Eventually, your garage door will need to be replaced. Nothing lasts forever. If that time is approaching for you, it's time to start searching for the perfect garage door for your home and a garage door company to install it for you. If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person, you may be considering installing your new garage door on your own. We’re here today to tell you why that is usually an unwise choice. We aren’t just trying to get you to call us. Our number one priority is safety—the safety of our employees and our customers. Here are several reasons why installing a garage door is best left to the pros.
The Dangers of Amateur Garage Door Installation
It could cost you more than you bargained for.
A new garage door can increase the value of your home, give it more curb appeal, and make your home more secure—if it’s installed correctly. A garage door system is composed of many parts that must all be installed precisely. If you install one part incorrectly, the system won’t operate correctly, and various parts will begin breaking down over time. This could quickly cost you a lot of extra money. You don’t want to pay for a brand new, beautiful garage door and then end up having to pay for additional repairs you could have avoided with a proper initial installation.
It could put you and your family in danger.
Not only is dealing with improper installation pricey, but it can also pose a serious threat to you and your family. If you’re not a certified professional with in-depth knowledge of how a garage door system operates, you’re putting your family at risk by attempting to install the door yourself. Garage doors are under extreme tension, with cables and springs that could snap if something goes wrong, sending the heavy door crashing down to the ground and crushing anything in its path. Garage doors are not easy to install. You could be severely pinched or cut, break or lose a finger, or, in a worst-case scenario, be fatally injured.
You may not have a warranty for your door.
If you pick up a DIY kit, it may not come with any warranty or guarantee. If something goes wrong or if the product wears out prematurely, you may be out luck. If your door is professionally installed, you’ll have a warranty to back up the installation and parts. View Wayne Dalton's residential and commercial garage door warranty documents.
What a Professional Has That You Don’t
A good garage door repair and installation company will have trustworthy, professional, and certified employees who will do honest, quality work. WD Door’s garage door technicians receive extensive training and are experienced and knowledgeable. We also offer our customers great warranties and ensure that our work is done right.
If you'd like to receive a quote on a new garage door for your home or business, call WD Door in Ankeny. We serve customers throughout the Greater Des Moines area and Central Iowa.