More often than not, problems with your garage door arises because of faulty garage door springs. So, what are these springs and what can you do to repair them? Garage door springs enables a garage door to raise or lower itself smoothly. They usually last long but garage door is a heavy piece of machinery and considering the number of times it is used, the wear and tear through all that lifting and facing extreme weather elements make them weak and prone to breaking.
There are two types of garage door springs:
Extension garage door springs: These springs are the most common types of springs used in residential garage doors. They are located on the upper horizontal tracks on both sides of the garage door. These springs make the garage door open by stretching or extending which depends on the amount of force applied to open the door. They should be supported by safety cables at all times.
Torsion garage door springs: Attached above the closed garage door, these springs operate by using torque to open the garage door. On applying the force, these springs twist and coil on shaft.
Garage door springs are under huge amounts of pressure or tension. When they snap, they can make the heavy garage door crash on your car or on yourself. So, in case you feel there is some issue brewing with your garage door springs, you should ALWAYS call a professional garage door repair company. You should refrain from repairing or replacing them on your own.
Why do you need a professional to repair or replace garage door springs?
The garage door is probably the heaviest piece of object in your house. It usually weighs more than 500 pounds on an average. The garage door are lifting all this weight. What if you are trying to fix the springs and something goes wrong? Imagine what would happen if they snap all of a sudden? One wrong move can be fatal and will send you the garage door come crashing on you. It can serious accidents and can even be life-threatening.
Garage Door Repair Corpus Christi is your professional garage door repair company. Our garage door technicians are equipped with the right tools to install the springs and are highly trained to measure and cut the spring according to the size. Even more importantly they will make sure that the springs have the right tension so that they function smoothly and do not cause any fatal accidents by snapping all of a sudden.
Before you call the experts
If you think the garage door is making squeak sounds, it doesn’t necessarily means that springs need to be replaced or repaired. It might mean they just need some lubrication. Try to apply a generous dose of lubricant to the garage door springs to gauze if there is any noise now. If the noise persists, it usually is an indication that there is some serious underlying problem that needs immediate attention. Repairing or replacing a garage door spring not a ‘do it yourself’ task. It is very dangerous to even attempt it on your own. We can help you assess the situation and repair the garage door springs more efficiently and safely.