New Garage Door – Why You Should Hire a Professional Installer?

The modern new garage door has a lot of moving parts, that many homeowners simply take for granted.

From aluminum tracks to rollers, to springs, to chain pulleys and electronics. Remote-controlled ceiling-mounted motors, automatic overhead doors are one of the most complicated components of your home-sweet-home.

They are also something you use constantly on a daily basis when repairing your home.

Why Do You Need to Hire a Professional New Garage Door Installer?

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You need to lean on the expertise and skill of a professional new garage door installer. Why? Because they have the license, and they have proper insurance. That guarantees a satisfactory job, large or small, or your money back.  

In other words, new garage door installment and/or repair is not a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project. According to a recent report, installing a new overhead garage door is no time to seek video. Or how-to advice from YouTube and DIY to save a couple of precious dollars.

Hands down, for your garage door, to function properly. You must repair and/or install it as perfectly as possible. Which makes it all the more important to hire a certified and licensed pro for the job.

On top of this, garage door installation/repair can prove a dangerous project if you have little clue about what you’re doing. Falls from ladders or even chairs can result in serious injury or even death.

Like all things mechanical, the garage door will break down at one point or another. This is why it’s so vitally important to hire a professional installer not only to install your new garage door but also to handle its repairs.

Says the professionals at M&M Garage doors, garage door service in Grand Rapids MI. If you need a new overhead garage door or are in need of a repair or replacement part.

Here are a few more reasons why it’s vitally important to hire a professional to install or repair your residential overhead garage door.  

Professional Experience

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Warning! It’s most definitely possible to find how-to videos on YouTube that make overhead garage door installation appear to be a virtual breeze. But in reality, it’s not easy.

The videos you see often contain professional installers who possess many years of experience. This allows them to give the appearance of an easy peasy new garage door installation. 

If you possess little or no residential home construction experience and are not familiar with electrical wiring applications. Attempting to install an overhead garage door can be quite challenging at best, and very dangerous at worst.

But professional licensed installers are expertly trained which means they are equipped with the knowledge, skillset, and tools required to complete the difficult overhead job.

Plus, professional installation means that your garage door is not only installed the right way the first time, but it will also save you time, money, and of course, frustration.

Professional Installers use Correct Tools and Parts

By hiring a licensed installer to put in your new overhead garage door. You can be sure he or she comes fully equipped with the right tools and the right parts for the comprehensive job.

The right parts are often based on your door’s weight and overall size. By going with the correct door openers, for instance, you will avoid the trouble that comes with having them switch it out at a later date. 

Licensed professional installers will have the correct tools for the project. This means the installation will be performed relatively quickly and correctly, making certain your door operates correctly from the get-go.

After all, there are many small, if not intricate parts and components that go into a new garage door installation and they must all work in tandem to ensure a smooth garage doors open and close situation. 

Some of these parts include proper wiring, alignment of the photo eye, properly installed cables, springs, and pulleys, plus the securing of the door opener. Even the door’s overall weight must be “properly balanced.”

Professional Installation Safety Measures

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Along with the installation of overhead new garage doors come with many safety concerns. This is said to be particularly true when putting in the springs which can suddenly snap back and cause serious bodily injury. 

Apart from the springs, the doors themselves are large, heavy, and extremely awkward to handle on your own. The remote-controlled opener/closer requires an electrical hookup.

Only a professional installer knows how to work with electricity safely and efficiently. Once the installation is complete, the installer will properly test the door to make certain it is working both properly and safely. 

Door Installation Warranties

Professionally installed new garage doors come backed by a money-back warranty. Full stop. If you decide to install the door on your own to save a few bucks.

You will lose out on a warranty, and chances are, you will be forced to spend extra money by having to bring in a professional to do the job the right way and the safe way.