Lots of homeowners like to take on their own home improvements. Some of them do it for the money savings, others enjoy the satisfaction of maintaining their own property. While some home improvements (painting the walls, installing new curtains) are good DIY projects because they don’t require a lot of skill, DIY garage opener installation can be a problem. If you’re a homeowner considering installing your own garage opener, know what you’re getting into before you begin.
Problems with DIY Garage Opener Installation
DIY garage opener installation can be problematic for many reasons. Unless you’re a trained garage door contractor, there are many ways that you could run into trouble trying to perform this type of home improvement on your own.
DIY garage door opener installation takes a professional contractor around 3 or 4 hours, depending on the type of garage door opener being installed, the condition of your door, and other factors. It could take you much longer – 6 hours or more, depending on whether you have the right tools, are comfortable making changes to your home, and know what procedure to follow.
Installing a garage door opener is not straightforward as replacing a curtain rod, or painting a room, or doing many of the other DIY projects that people frequently take on in their home. Unless you have basic training in electrical contracting and mechanical systems installation, you may struggle to properly install your garage opener.
May Need More Than One Person
Installing a garage door opener can be extra challenging if you’re doing it on your own. If you don’t have sufficient help, it’s better to hire a contractor to do the work than it is to do the work on your own and risk injury or breaking the garage opener.
Door Needs Adjustment
It’s important that your garage door function properly before your garage door opener is installed. Imbalance in the door and other problems can put a burden on your garage door opener, shortening its service life. Unless you’re able to rebalance your garage door on your own, you’ll need to hire a contractor anyway, to service your door.
Savings Not That Great
All in all, you won’t save that much money by installing the garage door opener yourself – especially if you have to pay to get the door balanced or pay to make repairs (if the installation doesn’t go very well).
Installing a New Garage Opener? Contact Overhead Door Company of Fayetteville
Why stress over the installation of your new garage opener? Get it professionally installed and you’ll never have to worry about whether it was done correctly. Call Overhead Door Company of Fayetteville today to get a quote for your upcoming garage installation.