We do garage door repair in the Charlotte, NC area and are here to tell you why you should hire a professional the next time you need garage door service.
You can probably do a lot of garage door repairs yourself—so why shouldn’t you?
We’re not here to tell you what you can’t do. If you enjoy DIY projects and you have the skills and the tools you need, then go for it. But many people assume that fixing something by themselves is the simpler, cheaper option, and in most cases the reverse is actually true.
Think about how most do-it-yourself repairs actually work.
First you have to diagnose the problem in a mechanism you’re not really familiar with. Maybe you go online and do some research. You can also download instructions. Depending on your schedule, that might be all the free time you have that evening. The actual repair must be put off till the next day or the weekend.
You may or may not have the right tools. Do you prefer to invest in tools you might never use again, or would you rather improvise with what you have, which might not work?
More likely than not, the project takes longer than you think it will, and, given your busy schedule, you could end up with a half-repaired garage door for several days. What time of year is this? How badly does a door that won’t close—or won’t open—impact your life?
And all of this is assuming you don’t make a mistake and hurt yourself or damage the door.
A professional will know what is wrong and exactly how to fix it, so the work can start right away. He or she will also be able to tell you how long the project will take, so if you want to schedule the repair for a more convenient time, you can.
A professional will have the right tools for the job and the know-how to work quickly and efficiently. If something does go wrong, the work will be under warranty.
If you want a challenge, sure, do the work yourself. But if you want quick, efficient, and affordable garage door repair, hire a professional.
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Image of Senior Airman William Fine doing a garage door repair was taken by Raymond Geoffroy