A garage door will become malfunction for quite few reasons but one of the repeat offenders that I noticed most often is the broken garage door springs.
Garage door springs are used to control and balance the 300 to 500 pounds garage door. They help the garage door to move easily but unfortunately the weight of garage door will break the springs. It is extremely important that you get replace extension garage door springs as soon as they break down because they will cause a great hassle that you don’t want to handle.
The life cycle of springs:
Garage door springs are normally rated in “cycles” which means how many times the garage door springs will be ideal before it breaks. The high quality springs are rated for 10,000 operating cycles. Assuming that you have well-functional garage door that is opened and closed about 6 times a day, you can expect to get about 7 years of use before these springs break.
Types of garage door springs:
There are two common types of garage door springs one if torsion and other is extension garage door springs. A torsion spring is mounted above the garage door with a spindle or metal shaft running through it. When you open and close the garage door, the torsion spring clamps down on the spindle or uncoils to work. They generate and release the energy to support the garage door to be moved on. The garage door extension springs are typically found on the either side of garage door that stretch out and bounce back when garage door moves.
Garage door spring repair work:
If your garage door has broken springs, I strongly suggested that hire a trained, licensed, experienced, and qualified garage door contractor for help. The torsion springs are under a great amount of pressure that needs to be released to avoid turning the springs into a potentially lethal projectile if they break. The broken junks and the stored energy will hurt or even kills you. Furthermore, the garage door needs to be aligned correctly to prevent additional damaged on the garage door and garage door opener. So don’t waste your time and call professional garage door experts right now.