A broken garage door gets very frustrating very quickly. If it’s an automatic door and the opener is broken, you should be able to utilize the manual release to get it open. However, this will most likely only let you open it from inside of the garage.
There are other problems garage doors experience. They’ll make strange noises, move slowly, or the sensors are thrown off, and the safety mechanism prevents it from moving.
Whatever type of garage door you have, when it breaks, you want it fixed fast. It may be tempting to try and fix it yourself, but this isn’t a good idea. Garage doors may look simple, but looks can be deceiving.
You’re best off calling up a pro, and here is why:
A Broken Garage Door Can Be Dangerous
Garage doors are large and heavy. If they collapse or come slamming down on someone, serious injury will occur. Additionally, the mechanics in them are complex. There’s a lot of moving parts, gears, chains, electricity, rails, and more.
All of these can be dangerous. You could cut yourself, break a bone, get electrocuted, or even lose a limb. The risk simply isn’t worth small amount of money you may save.
Plus it will probably take you longer to figure out how to fix it then it would to have a pro come and properly handle the situation.
The Problem May Be Bigger Than it Appears
It’s possible that your garage door broke because you need a new opener, some new equipment, or a new door. A professional can properly assess the situation and advise you on the best course of action from there. That way, your door won’t break again a few months down the road.
Make Sure to Choose a Reputable One
Don’t just call up some repairman you find on Craigslist. In addition to poorly experience garage door repairmen, there are scammers out there who will target unsuspecting homeowners. Getting up close and personal with your garage door opener, they can program an opener for themselves, allowing them to sneak into your garage later on when you aren’t around.
Choose garage door professionals with a proven track record.
For overhead door needs in Ohio, Springfield Overhead Door is here for you. Our 30 years of experience and great customer service record speak for themselves. We’ll make sure your garage door is handled safely and properly so you can continue with your life.