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Can I Repair My Garage Door By Myself?

No moment can be as frustrating as the moment your garage door stops working correctly. With every day use, going in and out of your home, it if stops working properly, you can find yourself stuck inside or outside the garage.

After the initial outrage of realizing your garage door is broken, you might begin to wonder if you can fix the garage door and perform the needed garage door repairs yourself. All you have to do is find a DIY blog on Pinterest, right?

Not exactly.

In this blog we will outline three important reasons on why it you will be better off to leave the garage door repairs to professionals like Garage Door Grunts. If you are in need of garage door repairs in Glendale, Arizona or the greater Phoenix area, contact us today!

Why You Need A Garage Door Company for Your Garage Door Repairs


Don't forget, SAFETY FIRST! It is always in your best interest to talk to a garage door company instead of performing the garage door repairs yourself because often times the broken garage doors can often pose a safety risk.

A door falling unexpectedly, a broken spring, or electrical issues can cause serious injury. Aside from the serious health risks, there can be a number of other problems that could go wrong during the process of fixing the door on your own.

Lastly, it is important to think about not just your physical safety but the safety of your home as well. If you try to perform garage door repairs on your own, there is no real way to ensure that you have done so correctly. Although you may think you have done everything right, the last thing you want is for the garage door to break while in motion or while someone is walking inside the garage.


Each and every garage door repair is unique. The door may call for specific parts or tools that only a garage door company may have access to. For this reason it is great idea to call a garage door company for repairs because they will be able to fix the door properly.

Many garage door's require specialty parts that need to be ordered through a manufacturer, and without them on hand you may have to wait twice as long as it would take to talk to a certified garage door professional.


In the moment, you are really only trying to solve one problem: fix the garage door. Although this is what you desire at face value a garage door company will be able to help solve additional issues that could have led to the broken garage door.

Each situation is different and can vary according to your circumstances, but often times doing the project on your own can lead to a much longer timeframe than hiring a professional. In the Phoenix valley this may mean parking your car outside, allowing your vehicle to become subject to the valley sun. Getting the job done right can lead to less of a hassle in the future as well as faster solution to get your home back in working order.

Contact the Garage Door Experts Near You!

If you set safety concerns aside and try to perform the repairs yourself, you’re still investing time and energy into the job, which takes time away from your hobbies, family, and personal downtime. If the repairs are only a short-term fix and there’s additional damage that you weren’t able to diagnose on your own, you'll end up spending even more time and money, likely ending in calling a garage door professional anyways. Don't end up in a lose-lose situation in which you’ve invested extra time and to much money into your garage door.

Calling a professional like Garage Door Grunts from the beginning can be the best way to get your garage door repaired properly, timely, and at a fair price.

If you’re here because your garage door is broken, give us a call and tell us more about what we can do for you!

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