Basics of Garage Door Torsion Spring Repair

There are many types of garage door such as, sectional garage doors and roll-up garage doors. These devices are available in different sizes and shapes from single 8×7 garages to double 16×7 garages. Some doors are constructed with multiple panels and others are made from a single solid panel.

These garage doors are made from wood, steel, and fiberglass garage doors. Some garage doors have security locks, custom windows, and other security accessories that you can think of. One point that all garage doors have in common is how they are operated and other operating systems and mechanical parts that are required to make the magic possible.

Broken garage door spring replacement is a common task of garage door repair projects. The average life of a standard garage door spring is 8 to 10 years depending on the manufacturer’s quality.  Overhead garage doors are installed with either one large torsion spring or two placed on each side garage door making them functional. It is not recommended to attempt garage door spring repair work on your own without having good experience and proper tools. If it is conducted without having the right expertise, you are running a high risk of injuries and damages. Trust me; it is not worth it all over. It should leave to professionals like, Nando’s Garage Door Repair to restore the performance of the garage doors.

If your garage door has more than one spring and if one spring breaks the other spring will also lose its tension so it is suggested that replace both the springs at once to avoid further damage to garage door panels, motor, and other components. Even though the garage door will work correctly with one spring, you may run the risk of damage. An older garage door spring with a new spring puts a heavier weight on the new spring which also decreases its life span and leaves you with serious headaches and expenses. In some situations, the garage door may drop without safety gears and warning causing further damage to garage door cables, panels, motor, and other hardware not to mention what and who may be around the garage door when the spring breaks.

If your garage door is running with a single operating mechanism means the garage door has one large torsion spring mounted above the garage door so, I would suggest replacing the broken garage door spring with the help of professionals. An efficient garage door system helps the garage door to hold in place because one break, the other will work to support the garage door. Recent models of springs are installed with metal shafts which is a security feature that is used to retain the broken junks of springs in the event of breakage. Garage door cables are inexpensive and widely available which you can install on your own.

It is strongly suggested that contact a professional and local garage door company if you have questions regarding garage door springs and other hardware. They have the right expertise and knowledge to deal with your garage door.