A garage door motor is generally easier and safer to install than the garage door itself. However, even installing a garage door motor comes with some risks.

Garage Door Motor: Do-It-Yourselfer?

For home and business owners who follow the do-it-yourself motto, installing a garage door motor is often approached lightly. Although some garage door motors can be installed by non-door system technicians, DASMA recommends that your first choice should be to have a trained installer install your motor.

Improper installation of a garage door motor can be hazardous, resulting in a “drifting” or falling door, difficult or strained opening and closing cycles, as well as stress on your garage door’s parts resulting in extra wear and tear. If you do do-it-yourself, DASMA suggests you always follow your specific motor’s manufacturer instructions carefully.

Be sure to stop by our blog again for more garage door safety tips throughout the month of June or visit our website for more information on our garage door motors!