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Should I install a garage door opener by myself?

When you are looking at buying a new garage door opener, there are two routes you can go: retail or professional. Retail would be purchasing your garage door opener at a store and installing it yourself. Professional garage door openers are supplied and installed by licensed professionals. The biggest difference between the two types of openers is rail. Retail garage door openers are designed with the rails split pieces the have to be assembled. This allows for the rails to be easily packaged into a smaller box to fit better in you vehicle. Professional garage door openers only have one piece of rails.

When DIY & Proper Installation Conflict

We understand the appeal of DIY home improvement projects, but we have seen an extreme difference in the quality of the retail openers. Multi-piece retail rails are less durable and not as strong as the professional-grade single piece rail. Professional model openers are more rigid and stable and last longer.

Safety should be a priority

Safety and security are among the top priorities when it comes to your family, your home, and life in general. We always strive to ensure that our home is always protected, whether it be sturdy locks, an alarm system, or even a guard dog; but with all that attention spent have you neglected to check the security of your garage door? While Garage doors are fairly sturdy, over time chains, and locking mechanisms can become loose, greatly reducing the structural integrity of your door. By scheduling regular maintenance calls you can have the satisfaction knowing that your home is protected from all angles

When choosing a garage door opener you want your door to be safe, operate properly, and on an opener that will stand the test of time. Cost is also a factor. You can save money by buying a retail opener and installing it yourself, but the results can be risky if not done properly. Any errors in installation could cause problems or shorten the lifespan of your door or opener. Of course, you could buy the retail opener and then hire a professional to install it, but this often ends up costing more than a professional garage door opener and installation. The price is not so different to hire a garage door contractor to install a professional model garage door opener and you are guaranteed that your door is balanced, safe, and working at its highest efficiency.

Because you deserve the best, we don’t settle for less.

Our highly-skilled, certified sales team and technicians work carefully to ensure complete satisfaction. Our goal is to provide customers with the most appropriate solution by considering such things as performance, aesthetics, budgets, and scheduling. For a commercial or residential service call, repair, or installation; contact us directly on our site, or by phone at 603-553-9797, we’ll be happy to walk you through every step of the job!

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A1 Fleet Door Service
80 North High Street Unit 6
Derry, NH 03038
Service: 603-553-9797
Sales: 603-818-4963
Fax: (603) 965-3441
Email: [email protected]

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