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!
Many people do not know much about the garage door and its components. Most people understand how to work the remote and get the opener to open or close the door. It is only when the door fails that people try to figure out how the parts work. The door springs are an essential part of the system. They counterbalance the weight and make the door easy to open and close. They are also one of the parts of the system that frequently breaks down. Here are four things to know about garage door springs.
Locating the Springs
The position of this door component depends on its type. For example, most systems have a single or double torsion spring. The manufacturer will install a single torsion spring when the door is light and does not need a lot of weight offset. However, heavier doors have double torsion springs because it makes them safer. Besides, a door with two springs is less likely to snap and injure someone when one of them gets damaged as the other will support its weight. You can check the spring anchor bracket located in the middle of the shaft above the door for the springs. Knowing the location of the springs helps you have an easier time diagnosing the problem.
The Strength of the Springs
Not all torsion springs are made equal. The amount of weight that the standard type supports is different from what the commercial type handles. The toughest ones come with steel rolling doors. Consult the suppliers about these options. They will probably ask about the door's weight before recommending a product if you want to replace the current one. It is safest to hire a technician if thinking about performing a replacement. While you might get the ideal replacement spare, the process is risky, and you do not want to injure someone in the process.
Common Causes of Spring Issues
The door opens countless times throughout its lifetime. The repetitive motion naturally leads to wear and tear of all parts. Therefore, if you have had the same garage system for many years, the chances of having trouble with the springs are higher than when the door is new. Also, lubrication and door handling determine the longevity of the component. Poor lubrication damages the door.
Get a garage door repair technician to help you address any issues you might have with your springs. With their help, you can restore their function and ensure everyone remains safe while using the garage entrance.