Homeowners try to maintain their properties, but replacements are inevitable. Daily wear and tear on your garage door require you to replace it around every 15 years, but damages can accelerate that need.

However, when you need to replace a door, it might be tempting to do it yourself. DIY garage door installation is complicated, and there are multiple reasons you should trust a professional technician instead.

Common Issues With Garage Door Installation

Before you install garage doors yourself, you should be aware of the problems you may encounter. Most homeowners who choose to perform a DIY installation have two problems: garage door installation is complicated and usually costs more when you don’t hire a professional.

Installs Are Complicated

Garage door installs are intricate. Installing a new door has several steps with multiple moving parts. In addition to some complex assembly, you’ll also need some electrical knowledge to make your new door work.

Professional garage door installers also have unique tools you won’t find in a regular toolbox. Unless you have a spare counterbalance spring system and some torsion spring winding bars, you’ll have to invest a hefty amount for tools you’re unlikely to use again.

Lastly, all these complexities make garage door installation dangerous. Heavy doors and tensioned parts make safety a concern. A professional’s knowledge and tools make the job safer and lead to a garage that lasts longer.

The Hidden Costs of DIY

DIY might sound like a great way to save money, but it often costs you more. A professional installation is less likely to fail. Damages to the parts and mechanisms require costly repairs down the road. You save a considerable amount by trusting a professional to do the job right the first time.

Manufacturers usually require professional installation to maintain the warranty on your new door. Opting for a DIY install will usually void your warranty, meaning that any future repairs aren’t covered. A professional service operates under its business insurance, meaning the company covers any mistakes made during installation.

Trusting American Door Works

American Door Works provides residential doors, commercial doors, and service anytime you need it. You can work with us to deliver style and security for your home or business. Contact us to get the help you need installing garage doors.