You’re relaxing in your home when you hear a loud bang come from the garage. When you go check it out, you discover that the spring above the garage door has broken in two. You think you can fix it yourself but dealing with garage door issues can be dangerous.
Torsion & Extension Garage Door Springs
There are two types of garage door springs. The torsion springs attach above the closed door and the extension springs are on the upper tracks on the sides of the door. Both of these springs can break without warning and can be dangerous. These springs are wound very tightly in order for tension to be created on the door so it will lift. These springs snap with so much force that serious injury can occur, so if you don’t know what you’re doing you are putting yourself in danger. The torsion spring is a very important part of a garage door because it’s the part that is responsible for opening and closing the door. The torsion spring will get weak over time and needs to be inspected on a regular basis. The experts can tell you if the spring needs to be repaired or replaced all together. You shouldn’t try and take care of a garage door spring on your own. This is a risky DIY task that can be very dangerous. The whole system is under extreme tension, about the same as the total weight of the door. A typical garage door can weigh in excess of 500 pounds and the springs are what lift the door. Think about the strength and tension the springs have? One misstep and you might have a spring snapping toward you. The result can be fatal so don’t take this risk.
Why Should Professionals Complete Garage Door Repairs?
Springs that are making noise may just need to be lubricated. There isn’t much risk here if you’re not touching the springs when you’re lubricating them. If after you’ve applied a good amount of silicone lubricant you still find the door too noisy then you need to call professionals as continued noise is a sign of a serious issue. You might think the job will be easier if only one spring is broken but that not the case. Even 50% of the weight is still too much and you will still need to deal with balancing the springs so the door won’t rebound. Garage door technicians have the experience and tools necessary to make sure the job gets done safely. They will measure and cut the right size spring and they will be installed correctly to avoid accidents. They will balance the springs and wind them correctly to avoid any problems. The most important thing is your safety. Professionals will calculate the weight of the door and attach the correct parts.
Residential Garage Door Sales, Installation & More in Enterprise, Paradise, Spring Valley, Henderson, North LV, Summerlin, Sunrise Manor, & Las Vegas Nevada
Hiring professionals will save you money in the long run. The job will be done right the first time with a guarantee that it will last a long time. Call Quality Garage Door Repair if your garage door is in need of repair. We have highly skilled technicians to determine what the problem is and how to fix it.