Your garage door is worn? It’s time to change it? You wonder then how you can install this new door. Do not worry, it’ll be easy! I love My Craftsman has put together solutions for the installation of your garage door.
When buying DIY superstores
In the first place, consumer reflex is to go to a DIY store and buy the door there. You will have the choice among the models proposed and will choose the door best adapted to your criteria (dimensions, material, options, etc). DIY superstores now offer product installation services. On the other hand, this installation will not be done by the store directly, but by a partner subcontractor. Who? You will not know until the pose is done. What about his skills? Of his professionalism? The risk is of course that the professional is not expert garage doors and hurts his work.
Call a Professional Garage Door
Looking for a craftsman who can sell you and install your garage door is a solution, apparently, the most complete. The door will be adapted to the garage and your needs and the installation will be carried out in the rules of the art. But to be sure of the quality and professionalism of the craftsman, it will take time to choose! Nowadays, the choice of a craftsman is half the time thanks to word of mouth (by your family or your friends). On the other hand, before he has installed your garage door, you will have no proof of his skills. So, pray that your choice is not a bad experience! Other than this, taking services of a garage door repair professional is always a good idea as he knows the tricks and tips of door installation.
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Install it yourself
It is obviously possible to install your garage door yourself. On the other hand, you need to know that a door weighs on average 100 kg and that you need the skills, the equipment and the time required for this task. A home-made pose still has several risks:
- Firstly, you could hurt yourself and you’d have to be at least 2 to put the door
- Then you could damage your hardware by wanting to move or install it
- Finally, if the installation is not done correctly, your door will not be waterproof, can be more easily forced and wear out very quickly.
Call within Your Network
Another common solution, if you know someone who knows someone who knows how to install a garage door, you can appeal to his abilities against pay, the “black”. Thanks to this method, you will have with you a person knowing how to install a garage door without having to wait. However, it is essential to learn about your skills beforehand to make sure you do not have a bad experience.
Ask a Jobber
Become commonplace in recent years, jobbing platforms are the last solution we offer. The idea is to help each other in the same city for tasks ranging from DIY to help the person, against payment.
Even though the accounts are certified and there is a rating and notification system, the person who comes to your home is not a professional (unless there are exceptions). You will not know what his skills are in installing garage doors. In addition, in case of technical problems, no service is supported and you will have to ask a company to make the trip.