Is it safe to repair a garage door yourself?
Your garage Doors is probably one of the largest & heaviest moving objects in your home. They may seem easy to repair at first glance, or their operations may look simplistic....but are they?
Garage doors are actually quite dangerous if they're not well-looked after or neglected. They require regular, anual maintenance because parts wear out. And as they do, they put a strain on the other parts that keep your door moving safely.
There are some parts that are safe and easy to replace, such as broken or worn-out hinges and rollers. However, please make sure you use high-quality parts if you do decide to do this yourself. If needed, you can either purchase them directly from us or through a 3rd party retail store.
Other door components, such as cables, bottom fixtures, bearings, or springs should ALWAYS be left to the professionals at Lions Gate Garage Doors! We use top quality parts, have the know-how, and adhere to safety practices that make sure these jobs are done correctly the 1st time.
Garage Door Springs
Garage door springs will break. It's inevitable. And there is a lot of information on the internet talking about how to replace the broken torsion springs.
But did you know that springs are calculated based on the weight of the door and its hardware?
Not only that, you need to know the doors IPPT.
But for that, you often need way more information than you're probably going to get over the internet! So be careful.
At the end of the day, a garage door is something we all rely on to open when we press the button, and it is also something that hangs above our heads, our vehicles, and even people in your family. Is it worth trying to repair something to save a few bucks that could potentially create a disaster for you? We have seen all to often the homeowner attempt to do this, but then call us because their door has gone crooked and is falling out of the tracks.
Leave the repairs to us! Not only do we fix your door, we tune, lubricate, test, and, most importantly, go over all the safety features with you through our door report to give you peace of mind and some knowledge about garage door operations.
So call us today. See why more and more people are choosing Lions Gate Garage Doors as Vancouver's #1 Garage Door Repair, Sales, Service & Installation company! Our reviews are real, and our passion for people and doors does not go unnoticed!