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Using A Professional Service vs. Do-It-Yourself

11/14/2013 Back To Blog

It may seem attractive to fix things yourself, as it can be a huge money saver, but there are many factors to consider. Oftentimes, using a professional repair company seems like a hassle, but it will save you a lot of time and energy in the long run.  Here are a few reasons why it’s best to turn to the pros when you’re in need of garage door repair.

Expertise, ease of use, and appropriate tools

First of all, professionals are qualified.  Not only do they have experience with your unique problem, they also have the tools for the job. They have all the needed material on-hand, saving you a bunch of trips to the hardware store.  A professional also does more than just repair the problem – they can diagnose the underlying issue, preventing more repairs down the line that would suck your time and energy down the drain.

Garage doors are also dangerous.  The torsion coil trampoline springs that many systems use are under incredible pressure and shouldn’t be touched by non-experts.  Not only that, but the door itself is very heavy – many residential homeowners are injured every year when a garage door falls on them while they’re trying to repair it.  Safety is very important and cannot be diregarded.

Going professional can actually save your money

A professional service is going to use commercial-grade parts that will last longer, meaning you won’t need to repair your system as often.  They’ll also stand by their work, providing a long-term warranty.  A good company will also fix the problem correctly the first time, as well as the underlying issue.  That means you won’t have the same problem crop up again in a week, which happens a lot when you’re trying a do-it-yourself approach. For more information, feel free to contact us.

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