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5 Reasons Not to DIY New Garage Door Installation

Some people just love DIY projects, but not every home improvement project is safe for homeowners to do on their own. Garage door installation is one of those tasks you should leave to the experts. Here’s why.

1. Garage Doors Are Heavier Than You Think.

Even the lightest garage doors weigh over 100 pounds, and some weigh more than 300. Didn’t realize how heavy they were? That’s because the torsion spring over the center of the door exerts torque that makes the door easy to open and close without straining the muscles in your back. Installing a heavy garage door can lead to injuries if you’re not prepared to lift the sections and install them properly.

2. You Need Special Skills to Get Installation Right.

Installers at Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City are subjected to a rigorous training process. They’re experts in safety, mechanics and garage door functioning. Our contractors train every day on the job in the latest garage door technologies and functionalities. Without that expertise, you could install your garage door incorrectly.

3. If You Damage Your Door, You Could Pay More In Repairs.

Should you drop a part of your garage door, or install the door improperly, you could need garage door repair from a contractor just to get through the installation. You could even do permanent, lasting damage to your door, resulting in a costly replacement of parts.

4. Garage Door Torsion Springs Can Be Dangerous If Improperly Installed.

The torsion spring is under high pressure at all times and must be perfectly calibrated to work properly. If you were to install it incorrectly, you could do damage that could lead to sudden failure of the spring. If the spring snaps, parts could fly around your garage, causing injuries – or worse. It’s not worth it! Get your door installed by an expert.

5. An Improperly Installed Garage Door Can Be a Red Flag to Home Buyers.

Do you want to sell your home soon? An improperly installed garage door can deter homebuyers who don’t want to be strapped with expensive repairs. Get your garage door installed right to protect your home’s value.

Don’t DIY Your New Garage Door Installation. Call Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City.

At Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City, we’re the experts in new garage door installation. Call today to make an appointment for your garage door installation, replacement, or repair.

Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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