With any home improvement project, you’re faced with a question: DIY or hire a pro? Some tasks are simple to decide, such as whether or not to hire someone to sand and refinish your gorgeous wood floors (hire a pro!) or whether or not you should repaint your kitchen yourself (grab your brush!). However, garage doors are kind of a gray area for many people—it seems like a relatively straightforward project to install a new door, but there are hidden dangers that lurk in a DIY garage door installation project.
The perfect garage door can really add to the value of your home, as in many cases it’s one of the first things that prospective homebuyers see. If you have some carpentry experience it may be something worth tackling, but for most people it’s safer to hire a professional from Garage Door Pro just to save your sanity—and to save an expensive garage door from damage. It’s definitely a challenging task, so think long and hard before you decide to undertake it on your own.
One of the biggest challenges with DIY on a garage door installation is that the springs are under a great deal of pressure, and unless you’re very comfortable handling the springs and the torque that they can create, it’s probably safer to sit on the sidelines with this one. Some of the additional steps involved include removing the old door, installing new hardware and track, plus positioning the door sections while you’re holding the door in place.
Installation can often be done the same day and you can watch safely from the sidelines when you call Garage Door Pro and have them complete this little project for you. Give them a call today to see all the different options for garage door styles and installation.