One Thing to Remember About Garage Door Maintenance and Repair
We understand that most people will never spend as much time thinking about garage door maintenance and repair as we do. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t think about it at all.
Even if you aren’t all that concerned about your garage, or can deal with the costs and delays that come from a garage door that won’t open or close correctly, there’s still a pretty compelling reason to call us when you notice squeaks, shudders, and bumps: because you see, it’s not just about you.
It’s about your kids, pets, partner, and sweet ol’ grandma. (Not necessarily in that order!) These are all the other life companions who come and go in your home, and who might not have the time or wherewithal to deal with a broken garage door. In fact, should it fail or malfunction at the wrong moment, it could even be dangerous to them.
Still think it doesn’t matter? Here are a few people you might want to keep in mind when considering your regularly-scheduled garage door maintenance:
Your Loved Ones
You might think you’re not all that worried about having a problem with your garage door, but what if the issues come up while you’re out of town? How confident do you feel that your spouse, your kids, or even your grandkids well be able to fix the issue? How comfortable are you knowing that they could become injured or killed by a door that hasn’t been properly repaired or installed?
We don’t bring up these kinds of questions to scare you, but to remind you that motorized garage doors aren’t a toy, and they seriously injure hundreds of people every year. Don’t leave your loved ones at risk over something as simple as a phone call and a quick maintenance appointment.
Future Owners of Your Home
If someone else buys or inherits your home in the future, they are buying or inheriting all of its flaws and problems, too. In the case of a squeaky door or a crack in the sidewalk, that might not be a big deal. But, for the same reasons we mentioned a moment ago, having a broken or malfunctioning garage door can be a bigger deal than it first seems.
Besides, if your garage door doesn’t work as well as it should, one of two things is going to happen: either someone is going to notice, and deduct the cost of a brand-new garage door from the amount they’re willing to give you for your home, or they aren’t going to notice and it’s going to be a potential hazard for them later.
Do you really want to put off a small expense now and risk your home’s value – or someone else’s well-being – a few years in the future?
Your Own Future Self
One of the traits of the human condition is that we tend to not see very far into the future. Sure, we can imagine what life will be like later on, but we always assume that we will feel more or less exactly as we do right now.
Don’t be so sure that your glitchy garage door isn’t a problem now and never will be in the future. Life changes, and we change with it. You could get older, become busier, get ill, or even break a bone. If any of these things happens, what began as a minor garage door inconvenience could turn into a much bigger (and more urgent) hassle in the blink of an eye.
As we like to remind many Albertan homeowners, there’s never a good time to have your garage door fail. Things get even worse, though, if a broken spring or worn out motor becomes an inconvenience or a danger to someone who was close to you.
Do yourself a favor and call The Garage Door Company when your next inspection or repair comes around on the calendar. You might be doing a big favor for your future self or someone you love.