As important parts of your garage door system, springs are responsible for supporting the weight of the panels as well as assisting in their opening and closing action. Unfortunately, they are liable to become worn over time, and need regular maintenance to prevent them from breaking prematurely.
Regular Spring Maintenance
A damaged or faulty spring is dangerous, and the risks it presents must be mitigated regularly. As part of our spring maintenance routine our skilled technicians will lubricate these crucial components to make sure they perform smoothly and quietly. We will also perform delicate modifications to their tension level to reduce stress and strain as much as possible.
Torsion vs. Extension
Garage door springs generally come in two types – torsion and extension. The latter variety are usually installed in pairs and are mounted on each side of the door. Extension springs stretch as the door lowers and contract to lift it back up. Torsion springs are installed across a metal bar, otherwise known as the torsion shaft, above the door in a horizontal position. In most cases, only one unit is needed, but larger doors may require more. When the bar rotates, it causes the spring to twist thereby lifting the door via the torque that is transferred to the cable drums that pull the panels up. Both types are subject to wear and tear and require care and attention to continue functioning over a long period of time.
The Dangers of Faulty Springs
Springs work under extreme tension and should never be repaired or adjusted by anyone other than a fully trained technician. We strongly advise against homeowners attempting to perform the replacement procedure themselves. If one of these components breaks, the sudden release of tension can cause it to whip around, which creates a real risk of injury to anyone close by. It can also damage anything you keep in your garage, including your vehicle.
Count On Us
Our professional technicians can deal with a springs safely and efficiently. We inspect them for damage, lubricate, adjust, and replace them when necessary. If you're in need of thorough and effective maintenance services that can keep these components in good shape, or if you need professional spring replacement, our team at Garage Door Repair Manor is waiting for your call.