Why You Shouldn’t Replace Your Own Garage Door Springs
If your garage door springs are wearing down, or have already broken, it may be tempting to try a bit of DIY to solve the problem.
We get it. DIY is great fun at its best, and you always learn lots when you undertake a DIY project.
Besides, a garage door spring repair and replacing the springs can’t be that hard, right?
Well, it’s actually a fairly tricky job. And it’s not as safe as you might think either.
Here’s why this time, you should leave it to the professionals.
Replacing Garage Door Springs Can Be Dangerous
Since you’ve always had the benefit of springs helping you out when you open your garage door, it’s easy to think that it’s not that heavy.
Well, actually it is. When you stop to think about it, that’s a 100+ pound sheet of metal.
Without the springs it could come smashing down on you while you’re working. That’s going to hurt. A lot. In fact, garage doors caused nearly 20,000 injuries across the country in 2015.
Professionals know how to avoid the hazards involved when replacing garage door springs. When we remove old springs, we take all necessary precautions to protect ourselves.
Don’t put yourself at risk, get someone knowledgeable in to tackle the problem instead.