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Mid-Atlantic Door Group Inc. Distributors of Overhead Door Corp.

Why you should Hire an Expert for Repairs to Avoid Legal Exposure on a Bad Overhead Door Job

Photograph of a garage door track

Overhead door installation is no easy task, so deciding to install one on your own takes serious talent. If you went this route and did a bad job, you may be at risk of legal exposure. Even worse, if someone is seriously injured, you may also face personal injury claims that could get messy for everyone involved. Here are some more reasons why hiring an expert is your best bet to avoid legal exposure when your installation didn’t quite go as planned.

Potential Points of Failure for Overhead Doors

Some installation failures may not be obvious. Many components go into a garage door system that most homeowners and commercial property owners are unaware of.

  • Springs
  • Cables
  • Coils
  • Trolley Tracks
  • Counterweights

We rarely hear of individuals who regularly check and service all of these parts themselves. And non-professionals often overlook inspections and evaluations, leaving room for potential breaks or failures (and sometimes injuries). We always recommend having your doors serviced by an expert instead of doing a bad overhead door job yourself to prevent these kinds of failures.

Your Own Safety

Another reason to contact an overhead door expert is that they understand all the moving parts involved. Each component, from coils to trolley release cords, must work properly for maximum safety and security. If you attempt to fix a bad installation job, it could result in injuries, yours during the repair or others in the future, and lead to even more and costly repairs down the road. By hiring an expert to fix your bad repair job, you are not only avoiding legal exposure in the future but also saving yourself time and resources (and possibly avoiding injuries to yourself and others).

Contact us today if you need an expert to help you fix a job gone wrong!

About The Author | Justin White


Justin White is the VP of Marketing for Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. The company opened in 1973 and now consists of (3) official Overhead Door™ Distributors and (8) warehouse locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Justin was born into the door industry, ultimately following in his father's footsteps and joining the family owned business in 2011. After spending time in the field with fellow mechanics, Justin found his niche in marketing, along with a specialty in residential garage door sales, installation, and service.

Garage Door Services

Since 1973, Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. has been providing Washington DC, Suburban MD, Frederick MD, Southern MD, Northern VA, Fredericksburg VA, Richmond VA, Harrisburg PA, Hanover-York PA, and the surrounding areas with the most reliable and trusted garage door services. These services include new door sales, professional installation, and 24/7 garage door repair services on all makes and models.

We are the region's only Authorized Overhead Door™ Distributors. All of our products enjoy the garage door industry's best warranty.

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