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  • Yehuda Barhany

DIY Garage Door Repair...Is It a Good Idea?

It might seem like a great idea to DIY your garage door repair. After all, doing it yourself saves money, right? Well, maybe not. When you DIY something, you could accidentally make the issue worse or create another problem.

If that happens, you could be paying a lot more for the repairs, and you definitely want to avoid that. Aside from the potential for additional damage and cost, there are also a few other reasons why DIY garage door repair might not be the best choice.

The Right Tools Are Extremely Important

If you don't have the right tools to work on your garage door, it's best not to improvise. Working with professionals is the way to go, because they have the proper tools to repair and adjust your garage door the right way. You don't want to damage the door, or the tools you're using for the job.

Torsion Springs Are Very Dangerous

Torsion springs are amazing, and they work really well to open and close your garage door. But they're strong and tightly coiled, and can actually be lethal if they break and send pieces flying. Even if you take the old ones off without harm, there's a risk when putting the new ones on. It's far safer to let the professionals handle this task.

Garage Doors Are Really Heavy

Because your garage door motor opens and closes the door easily, you may think the door is light. But it's actually very heavy, and if it's not supported properly or collapses it can be extremely dangerous. Most garage doors weigh at least 200 pounds, and some weigh as much as 500. You don't want that falling on you or someone you care about.

The bottom line is simple: hire a professional to handle your garage door repair, so you can have safety, security, and peace of mind. You can't put a price on those.

When you notice signs that your garage door is in need of repair, Pacific Garage Doors Inc. can provide high-quality repairs using the best tools and techniques available. Contact us today at

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