Reasons Why Overhead Door Installation is NOT a DIY Project

Reasons Why Overhead Door Installation is NOT a DIY Project

The world has gotten more than a little self-sufficient thanks to the ease with which everything is available on the internet. With a few how-to instruction manuals available on the web, people can accomplish things right at home, themselves, that we couldn’t even imagine doing some years back.

However, there are some things that are just not meant to be done without prior knowledge, learning, training and professional expertise. Installing overhead doors is one of those things. It’s not a Do-it-yourself project that you can undertake on a Sunday afternoon or another day off from the job. Let us tell you why it’s something best left to the pros:

Serious Safety Concerns

Every single year, thousands of Americans sustain serious injuries in attempting to install overhead doors on their own. Overhead garage doors are highly complex structures that are difficult to handle. On average, for a professional installation, the expertise and strength of two qualified pros is needed to ensure that the overhead door is correctly placed.  Replace two experienced workers with one single amateur and you have on your hands a recipe for disaster and a definite safety hazard.

Job Warranty or Lack Thereof

Installing overhead doors requires the purchase of quite a few specialized parts that need to fit together perfectly in order for the door to operate properly. They also require the use of hard to come by professional power tools and other gadgets. If you are untrained in the use of these tools and unaware of the proper way to handle the materials, what guarantee is there for how long the overhead door installation job might last, if at all?

Timely or Rather Untimely Installation

Overhead door installation is a time consuming project for the trained professionals, usually taking the better part of the day in most cases, sometimes more. And this is for individuals who know how to properly handle the materials and equipment. For a DIY-er the time taken could double or even triple. It’s no project that you can start and finish on your next day off. What’s more, the parts and tools needed for overhead door installations are usually very specific and hard to come by. Should anything get damaged if handled inappropriately, chances are you’ll be in for a wait for at least a week or more before they can be ordered and are available for use.

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