You need a new garage door and you are thinking of grabbing a friend or two and installing it yourself. You may like to make some of the improvements around your home yourself, and you feel you can watch some online videos and tend to the job yourself. However, installing a garage door is one of those things that is best left to the professionals, and this is true for some very important reasons. You can learn about some of the reasons why installing a new garage door isn't something that you should do yourself by reading below.
It is easy to find yourself way in over your head
While there are a lot of video tutorials online that make just about anything look easy, you'll often find that the minute you get into the middle of the task that things are happening that wasn't shown in the video and this means you will be lost and won't know what to do to get past the chaos you have found yourself in the midst of. If you get stuck in the middle of the installation process, then you'll have to leave things as they are until a professional can come out to take over, and this can leave you in a dangerous situation with a half-hung garage door and possibly an open garage.
You may find you have the wrong parts
When you try to install your own new garage door, you may not notice the wrong parts have been included with the garage door. This means you may end up not being able to install the garage door because you get stopped halfway into things when you realize you don't have what you need to continue. Or, you may be able to get the garage door hung and functioning, but the wrong parts may have been used without your knowledge, and this can lead to the garage door experiencing a lot of problems in the future. A professional installer will notice the wrong parts have been included while they are installing it and be sure to replace them with the right ones.
You can void the warranty
When you have something installed in your home, you need to have it installed in accordance with its warranty. The warranty will state that if there are problems with the unit, that repairs and/or replacement will be covered. However, there are things you can do to void the warranty. These things include mistreating the unit or not having it installed professionally. When you install a garage door yourself and you aren't qualified to do so, there are no guarantees that you didn't do something during the installation that caused the damages, so the warranty can automatically be voided. This means any issues in the future will need to be taken care of out of your own pocket.
Contact a garage door installation service in your area and hire them to install your new door for you.