What if it happens to you someday? A natural disaster comes along and rips your garage doors right off of their tracks or maybe your teenager with their new driver’s license hit the gas instead of the brake when they were pulling in.
Now all of your tools, bicycles, winter clothes and possibly even your vehicles are exposed to the world. Anyone can walk in and take whatever they want from your garage and you probably wouldn’t even notice from inside the house. It’s time to get those garage doors replaced fast, but how do you do it?
Many people believe that they can install their garage doors all by themselves. This is a really bad idea for a few reasons.
First of all, installing a garage door often takes specialized equipment that you almost certainly do not have access to. Secondly, installing a garage door is challenging and unless you have been trained – and actually installed a few garage doors yourself – you probably won’t accomplish the task. The most important reason for leaving this task to the professionals is that installing a garage door can be very dangerous – in fact, in the right circumstances, it can be deadly.
You may be wondering exactly how a locksmith can help you with your garage door problem. Many locksmiths have been trained or had experience with garage door installation as well as the installation of things like driveway gates. The tasks of installing a garage door and installing a new set of locks are closely related and many locksmiths are just as skilled at installing a garage door as the service guy from the local garage door shop that you were planning on calling.
In fact, locksmiths often have relationships with garage door companies – either local or national – to offer you a quality garage door at a fair price, possibly even lower than what you would pay to a garage door sales and service business. Your local locksmith may be able to get you a new garage door and install it for you for less than what you’d pay by going to a company that only deals in garage doors.
Another major advantage that locksmiths often have over other types of businesses is that they are available right away, even at night or on weekends – or even on holidays if you need emergency service. While your garage door installer may take a week to come out and install your door, a locksmith could be there and gone in three hours or less.
So, the thing to remember here is that you do have a choice if you need garage door installation. You should never do the job yourself and you should definitely call the locksmiths in your area to get a quote before you go with a specialized garage door installer. Some garage door companies do not even do installation unless they sell you the door, but a locksmith is always ready to help, even after hours in an emergency.