If you are a busy person, you probably have spent a little time on the garage door maintenance. Well, it is very unfair. Every part of the garage door including springs, openers, tracks, and rollers are important to raise and lower it. That’s a reason for paying more attention to a garage door; particularly to garage door springs.
If you are facing any trouble to open and close the garage door, it might be due to the issues with garage door springs. These springs may break and can be repaired and replaced. There are plenty of professional companies that offer garage door spring replacement services at a very reasonable cost. If you want to do this on your own, carefully weigh the pros and cons associated with this project before deciding to handle it. Also, check out this video before you start:
There are two common types of garage door springs; one is a torsion spring that is attached above to the garage door panels. Another is the extension garage door spring that are set above the upper track of garage door. These springs are tightly wound either one side or both sides of the garage door. Meaning, they are under a high volume of tension. A broken garage door spring may cause to injuries and property damages. A wise homeowner will contact the professionals to sort out garage door spring issues. Especially, if the garage door is old, allow the experienced technician to inspect and fix the springs.
If springs are just squeaking and making too much noise, there are some steps you might be performed before contacting experts. A little squeak in garage door springs does not need a replacement. Apply any lubrication spray to the springs to see the difference.
If it will not work, it means you have to deal with some serious problems. A smooth opening and closing process is a clear sign of well-functioning garage door spring. When the garage door stops working smoothly, it means there is something problematic.
To discover the problem, try to operate the garage door manually. If the garage door shows difficulty to open, the problem could be the imbalance garage door springs or garage door sensors. It is not the kind of problem which you can easily handle on your own. Any inappropriate action can result in serious injuries and broken garage door parts. Contact a professional as soon as possible to fix the issue.