In defense of the garage door, at least in my house, is important home life. After all, this past weekend, spent most of the day shuttling several extended family from our local airport to my gate. With the huge baggage, it is even less surprising that with the heavy luggage, it was not nearly as easy as simply pulling them up to the curb and across the path into the front yard. The entire process, from pickup to delivery, was nearly an ordeal. What made things even more stressful, when we were heading into another holiday weekend, was the realization that our overnight guests would now be part of what was becoming a regular weekend tradition for us at my house.
This problem became particularly problematic, when we planned a very special weekend getaway to a neighboring city. With two small children, the ability to get everyone together for a wonderful day in a park, or even in a local park was often impossible. Because of the garage door repair, however, the day service could go forward. With this, and considering the fact that the children were tired from playing, and exhausted after their long walk, we knew it was likely they would arrive on time, which was of utmost importance.
When you are working on garage door repair, one of the first things to consider is safety. After all, the garage is used by many people every single day. A great place for people to work on their vehicles, the garage door opener is also often used to access many of the items found inside of the home. If something does happen to cause damage to the door, or to an individual as they are trying to work on their vehicle, they often have nowhere else to turn for help. This is especially true in cases where the damage is not immediately noticeable, such as when the garage door repair has caused a dent on the door itself.
Often people are afraid of DIY home repairs and assume the job will be beyond their abilities, which can be true sometimes. For example, if there is damage to the springs in your diy garage door, or if there is some type of wiring issue, working on it yourself may end up costing a homeowner more in labor than the repairs cost to purchase a new opener. The good news is that many times, a simple DIY project can be done without any special tools or knowledge of electrical repairs.
Many of the major brands of diy garage doors offer manuals or videos that walk individuals through the various stages of the repairs. In many instances, all you need to do is follow the instructions provided, which can be printed right off of the manual or video. In some cases, additional tools are needed to complete specific tasks, but most of the time these can be found in most local hardware stores. As most any repairs tend to be fairly simple, doing them yourself is not only safe but can save a great deal of money. Furthermore, by working on a project by yourself, you can work on smaller repairs at first to see how the process goes before jumping into a large-scale project. Since garage doors are not typically as complex as car engines, small DIY projects can be completed with relative ease.
DIY projects are certainly not limited to fixing broken or misaligned garage door springs. Other projects commonly completed are replacing damaged locks, installing new door knobs or pulls, repainting, reprogramming electronic devices, or even changing the light bulbs in a home’s exterior lighting fixtures. In fact, there are an incredible number of little things that can go wrong, and by getting a handy manual to help you with each job done, you can put a smile on your face every single time. So if you have broken or misplaced your garage door spring, or if you need a simple repair job done on one of your doors, give us a call.