In the world of YouTube and DIY tutorials, many homeowners attempt to tackle certain repairs around their homes by themselves instead of calling in a professional. For some tasks, a DIY approach is perfectly safe, and it can help some people save a bit of money. However, when it comes to garage door repair projects, they should really be handled by a professional.
Garage doors are heavy, require a lot of moving pieces, and they can cause serious injury and property damage if someone doesn’t have the right skills or tools for the job. Although you might be tempted to fix your garage door yourself, our team here at Race City Garage Door strongly urges you to contact a technician instead. Additionally, if you notice any of these particular issues with your garage door, we recommend scheduling garage door repair services as soon as possible:
- Broken springs or cables: The complex system of springs and cables attached to your garage door is responsible for slowly raising and lowering the door. If these elements break, it can cause your garage door to suddenly slam shut, which could have disastrous consequences.
- Malfunctioning reversal system: When an object is in the path of your closing garage door, the sensors should detect that something is in its way, stop, and reverse back to its open position. If your garage door sensors no longer work, you could be putting your personal safety and your property at risk.
- Misaligned tracks: When your garage door is installed, it’s placed on tracks to allow it to smoothly move straight up and down. Over time, however, your garage door could fall off its track and become crooked, preventing you from completely opening or closing your door.
If you require garage door repair services, give our technicians a call today!