anyone in this situation would be...

on Feb 21, 2018

Things You Can do to Maintain Your House

The best way to maintain your house is by doing the house renovation and maintenance. A renovation is changing the entire settings of the house....

on Feb 21, 2018

Creative Shower Ideas for your Bathroom

Showers are so important in our lives. Not only they are necessary for everyday cleaning but having a comfortable shower space soothes our mental...

on Feb 21, 2018

Creative Ideas That will Transform Your Home in 2018

With the dawn of a new year emerges new remodeling ideas. In 2018 the options are fun, eclectic, and endless. Whether you are planning to sell your...

on Feb 20, 2018

Why Garage Door Installation is not a DIY Task

by Jimi Forster on Nov 1, 2017

Are you considering DIY garage door installation? Perhaps it's time to reconsider taking that there are many risks involved in such tasks. Find out more here.

There is no doubt that the main reason why do-it-yourselfers prefer to install garage doors alone is to save money. But do they really save money with DIY new garage door installation? Which are the risks with such DIY tasks? And why should they be left to professionals only?

garage door

In order to understand the significance of leaving such tasks to garage door repair pros, consider the matter from another perspective. By installing a new garage door, you want to:

  • Make your home exterior more beautiful
  • Increase home value
  • Possibly increase energy efficiency
  • Enhance your convenience
  • Make the garage a safe place
  • Increase garage security

Whether you aim at some or all of the above, installing a new garage door is not a task for you. Let's explain why.

Do you know which garage door to select?

garage

Even if this is a garage door replacement project and thus you plan to get the exact same door, you will need help. No doubt you will have more questions if this is the very first door you install. But in either case, you need to take an informed decision which means you are aware of what's available out there. From the material and type of the door to the opener and springs, everything is vital when it comes to selecting new garage doors. And since there are many, many choices and this is a big investment, it's always helpful to have some help.

The difficulties of installing garage doors

  • If you get sectional doors, you will need to assemble them first.
  • Installing garage doors (regardless of type) is a two-man job.
  • Even the most lightweight aluminum garage door is too heavy to handle with ease.
  • The garage door cable and spring systems are very complex.
  • Choosing and installing openers both need great knowledge.

The dangers of DIY garage door installation

Since garage doors are very heavy, the wrong move can get you injured. Not to mention that the door might get damaged. It's not about having the space to prepare and install it. It's about handling it right and having the physical strength to do so.

There is no doubt that there are many DIY videos online which show you how to install garage doors. But remember that they are not always accurate. On top of that, not all garage doors are the same. They have different parts and are installed in a different way. Even if you are a handyman and have the power to fit the door, you will still need to deal with the parts.

When it comes to garage door springs, they must be tensed right. They must be connected with the cables, which in turn must be attached to the tracks, which must be aligned to house the rollers which must be connected with the hinges that are attached to the door.

And then it's the garage door opener and its parts. The unit must be installed at a specific location while the sensors must be placed exactly opposite one another in order to be effective.

If any connection is done wrong, the door might not close right, open all the way, or remain open. The smallest mistake will cost you in garage door damage, property damage, security gaps, safety hazards, and convenience.

In order to install garage doors right and be sure that they will perform properly and safely, you must have the right tools, expertise, physical strength, and knowledge. In other words, what professionals have and you lack. One more advantage of calling a pro for the job is that you get warranties. So you are covered.

Doors / Garages 377 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

What to Look for in a Metal Roof for Your Home

If your roof is breaking down, it is likely you have thought about materials and labor for your next roof. If you are considering metal, start by...

Roofing / Gutters

Installing Security Roller Shutters

For most people, a home is a sacred thing – a place that houses our most precious belongings and, most importantly, the people we love. Homes need...

Windows / Siding

Additional Maintenance Necessary for Tile Roofs

When you have your tile roof cleaned you may want to consider taking some extra steps which can prevent a very tragic outcome. Often times moss,...

Roofing / Gutters

Upholstery Cleaning Using Natural Techniques

Many painful events in this 21st century taught people about lessons and risks of climate change. These sent signals to the inhabitants of the...

Cleaning / Maintenance

The Perfect Man Cave

Creating the perfect cave is a lofty ambition that few turn into a reality. It involves much preparation, a good chunk of money, plenty of effort...

Interior Design / Decor

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2018