You may have heard about the importance of garage door springs, but never understood what they do. While often overlooked, garage door springs are an essential part of any garage door opener.
Garage door springs are large springs that make it easier to open or close a garage door. For example, if a garage door weighs 50 pounds, the springs will provide the 50 pounds of force needed to raise or lower the door.
There are two types of garage door springs. One type is “torsion,” and these springs are located above your garage door. The other type is “extension,” springs, which are located along the side of the garage door or above the garage door tracks. Both types of springs come in a variety of models and sizes and are found in both residential and commercial garages. While torsion and extension springs work differently, both types allow you to raise and lower your garage doors with little effort.
Due to the amount of tension needed to open or close a garage, garage door springs are dangerous to work with and can cause serious injury. As a result, a professional should handle maintenance or repair.
As part of regular maintenance of your garage and garage door springs, you should check for any problems. Look if the garage door is running smoothly and if there are any unusual noises during operation. You should also visually examine your garage door springs. Check to see if your springs have any rust or corrosion. If there are two springs, make sure both of them are working symmetrically. Also check if the door is properly balanced and that each side of the door is opening and closing at the same rate.
If you need your garage door springs or any other part of your garage door serviced, contact us today. Our experienced technicians know how to safely maintain and repair your garage door springs.