Should I repair or replace my garage door?
Deciding whether to repair or replace a garage door is a decision that needs to be made on a case-by-case basis. If you think that your garage door is not operating properly, you should avoid using it until you have it inspected by a garage door repair professional.
A commercial garage door that is malfunctioning should be tagged as "out of service" until repairs are completed. As a business owner, you do not want to be responsible for employees being injured due to a malfunctioning garage door. After all, they count on you to keep them safe during working hours.
A residential garage door that is not working should not be used until it has been properly serviced. For the sake of safety, do not attempt to go under a door that is stuck or malfunctioning. A falling door could injure a person, or damage property.
Falling garage doors can come down with quite a bit of force. A commercial grade steel door can weigh more than 1,200 pounds. Imagine that weight coming down on you, or someone else, and you can just imagine the types of serious injuries that can occur.
Garage door springs are an important component that may need to be repaired or serviced. These springs are under a great amount of pressure, so you should never try to work on them on your own. Call a professional. When springs are not it good working order, it is important to have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible.