We’ve all seen online guides for how to install garage doors by yourself. They claim that it’s a simple process that any DIY weekender could do without trouble, but they’re very wrong. Although it may seem like an initial investment, you can save money, time and perhaps even your property or life by hiring a professional to install your garage door in Florida.
Garage Doors are Huge – and Heavy!
Garage doors are incredibly large and very heavy. To put that into a bit more perspective, for the majority of Americans, the garage door is the largest moving part of their home. This makes the process of trying to install them, especially for an inexperienced individual, an unwieldy and difficult feat.
Amateurs can face a whole host of problems from the size and weight of their doors alone. While struggling to place the door properly, you could end up damaging the door, damaging the track or other components of the system, or injuring yourself or your friends. Each of these things will cost money to repair that you would not have had to spend if you had hired a professional from Overhead Door Tampa.
Springs are Dangerous
Garage doors are able to open thanks to a system of pulleys and springs that are carefully calibrated to lift the massive weight of the door. Specific tools and specialized training are an absolute must when trying to deal with these springs. If you try to work with them yourself, you may damage the system or worse: severely injure or kill the people nearby. The springs are under intense pressure and one false move can send them flying with the power of that pressure propelling them.
Even if you believe you have successfully installed a garage door yourself, you cannot guarantee it will not fail. Roll-up doors that were not professionally installed can fail with little notice and come crashing down with great speed and force. When this happens, the doors themselves are typically ruined, as is anything that was unfortunate enough to be in the way.
The money you would have to pay to repair damages to your garage system, your property and your wellbeing is too great a cost when compared to the relatively small investment of hiring a professional garage door installation team.