After we listed our home for sale, I could tell that things really needed to change, and fast. Our real estate agent mentioned that there were a few issues with the exterior of our home, so we took her suggestions to heart. She mentioned that our garage door desperately needed to be updated, so we worked hard to take care of the issue. We completely repainted the door, and then we worked on adding hardware and handles that gave it a little visual interest. This website is here to help people to update their home's exterior in a productive, convenient way. Check it out!
When it comes to your garage door, there's one component that you might not pay much attention to. That component is the set of springs that are connected to your door. Many people seem to overlook those heavy-duty springs that attach your garage door to your garage and help operate the entire system. Unfortunately, those springs are the last things you should overlook or ignore. Without those springs, your garage door won't move as smoothly as it should, and it will be much heavier to lift. You might not realize this, but the springs attached to your garage door actually do all the heavy lifting for you. They're why your automatic garage door goes up and down so swiftly, and they're why you can open your manual garage door with just one hand.
If if's been a while since you replaced your garage door springs, you should take care of that as soon as possible. Replacing them before they break is the best way to avoid serious complications. Here are just three of the things you can avoid by replacing your garage door springs before they break.
Severe Personal Injuries
The springs on your garage door help offset the sheer weight of your door. If the springs break while your garage door is up, it will come crashing to the ground. Whoever is nearby or under the garage door when the springs break is going to be severely injured. In fact, if a garage door were to crash down on a small child or pet, the results could be fatal. Even if the garage door is closed when the springs finally give way, injuries could be caused by the rapid release of the torsion spring rods. You can avoid those injuries by replacing your springs before they break.
Damage to Your Property
If you're like most people, you probably have some valuables stored away in your garage. One of those valuables could be your vehicle. When your garage door springs finally break, they're going have some serious force behind them. That force could damage nearby property, including your car, or even your garage windows. You can prevent that type of damage by replacing your springs before you're faced with a disaster.
Collapse of Your Garage Door
If you're using your garage door while the springs are faulty, you're putting additional stress on the entire system. Unfortunately, that added stress could result in the total collapse of your garage door. If that happens, you won't just be replacing your springs; you'll be replacing the entire garage door system. You can avoid that added expense by having the springs replaced before it becomes an emergency situation.
For more information and help, contact a professional garage door spring repair company, such as Raynor Door Company.