For most Americans, garage doors serve as an alternative entryway into the house. This makes perfect sense because most of the times, we enter and leave our homes in our cars.

But how do you go about your day if such an important entryway starts to malfunction? Where are you going to park your car at night? How will you lock the garage door when you’re not at home?

In moments like these, you might be tempted to take matters into your own hands and attempt a DIY repair to fix your garage door. Don’t even think about it.

Garage doors weigh a several hundred pounds—which means that they can be pretty heavy. Their weight and complex function can harm you during your DIY attempt.

The alternative is to hire a professional garage door repair and replacement service. These professionals have the knowledge, equipment and expertise to fix any and all of your problems related to your garage door.

The following are some benefits of calling a professional garage door repair service:

Your Safety And Healthy

Your DIY attempt at fixing your garage door is a safety hazard. The several hundred pounds weighing garage door can easily become deadweight if it falls on you—you can’t pick it up especially if you’re working on it all alone.

If you don’t the functionalities of a garage door well enough, you might end up tampering with the wrong parts. This can either leave your garage door irreparable or lead you to a life threatening situation, head on.

Security

For most of us, the garage is directly linked to our homes. They can easily become a vulnerable point of entry if they get damaged. Thieves and burglars can take advantage of damaged garage doors if they’re left unaddressed overnight.

A team of professional garage door service will make sure that your door is repaired instantly—keeping you and your family safe. A broken garage door is also an entry point for rain water and snow to get inside the garage and potentially destroy your belongings.

Cost-Effective

It might seem like a brilliant and cost-effective method to quickly fix your garage door all by yourself—or with the help of your local handyman. This might be a cheap alternative, but it will definitely put your safety at risk.

With their expertise and experience, professional garage door service providers will not only be able to repair your broken garage door but will also be able to diagnose and fix other hidden issues in the system.

Get in touch with the experts at R&Q Overhead Doors to learn more about our professional garage door services. We provide services across California including Clayton, Concord, Oakley and Moraga.