3 Reasons to Avoid DIY Garage Door Installation

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In our experience at First Class Glass and Overhead Doors, there are some people who always want to complete repair and installation projects themselves. While the DIY approach works well for some projects, it is not a good idea in all cases. For example, our team strongly encourages you to avoid trying to install a garage door yourself.

3 Reasons to Avoid DIY Garage Door Installation

Instead of trying to tackle this challenging, and potentially dangerous, project on your own, we urge you to hire experienced professionals, such as the experts on our team. Keep reading to learn a few important reasons why we discourage DIY garage door installation.

  • Warranty – Most garage doors offer a manufacturer’s warranty, which means the manufacturer will replace the door if it fails or is found to be faulty within a certain time frame. However, these warranties have terms, and the vast majority include a requirement for professional installation. In other words, if you try to take care of the garage door installation process yourself, you won’t benefit from the warranty.
  • Cost – The most common reason people take the DIY approach is to save money on labor, but many DIY projects end up being more expensive in the long run. Whenever you do something for the first time, you are likely to make mistakes, and garage door installation mistakes are expensive to fix. Our team will make sure the job is done right the first time, allowing you to avoid costly mistakes.
  • Safety –DIY garage door installation is dangerous. The springs used to hold your garage door in place are under enormous tension, and they can cause serious injuries when handled improperly. Our team has the right training and experience to handle these components safely, and we encourage you to let us do this work, so you won’t get hurt.