A garage door will become malfunction for quite a few reasons but one of the repeat offenders that I notice most often is the broken garage door springs. they are used on the garage doors as a balancing device so that you can lift the 300 to 400 pounds of garage door easily but unfortunately, the weight of the garage door does take a toll with the passage of time and causes them to break. It is important that you get the springs replaced as fast as they break down because it will cause a great headache of problems that you don’t want to handle. A professional garage door expert will help you to replace the broken torsion spring in the garage safely.
The life cycle of springs:
Garage door springs are typically rated in “cycles” which determines how many times the springs will be functional because they break. The premium quality springs are normally rated for 30,000 cycles, according to garage door specialists. Assuming that you have used your garage door about 6 times a day then you can expect to get 7 to 8 years of valuable life before the springs need to be replaced.
Types of garage door springs:
There are two basic types of garage door springs used on the garage doors, one is an extension spring and the other is a torsion spring. The torsion spring is normally mounted at the top of the garage door with the help of a spindle running through the springs. When the garage door lifts and lowers, the torsion spring clamps down on the car or uncoils. The springs generate or release the tension to help the garage door to move. Extension springs are mounted on either side of the garage door using the stretching and bouncing system as the garage door moves.
Garage door spring replacement project:
You may be thinking how do I know if my springs are broken and what do I do about it? Some common signs include when the opener is lifting the garage door, you may hear a loud sound, or the garage door is hanging at a different angle. If you experienced a problem with a broken garage door spring, it is strongly recommended that consult a certified and experienced garage door contractor for help.
Torsion springs are under a high amount of pressure that needs to be released properly to avoid turning the springs into a potentially lethal projectile that breaks suddenly. Furthermore, the garage door needs to be installed with the balance to avoid causing additional damage to the other parts of the garage door. So, it is strongly advised to hire a professional garage door technician to handle the garage door springs.