I am staying in Toronto and want to get my Garage Door Repaired and
Maintained. The problem is I have got it repaired 5 times already and now
the door stops half way down. I am really fed up of it. I have consulted
companies like Garage Doors Toronto - promaster.ca and they told me to get
it replaced. Have anyone used their services before, is it worth the
Do it yourself?
I'm pondering that.
Might save a grand.
I've adjusted torsion springs and replaced hardware on them.
But I kinda like the idea of hiring a pro crew who will get it right
the first time, bring the new door and haul away the old wood door.
It's a PITA getting rid of old stuff around here.
I'd probably have to cut it into 4' pieces, bundle it, etc.
Three solutions that have been known to work:
1. Put it out for heavy trash pickup
2. Take it to the heavy trash and recycling station
3. Leave it in a schoolyard during the dark of the moon (next about August
I agree. I was also very happy to replace my old wooden doors
with insulated steel doors.
The pro did the whole job in a little over half a day and
they've worked flawlessly every since.
Do shop around on prices. Mine were in the range $1500 to
$4500 (this for one double plus one single door).
| Malcolm Hoar "The more I practice, the luckier I get". |
Lighten up, HB- it is also where we tell people that when they are in
over their head, there is no dishonor in hiring a pro, and (politely and
quietly) watching and learning. And for a newbie, they can actually hurt
themselves with a garage door. I hired my overhead door work out,
mainly because I didn't want to get all greasy, and I don't have access
to a helper to hold the other end of things. Yeah, I probably could have
done it myself, but at my age, and with adequate current cashflow, I
pick and choose what I care to work on.
And for OP's question- assuming they own the house, a well-working
garage door is worth the investment at resale. It may not add to dollar
total, but if it is broken or fussy, the odds of anyone making an offer
are much lower. For anyone coming from a park-outside apartment, or a
house with a manual or problematic door, one that opens smooth and quiet
sticks in their mind.
-- aem sends...
That is a nice dream. Seldom true, but a nice dream. Ask any fix-it guy-
a large chunk of their work is re-doing fubar'd DIY efforts, often
called in by SWMBO after hubby starts making excuses, or is found in
fetal position on floor, crying softly.
Hey, I grew up in the business, so I know how to do a lot more than
most. But I also have a pretty good grasp of what I DON'T know, and feel
no shame in calling in an expert for those projects. I'm also getting
old, so for stuff I don't feel SAFE doing any more, or stuff I know is a
major pain to do, well....
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