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Posted by: admin on December 16, 2014
Whether we’re checking the air pressure in our car’s tires, adding some extra weather-stripping around our home’s windows, or getting a few handfuls of leaves out of our gutters, most of us like to take the D-I-Y (“Do It Yourself”) route and let our inner handyman or handywoman shine. Indeed, it feels great to take care of a task and save money at the same time!

However, when it comes to garage door installation, D-I-Y can quickly spell B-A-D, and here are the 4 reasons why:

  1. Safety. A garage door isn’t the same thing as a drafty window or a leaf-clogged gutter. It’s a major home appliance that, if installed improperly, can become a severe safety hazard that could hurt your family, pets, guests and anyone else

 

  1. Security. An improperly installed garage door may give would-be thieves the opportunity they need to break in. If that happens, they won’t just have access to all of the valuables in your garage — they may also have access to your home.

 

  1. Cost. Having a garage door properly installed by a professional is surprisingly affordable, and averages out to just pennies a day over its lifespan (which should be decades if it’s a quality garage door). When you compare this to the extra costs of calling a technician to fix a broken garage door, or even the deductible you’ll have to pay on an insurance claim after a theft, calling an expert installer simply makes financial sense.

 

  1. Peace of mind. A professionally-installed garage door from a reputable company will be backed by a rock solid guarantee. As such, in the unlikely event that an installation-related problem needs to be solved down the road, you won’t be on the hook for any costs.

 

The Bottom Line

By all means, if you’re a dedicated D-I-Yer, or it’s something you only dabble in from time-to-time (much to the relief of your family!), the fact remains that it’s often a good idea to take care of some tasks yourself vs. calling an expert. You’ll save money and probably time as well, and at the end of the day you’ll feel great.

However, there are some scenarios where calling an expert isn’t just a good idea: it’s essential if safety, security, cost-effectiveness and peace of mind are your priorities. And installing your garage door certainly qualifies.

If you’ve purchased a garage door and need it professionally installed, or you’re thinking of buying a brand new door and want to explore options and discuss ideas, then give us a call today. For more than three decades, we’ve helped GTA homeowners make decisions that help them stay safe, save money, and remain satisfied for years and decades to come.

Call us today — we’re here to help!

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