Many homeowners love do-it-yourself projects. However, there are some projects that are best left to the professionals because they are too costly, too time-consuming or too susceptible to error. One of those is installing a garage door.
One of the main reasons for taking on DIY projects is for the satisfaction of seeing a deck you built yourself or a room you painted. However, the satisfaction factor in installing your own garage door ranks low in comparison. It is not really the conversation piece that a well-sanded and restored piece of furniture might be.
Cheap lumber, the wrong installation hardware, the wrong track system and the wrong spring system are only a few of the things that can go wrong when a person attempts a DIY installation. A properly working garage door is an intricate matter of getting a number of parts to work together.
Many DIY projects allow a large margin for error. If you don’t prime walls properly before painting, they may not look their best, but they do not present a danger to anyone. However, it can be easy to make mistakes while installing garage doors, and the mistakes can result in serious safety hazards. Improperly installing a garage door can lead to the door crashing down on a person or vehicle.
Whether or not errors in a garage door installation result in safety issues, you may find yourself having to call a professional in anyway to fix your mistakes. This can end up costing you more in the long run.
Professionals who specialize in garage doors and door repair can install a door safely and efficiently, and this is probably the most cost-effective solution as well.