Homeowners have a large number of resources at their disposal nowadays. With little or no expertise, homeowners can take care of household repairs and perform numerous installations that might be out of their comfort zone. This is especially true for homeowners who are handy—you know the type, they can fix just about anything around the house—and most will have a good deal of experience with handling several different types of household repairs.
But this shouldn’t be the case with installing the bigger stuff, such as garage doors.
Installing a garage door is a big task, and most people should call on the services of a professional installation specialist to do it. There are a number of reasons a professional should be called, but the most important of them is that someone who doesn’t have any experience with installing them can be at risk of injury, especially if they’re doing the installation alone. There is also the risk of improper installation to take into account.
While it might seem like doing it yourself could save you a good deal of money, the contrary could definitely be true — especially since the risk of injury is much higher than many other do-it-yourself projects. The heavy-duty spring tension involved in garage door installation are under a ton of pressure, and can snap and puncture the skin. Garage doors also weigh quite a lot; anywhere from 200-300 pounds. If a door were to snap or drop on you or someone else during the installation, it would result in a not only a loss of the door, but injury.
Installing the door improperly is another reason to call a professional installation specialist. A specialist will know how to inserts the struts and rails, calibrate the installation, adjust the track mechanism, and more. Calibrating the installation alone will make all the difference in how long the door’s individual components will stay good working service. A professional will have the know-how and expertise needed to get the door installed correctly, without using any guesswork that a novice might use.
Installing garage doors can also be time-consuming — no matter how prepared a person is. Installing a garage door can take a whole day for first-timers to do, but a professional will have it up and installed in two hours or less.
Repairing a garage door might seem simple—especially since it’s already installed—but the opposite is true. If it’s bent, missing a piece, or has a faulty spring, repairing it to good working condition is typically no different from installing a brand-new door. It can take equally as long to repair a garage door, and can be just as dangerous. Not hiring a professional can do more damage than good.
Garage Door Installation Services in Chicago
AR-BE Garage Doors has provided garage door replacement and installation services in Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area for over 60 years now. We also provide garage door repair services. Give us a call at (800) 339-3256 to schedule a garage repair or installation appointment today, or to receive an estimate.