Some garage door repairs you can do yourself if you are mechanically inclined; however, there are five garage door services you should get done by professionals. The Garage Door Doctor in the Houston area can make sure these jobs are done right.
5 Garage Door Services
For added home security and overall long-lasting professional services for your garage door, you should hire a professional to provide these five garage door services:
#1 – Spring Replacement
This is by far the most dangerous of all garage door services. Garage doors are heavy, and the springs bear all the door’s weight when opening and closing. This is also the most important of all garage door services; the springs wear out over time and start making a lot of noise. When you can hear that garage door grinding to open and close, it means the springs are wearing out. Safety dictates noisy springs be replaced as soon as possible.
#2 – Insulating Your Door
We are not referring to replacing the weather stripping or a new bottom seal. Just about any handyman or woman can do that. We are talking about insulating the garage door itself. Many professionals recommend buying a new door rather than insulating an old one. This saves energy costs and keeps everything stored in your garage at a moderate temperature. Then, there is less chance of mold and mildew destroying your things.
Even though there are DIY kits for insulating your garage door, it is not something you should do yourself. For one thing, the insulation adds weight to the door, which will affect its operation, particularly those on remote control. The money you will save on energy costs will likely equal or exceed the price of getting a professional to insulate your existing garage door rather than buying a new one. It’s much cheaper to insulate the door, change the springs, if necessary, add lubrication and make necessary adjustments. However, if your garage door is old, it may be better to replace it than add insulation. This is particularly true if you are looking to sell your home soon. Nothing adds curb appeal and value to the home quicker than a new garage door.
#3 – Installing a New Lift Master Garage Door Opener
There are many advantages to a Lift Master, whether it has a chain drive, belt drive, or screw drive. These are the best garage door openers on the market, for the price. Getting one professionally installed will increase the value of your home and give you twelve to twenty years of quiet, worry-free operation. That’s the reason Lift Master is the only one we sell! If you install it yourself, you are putting the family and your car at risk to save a few dollars.
#4 – Replace Those Old Garage Door Rollers
Once again, although this is a replacement job that can be done by a DIY handyman, a professional installation will last years longer and will decrease your odds of having a bent or broken rollers after only a few year’s use.
#5 – 21-Point Garage Door Checkup
The Garage Door Doctor in the Houston, Texas area offers a complete 21-point checkup for your garage door and provides the services you need to be done, on the spot after your approval. Your garage door is the first thing most visitors notice about your house, after all, it takes up about one-third of the front of your home. If you want to present a well-kept appearance, save money, and add curb appeal to your home, get these five garage door services done.
The Top Garage Door Services in the Houston Area!
Contact the Garage Door Doctor at (281) 578-7659 or (281) 855-9300 to set up your 21-point checkup and maintenance, plus get an instant free estimate on any necessary repairs. The Garage Door Doctor is the recipient of the Super Service Award, in the Houston area. Emergency repairs can be done the same day, in most cases.
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