Garage Door Springs
There’s nothing sadder than an old garage, long past its prime and sagging in its springs, barely able to creak open at the touch of your garage door opener. If your garage is showing such signs of advanced age, it’s probably time to let a qualified garage door technician put it out of its misery. Such a visit to your ailing garage door will surely include a routine inspection of the garage door springs. But what many homeowners don’t know is that they may be able to circumvent the occasion altogether, if they would only take a look at the garage door springs themselves. They just need to be told what to look for.
First, garage door springs come in two types: torsion and extension. Torsion springs can be seen just above a closed garage door, while you’ll find extension springs above both sides of the upper garage door tracks. Second, there are a number of fixable issues that might making your springs act out of hand. Squeaking, noisy springs, for example, are not necessarily a sign that the end of your garage door is nigh. The problem could be that the garage door springs are out of balance
You know a garage is happy and healthy when it functions as its supposed to. The sign of a well-functioning garage is its ability to open and close smoothly. If you try to operate the door manually by pulling on the cord that hangs down from the garage door opener’s trolley system and the garage door continues to rebel, the problem could be out-of-balance springs. If this is your issue, now it’s time to call in reinforcements. If this problem is left unfixed for too long, it could result in a long laundry list of worn and broken parts to be replaced. Or with the need for a whole new garage door.