When your garage door system goes on the blink, your first reaction may include an expletive, and then once you’ve calmed down, your mind starts to race and you start coming up with questions such as:
- What’s wrong with it?
- How do I know that’s the real problem?
- Can I fix this problem myself?
- How much will it cost me to fix the problem?
That last question is a show stopper; the average American has less than $1,000 in their saving accounts to take care of unforeseen issues.
Of course people want to save money! It’s in our DNA, but sometimes, it’s just not a good idea cut corners for a variety of reasons:
- You lack the expertise.
- You lack the tools.
- You lack the backup and support in case your repair mission goes south.
- The item you need to fix may be too large or dangerous for you to fix yourself, especially if it’s the door itself or the spring system.
- If you are coming from a place of scarcity, you may want to try to fix the main problem while ignoring the underlying issues
- And finally, you just don’t know the ins and outs of how a garage door works.
Let’s take a look at that final statement. We all want to be the smartest person in the room, and no one wants to look stupid, but what’s worse… admitting your shortcomings or risking hurting yourself and creating a much bigger issue in the process?
There are various types of issues that are just better left to a trained professional to address and to correct, especially when it comes to dealing with heavy objects or electrical issues. If you’re not adept at wiring, you should definitely not risk getting shocked if it’s a matter of changing out a switch.
This is just a drop in the bucket when looking at all of the factors surrounding DIY Garage Door Repair. Take a step back and ask yourself, “Am I really the right person to be taking this on?” Be honest, and if you can’t say yes with 100% certainty, then it’s time to get someone to help you.