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garage door repairIt’s hard to be a homeowner and not get involved in various DIY repairs. If you are facing a garage door repair, you may be wondering if you should give it a shot. While there may be a couple smaller tasks you can handle, such as changing the light in the opener or obtaining a new remote and getting it synced, some of the big stuff is probably best left to a professional.

One of the most dangerous garage door repair tasks is dealing with the spring system. Torsion systems, in particular, can be seriously scary – even deadly. Think about it this way: Have you ever taken a ballpoint pen and stood it on end to trigger the spring on/off mechanism and released it? It can shoot up quite a ways. Now, compound that by the huge about of force involved in a spring that operates a heavy garage door and you can imagine what could happen if one releases and hits you or someone else in your family.

Other potential dangers involve using the wrong tools or even the right ones improperly, falling off a ladder, or having the garage door fall on you. Besides being dangerous, if you don’t know what you are doing with garage door repair, you could make the problem worse. This could lead to extra damage to the system or even to your vehicle. Inexperience can also result in using the wrong parts or fixing the wrong thing. This can result in added expense so now your DIY garage door repair suddenly becomes more costly in the end.

If you are coming to the realization that you need a professional garage door repair company instead, give us a call at HLM Garage Doors & More, LLC. We are happy to give you a free estimate so you know what to expect. Whether you never gave it a try or realized it is time to turn it over, we’ll take it from there and give you the results you need.