Garage Door Springs are the most important element to the safe operation of your garage door. Worn or broken springs can cause tremendous strain to your overhead garage door system causing the door to be unusually heavy. A heavy door can result in irreparable damage to and failure of the electric motor. If the spring counterbalance system is not functioning correctly, your garage door can fall down causing serious injury or death if a person or pet is underneath, or severe damage to property, including vehicles. It is paramount to have this aspect of your garage door functioning correctly above all else.
If your garage door is not working properly, one of the first things you should check are your garage door springs. Here are some common symptoms you may find:
- The door won’t open.
- The motor isn’t working.
- You heard a loud bang.
- There is separation in the spring coil.
If you determine there is a problem with your garage door spring(s), depending on the extent of the damage to the spring, you may need to replace it. If so, you will want to call in a professional garage door service company. The springs are such an important component of the smooth and safe operation of the door that you will want to only have quality springs installed. They’ll need to be manufactured to the highest quality standards of steel and life-cycle retention and then installed by torsion spring experts. There is a wide variety of spring replacement options, including high life cycle springs that are cold-rolled and oil-soaked to help prevent rust and corrosion. You’ll want to also go with a garage door service company that offers a lifetime warranty on the springs.
Hope these tips help and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 973-0061.