When garage door problems occur, you might groan at the prospect of hiring a professional to come get it working again. In fact, you might be so turned off by the idea of hiring a professional that you just might decide to handle the repair work yourself if you’re the handyman sort.

But you should think twice about that. You might have all the tools required to fix a garage door, and thanks to the Internet, anyone can learn how complex machinery works. But those tools and that knowledge won’t help you should a problem occur during your DIY garage door repair. After all, a garage door repair by an inexperienced person presents the following risks:

Garage Door Springs Are Loaded Guns
Garage door springs work under tremendous pressure and tension, and all it takes is one wrong move to turn them into deadly projectiles. If you make that wrong move during your DIY garage door repair and that spring makes contact with you, you could be looking forward to a trip to the hospital. It might be tempting to try to save money on your garage repairs, but that money you’ll save won’t be worth it in the face of serious damages from a mishandled garage door spring. To avoid this danger, you need to leave the garage door work to the experienced professionals.

Garage Doors Are Heavy
The springs are not the only dangerous component of your garage door. The garage door itself is also a danger. After all, a garage door weighs hundreds of pounds, and all it takes is one wrong move on your part to send it crashing down. And if you happen to be in its way when it does so – well, best of luck to you. Instead of relying on luck when it comes to dealing with a multi-hundred-pound garage door, call a professional to handle that door for you. With their expertise, garage door experts will be able to address your garage door issues without risking anyone’s life or limb.

Garage Doors Are Complex
Of course, not every issue that can occur because of a DIY garage door fix will affect your well-being. Sometimes, they could affect your garage door’s performance – and not for the best. A garage door’s mechanisms are simply too complex for the layperson to accurately address their issues without the possibility of introducing further issues. Attempting to repair a complex garage door mechanism without the proper training and know-how can necessitate further and costlier repairs down the road. To avoid these expensive headaches, don’t handle your garage door problems yourself but rather call an experienced professional off the bat.