Every homeowner makes mistakes about taking care of certain parts of their home. Damage can be done at any time by accident. Because of this, it's important to know what to do in these situations. This includes mistakes made with your garage door. The garage door attached to your home is a delicate system made up of many parts that need to be taken care of. Here are three garage door mistakes that are commonly made and what you can do about them:
Collision With the Garage Door:
One highly common mistake made with the garage door is colliding into it with your vehicle. This is especially true if you have a new driver in your home. If this happens, a significant dent can be left in the garage door, which will lead to the replacement of the garage door entirely. However, in some lucky cases, no dents are made, but the track may become out of alignment. In either situation, you should call the professionals to make garage door repairs right away. If you wait, the garage door can easily become a hazard because once the track is out of alignment, the garage door can collapse. This puts both your vehicle and anyone near the garage door at risk.
Attempting to Repair the Garage Door Springs:
At some point, the garage door springs are going to need to be replaced. The problem is that some homeowners will attempt to do this on their own believing it will save them money. However, the garage door springs are what hold the entire weight of the garage door. Doing this on your own can lead to the garage door collapsing, which puts you at risk of serious injury. It's best to leave this job to the professionals who will have the proper tools and experience to get this job done safely.
Not Calling the Professionals When You Hear Strange Noises:
If your garage door is making any kind of strange noise when opening or closing, you should not wait to call in the professionals. This could be a sign that there is something wrong with the springs or it can be as simply as the track needing to be cleaned or the rollers needing to be replaced. Waiting to call can lead to the problem becoming worse, which is extremely dangerous.
By knowing these three common mistakes made with garage doors, you can be sure that you avoid them to keep yourself, your family, and your vehicle safe.