It can be very tempting to put off having your garage door repaired, especially if you fear the cost of repairs may be more than you can afford right now, but there are a number of very good reasons you should call a garage door repair specialist in Calgary at the earliest possible opportunity, the most important of which we examine below. Furthermore, should you decide to contact us for help, we guarantee to perform the necessary work for a very competitive price so it may well cost less than you imagine. As the number one garage door installation, servicing and repair specialist in Calgary, we have the knowledge and expertise to complete all types of repairs at economical rates and we are also well aware of the unwanted consequences of delaying essential repair work on residential garage doors.
8 Reasons You Should Call a Garage Door Repair Specialist Today
Failing to attend promptly to a damaged or malfunctioning door can have unwanted and unexpected consequences, which is why we advise every one of our clients in Calgary to call us as soon as they spot a problem with their garage door. For those who have never considered what might happen if a garage door is not repaired in a timely manner, the following list is sure to contain some points of interest:
Damage to Your Vehicle
Damaged or malfunctioning garage doors have the potential to cause serious damage to cars and other vehicles, especially if their condition worsens over time. The worst case scenario is a door that comes completely off its rails and falls onto a vehicle as it enters your garage but there are other ways in which a door in poor condition could end up damaging your car if you do not have it repaired. A door that starts to close unexpectedly as you are driving into your garage could be especially dangerous, as could a door that stops halfway when you try to open it. If you would like to make sure you do not end up with a large bill for vehicle repairs, it is a good idea to have garage doors installation sooner rather than later.
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Injury to You or a Member of Your Family
A garage door that fails to open completely or that starts to close unexpectedly could also result in serious injury to you or another member of your household. If it should happen to come off the rails completely, snapping cables and chains in the process, a fatal accident could be a real possibility. Nobody wants to live with the guilt arising from knowing that their failure to take action was directly responsible for a serious injury or worse, which is why we strongly advise you to play it safe and call a garage door repair specialist if you encounter any problems with your door, no matter how insignificant they may seem at the time. A reputable service provider will not perform unnecessary repairs purely to make a small profit but they will let you know if your garage door is in a dangerous condition and talk you through your options if it is.
More Expensive Repairs at a Later Date
Although a real possibility if the problem is serious enough, most damaged or poorly functioning garage doors will not fall onto unsuspecting victims without warning but, in many cases, the act of leaving a small repair job for longer than is really necessary can lead to bigger problems down the line. Misaligned rollers, for example, can come off their tracks and put extra strain on cables, leading to major component failure and repair costs that are much larger than would otherwise have been the case. Another good example is a damaged spring on one side of your door, which would leave the spring on the other side having to support a load far heavier than it was designed for, with the result that it too could be damaged beyond repair. Apart from the fact your door will no longer open or close if both springs are seriously damaged, you will now have to pay for two new components rather than one. With this in mind, we recommend calling us or another reputable garage door spring repair team in Calgary at the first sign of a problem.
Whether you just keep your car in your garage or you also keep a lot of valuable tools and other equipment in there, a malfunctioning or damaged door could make it much easier for thieves to gain entry and steal whatever they want. What could be an even bigger problem for you if a theft does occur, is your insurance provider refusing to pay your claim because your door was damaged and could have been repaired at an earlier date. The potential losses arising from such an event would certainly exceed the cost of most types of repairs so it is simply not worth trying to save a few dollars by leaving your garage door in a poor condition. This is especially so for homeowners who have converted their garages into extra living space and who may have installed expensive stereo equipment, computers and televisions in them.
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Heating and Air Conditioning Costs
Leading on from the above point, owners of homes with converted garages, or those who are renting such a property, may well find their utility bills soaring in the event they leave their garage door in a poor state of repair. Misaligned doors and doors that do not close completely leave gaps between themselves and the door frame, through which cold air can enter in the winter and hot air in the summer. The cost of heating and cooling a converted garage with a damaged door can be very high over time and considering the competitive repair services available in Calgary, we suggest fixing your door as soon as possible if you notice any gaps between it and the frame.
Scarcity of Replacement Parts
In extreme cases, such as those where a homeowner leaves a barely used garage door in a poor state of repair for many years, there is a real possibility that the parts needed to fix it will no longer be freely available. In such cases, the cost of repairs can be many times what it would have been if the door had been fixed when the problems first arose. As the leading garage door repair team in Calgary, we carry a comprehensive stock of spare parts for all leading makes and types of door but in the event we encounter a very old door that has been left to deteriorate over a period of years, we sometimes have to recommend garage doors replacement as the most cost effective solution. If you have a damaged garage door that is quite old already and you would like to have it repaired rather than replaced, please call us or another trustworthy service provider as soon as possible. The sooner you make the call, the more likely it is that you will be able to have the repairs completed for a reasonable cost.
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Difficulty Selling or Renting Out Your Property
A crooked or dented garage door can be a real eyesore that has a negative impact on the curb appeal of your property, which may not be something you worry about now but could cause you problems in the future. If, for example, you wish to move at some point in time, and you need to rent out or sell your property, you may well find it harder to attract buyers or tenants: a damaged garage door is one of the first things that potential buyers and tenants will notice when they come for a viewing and is unlikely to impress them. Even if the rest of your home is immaculate, they may still decide to look elsewhere due to nagging doubts about other problems that may exist.
Poorly fitting garage doors that are not forming a decent seal with the door frame because of failing components or damage resulting from an accident can lead to problems with the interior of garages, especially those that have been converted into dens, playrooms, music rehearsal rooms or other types of living spaces. Whilst humidity is not a major issue in Calgary, rain and other types of precipitation can enter your garage through gaps between the door and the door frame, eventually leading to problems such as mold and other fungi. In addition to damaging your property, these problems can cause potentially serious health issues among family members who use the garage on a regular basis.
As you can see, the unwanted consequences of not calling your local garage door repair specialists as soon as possible could be quite severe, leading to unnecessary expense and even personal injury in some cases. If you are looking for a no-nonsense service provider that can fix your garage door in Calgary, call or email us today for a competitive quotation.