We know that there are a lot of do-it-yourselfers out there, and we respect that. But when you’re dealing with the largest moving object in your house (and one of the heaviest) it’s a good idea to let the professionals handle your garage door repair. Why? Here are three reasons.
The Sheer Weight – Garage doors are heavy. Very heavy. 350 pounds heavy. And when your garage door is up and not connected to the garage door opener, it’s just a wall that could come slamming down without much provocation. We know exactly the steps to take to keep the garage door in the safest possible position while working on different aspects of it.
Torsion Springs – Torsion springs are one of the wonders of the garage door experience. Without them we probably wouldn’t have overhead garage doors, and we’d all be dealing with garage doors that open horizontally (or we’d have to have incredibly powerful garage door openers).
Torsion springs use stored-up energy in order to counterbalance the weight of the garage door. When the garage door is opens, it uses this energy to lift the door. When it lowers, gravity assists the garage door down and the spring is wound to it’s original position.
Since we’re dealing with a 350 pound garage door, it’s pretty obvious that the torsion springs are under a lot of tension, and when one breaks it can make a horrible sound. We have the tools to not only replace those springs but to also make sure they’re wound to the perfect tension to counter the weight of your garage door.
The Red Bolts – Speaking of tension, Some garage door have red bolts. You might think to yourself “the red means that they want attention!” Trust us, the red bolts mean “don’t touch me!” Red bolts are under a huge amount of tension and are holding things together that will break apart if you remove them, possibly causing stuff to fall on you or to fly apart and harm you. Leave the bolts to the professionals!
Your Garage Door Opener – If you’re trying to fix your garage door opener, we have two main reasons why you might want to put that off and call professional garage door service. First of all, you’re dealing with chains that could easily grab your shirt sleeve and pull you off the ladder. Second, if you don’t get it properly connected it could send your 350 pound garage door crashing to the ground. At the very least you’ll damage your garage door. At worst, someone could be killed.
When it comes time for garage door service, you might at first be tempted to take it on yourself. But the fact is that, like most jobs, there’s a lot more to it than you might have ever imagined. Can people do it themselves? Yes. Do people mess up all the time and end up injuring themselves or a family member. All the time, unfortunately.
Sukup Garage Door is ready to make sure you garage door is installed quickly, efficiently, and most of all safely. Contact us at the first sign that you need garage door repair.