411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Guide to Venetian Blinds

When it comes to Venetian blinds, it’s best not to play any guessing games. Venetians are a great way to aestheticise a space - at the same...

on Sep 20, 2017

Maintenance Tips for your Important Kitchen Appliances

Many of us presume that we will need to spend money on a professional handyman to fix a kitchen appliance when it breaks down. Either that or just...

on Sep 7, 2017

5 Interesting Plumbing Facts You Probably Took for Granted

Plumbing is one of the regular amenities you often take for granted in the home. But how much do you know about this critical aspect of home...

on Sep 5, 2017

Tips To Use The Extra Garage Space

The garage is one of the places in a house that is usually not well taken care of. Most people tend to just park their cars and rush inside their...

on Sep 5, 2017

Top Home Remodeling Ideas

Looking for new projects? Check out these ideas on improving your home including some budget friendly tips. Have you thought about changing the...

on Aug 30, 2017

Recognize Garage Door Spring Problems when You See Them?

by John Spivey on May 25, 2015

Problems differ and so are their consequences! Some might almost go unnoticed and some will shake our lives. Despite the fact that all garage door problems are serious, they don't all have the same effects to our lives. Weather stripping issues will keep the garage cold till seals are replaced but spring problems might cause serious injuries. They're considered the most dangerous parts of the system for the simple reason that they're under a lot of tension.

garage door repair toronto

Thanks to the power of garage door springs, doors move. They might differ in terms of size, wires, end parts, brands and inside diameter but they all have the exact same mission: to move the door. Some are more flexible than others, some are galvanized and some are oil tempered. Though, the movement of their coils ensures the door will go up, stay open and close down nice and easy. Extension springs extend as the door closes down and keep their energy hidden till it's time to open the door. At this point they contract transferring their movement to the cable, which is pulled over the pulley and opens the door. Instead of extending and contracting, torsion springs create torque as they move around the shaft and transfer their power to the cable drum, which pulls the cable and open the door.

Protect yourself from damaged springs: check them often

Every time the door moves, springs lose some of their tension. After years, you'll notice that they'll sag when the door is open. In this case, they'll need adjustment so that the door can be balanced and open with ease. If you want to check the strengths of the springs, disconnect the garage door opener and open the door. It should open easily. If not, the springs are damaged and you should let the garage door repair experts to replace them. If you open the door, leave it open mid-way up and see if it remains open. If it slides down or is lifted up, springs need adjustment.

Keep in mind that springs can be noisy if they're damaged. Also remember that cable problems will affect their performance, too. So, it's always good to visually check both cables and springs. If you see one of the garage door cables off the drum, trust our company in Toronto to fix the problem. If the door doesn't open at all, check the springs. You can tell if they're broken. And remember: torsion and extension garage door springs repair is dangerous tasks. Don't trust your hands even if you have some knowledge!

 

Doors / Garages 977 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Organising An Office Move

Companies grow and expand over time, and this inevitably means moving to a larger and more convenient office space. There are a different set of...

General Household

5 Different Roof Types for Your New Home

The roof is one of the most important features on a building and is designed to protect the interior property from environmental elements and harsh...

Roofing / Gutters

Preparing Your House for Hurricane Season: Some Getting-Started Tips

There is no such thing as being too careful when it comes to protecting your house from hurricane damage. The hurricane season is just around the...

Safety / Security

Essential Tips for Buying Living Room Furniture

Purchasing a new living room set is a big investment, but it can also be an enjoyable experience if you’re well prepared. When buying furniture for...

Interior Design / Decor

How to Organize Your Kitchen in 4 Easy Steps

Are you tired of cluttered kitchen cabinets, drawers and pantry shelves? Do you find yourself getting frustrated looking for a utensil you know...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017