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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.

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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!

 

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