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Why You Should Never Skimp on Garage Door Installation

A new garage door is a substantial investment in your home. It is also something that could have costly consequences if it is not done correctly. Perfect Solutions Garage Door has been called time after time because a fly-by-night, low-budget garage door installer has left a homeowner with an ugly mess and they need our expertise to fix it.

You can save yourself the hassle and headache by choosing a reputable and experienced provider who stands by their work. You may be tempted by the bargain prices, but you will get what you pay for in the end. If you are still not convinced that a professional installer is worth the money, the trained installers at Perfect Solutions Garage Door have shared some of the reasons they have witnessed firsthand.

Here are a few good reasons you should never skimp on garage door installation:

shutterstock_754108181.     Scary Safety Issues

Our garage door experts have been to the scene of too many garage door accidents in their career, and it is hard to actually pinpoint which one was the worst. They have witnessed cats, dogs, children, and adults with severe injuries caused by a door that came crashing down unexpectedly. Professional installers will make sure that never happens.

2.     Costly Maintenance and Repairs

The installers at Perfect Solutions Garage Door have extensive experience fixing and servicing garage doors that were not properly installed. Quite often, we are called after another installer has caused damage to the tracking or pulleys and the door will no longer open or close.

3.     Installers Go Out of Business

Our garage door installers are often asked to finish projects or handle maintenance problems because the original company has gone out of business. Take the time to investigate the business’ history and track record in the Sacramento area before agreeing to any work.

4.     Take the Money and Run

Unfortunately, the team at Perfect Solutions Garage Door has also found out about garage door companies taking customers’ deposits and then leaving Sacramento without even starting the job. Never trust a garage door company that doesn’t have an established location and solid reputation in the community.

5.     Get What You Want

If you are willing to spend a little more money and deal with a company that has a proven track record of quality service, you will also get the added bonus of choosing exactly what you want. There are companies like Perfect Solutions Garage Door that will let you customize your garage door and security features.

Those are five powerful reasons why you should never skimp on your garage door installation!

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Six Steps for Safely Installing a Garage Door Opener

Installing your own garage door opener can be challenging, and it is important to take into consideration some basic safety precautions to ensure the project goes smoothly. These small extra steps are necessary for preventing injury and costly property damage. They will also help make sure that the garage door ends up working the way it should.

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Here are six steps for safely installing a garage door opener:

1.     Read the Manufacturer’s Instructions

All garage door openers should come with helpful installation instructions that are specific to that model. Make sure to read through all of the steps in advance and ask the manufacturer or a local installer if you have any questions. You can also ask anyone on staff at Perfect Solutions Garage Door.

2.     Make Sure the Door Works

It is important to test the garage door before installing the opener. Make sure it is working properly and is well lubricated. You should not install a garage door opener if you can’t easily raise and lower the door manually.

3.     Remove Loose Clothing and Cords

Make sure to dress appropriately and remove any ropes or cords from your garage that could become entangled with the door. Don’t tempt fate by wearing things that could get caught in the tracks or pulley system. Garage doors are very heavy, and they are suspended high in the air. If your belt, watch, or necktie gets caught in the tracks, it could end up taking you on a dangerous ride.

4.     Don’t Adjust the Tracking

Only qualified service technicians should alter or replace any garage door cables, pulleys, or springs. Please feel free to give Perfect Solutions Garage Door a call if you come across a problem with your tracking system and you live in one of our service areas: Auburn, El Dorado, Granite, Roseville, or Rocklin.

5.     Disconnect Power at the Main Breaker

Make sure to turn off power at the main breaker box if the garage door opener requires any electrical wiring. You should also make sure to connect the power cord for the garage door opener to a properly grounded outlet.

6.     Test it Thoroughly

After the opener is installed you should test its security features and general functions. It is important to make sure the auto-reverse sensor function, emergency release, and any other safety features are all working properly.

Installing a garage door opener can be very straightforward if you follow these six steps. If you encounter any issues or concerns when you are installing it, please contact any of the experienced installers at Perfect Solutions Garage Doors for advice.

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