Do you have a problem with your garage door spring? The spring that controls the opening and closing of the door can become worn or even broken. If it becomes too worn, the door won’t close or open smoothly. This means that you may have to call a garage door repair service at least once a year to have it repaired.
Extension And Tension Springs
There are many different kinds of garage door springs to choose from, but most people have two types: extension and tension springs. Extension springs are placed on either side near the top of the door to lift it. They are often torsion spring type components. You need to check them periodically to make sure they are still in good shape.
Tension springs work similarly but are mounted on either side of the door to keep it open. They are usually made of hardened steel wire. The best way to tell if the springs are too weak or worn out is to look at the spring’s tension cycle life. The higher the number, the better condition it is. Your garage door spring needs to be checked once every year or more often if you have a lot of traffic in your neighborhood.
Unfortunately, not all garage doors use the proper tension system. Some entries are designed to manually lift only partway, which means that they don’t wear the springs out quite as fast. However, it would be best if you still inspected the springs regularly to maintain them properly. For example, if the door is manually lifted and then pushed back in after it’s opened, you’ll want to check to ensure the torsion springs aren’t going to give.
Sometimes, you will have to replace your door spring. This can be somewhat difficult because most companies only sell parts by piece. You can’t just look for one part and assume it will fix the problem. If you have trouble finding the correct part, consider buying a kit that contains everything you need to repair the spring and resell it individually.
In the long run, it’s cheaper to buy new than to repair your garage springs. Don’t expect to replace them every couple of years, though. If you have some trouble with your doors, talk to someone who knows about garage springs and door opening systems. They may be able to recommend an appliance repair company that deals with those specific problems.