What You Need To Know About Garage Door Spring Repair
Garage door springs are critical to the proper function of your door, and the life of your garage door opener. Unfortunately, as the garage door spring are both used on an everyday basis, they are also subject to a great deal of wear and tear that will eventually cause them to fail. Before it becomes too late, there are some quick tips you can follow in order to prevent this from happening to you and to have the garage door spring repair you need immediately.
As stated above, all garage door openers are powered by steel torsion springs. While the springs themselves may appear to be nothing more than simple tensioned springs, each of these springs actually work together in order to provide your garage door with the much-needed power when you open and close your doors – along with the much-needed tension to stop the springs from simply bending in the wind, and causing your doors to slam together in no time at all. For example, if your standard is only six opening/releasing cycles per day, a steel torsion spring rated at ten,000+ cycles ought to last between four and five years. However, if you plan on staying in your home for even longer (or, even if you just move into the neighborhood), you should think about a higher-quality garage door spring repair to replace your worn out springs…
The first tip to remember for your garage door springs is to always make sure you apply the proper amount of tension to ensure they do not stretch more than they have to. If they are already stretched too far out of shape, it is only a matter of time before they snap and break. If you don’t believe this is the case in your system, take a look under your garage (away from any electrical points and windows that could short circuit the system) and see how long each individual spring will stretch out in the wind. The shortest springs will usually stretch out to less than one inch in length. It is also important to remember that tension is not simply about applying more force to each individual spring… even the tension in the springs themselves can contribute to how long they stay in proper shape. It is all about proper sizing and proper tension.