Garage door springs are available in two types. You can have torsion springs or extension springs. Overtime, they’ll inevitably become ruined and you’ll need a garage door spring repair specialist to get it done based on the kind you have placed in your garage.
Torsion springs are the most unsafe kind. They are wound up on a rod over the opening of the door. There are two of them; one on each side of the door‘s center. Often, when one is ruined, the other follows within a short period of time, so it’s generally advised that both should be replaced even if there’s only one of them broken. This saves you from using another garage door spring repair service within a short span of time. It is normally considered dangerous, capable of causing serious injury or even death so it is generally recommended that you should hire a professional to do it for you.
Extension springs, according to professionals, are less risky and easier to repair. This is the type that runs along the upper, right and left door tracks. Still, safety measures should always be observed. Carrying a great amount of tension, they can be stretched to be potentially fatal as they may be installed for a 400 pound door. Though many would try and have attempted to repair this type of garage door spring successfully, it is sensible to determine your own skill relative to the demands that this job would impose. If you have any doubts at all, it would be best to call a dependable garage door spring repair service provider.
When you’re repairing your garage springs, you will want to make sure you have all of the right materials. It can be hard finding the correct parts. There are a lot of companies that only sell to dealers. They do not sell to consumers in order to prevent injuries that may arise when a person is unskilled with garages.
Changing the spring on your garage door offers very real and potentially deadly hazards. It’s true that you can save some costs if you do it yourself but these savings are hardly worth it if you get maimed or worse, killed, because of it. That is not to say that you are not capable of doing the job. The point is not to take unnecessary risks, especially deadly ones, if there are ways to avoid it.
Performing this repair on your own can pose many safety risks, especially if you are a beginner at repairs. The torsion springs can quickly snap back and harm anyone fixing the door. There are a large number of injuries from garage door repair each year. In order to prevent any harm being done to you, an expert garage repair technician should be called.
For Mounted springs raising the garage door off the ground as far is it will go allows the tensions to be taken off the spring, after this occurs the garage must be clamped in that position. Torsion springs must be in the down position before replacing spring. Use the emergency pull rope to help lift the garage door.
Mounted springs may have safety cables and must be disconnected before moving forward. Mounted springs are connected at two points on the garage door, one is connected to the garage door track and the other is connected to the pulley where the garage door cable runs. These two springs must be taken off and replaced by the new springs in the same place. Torsion springs are usually the most dangerous to repair and it is highly recommended to wear eye protection and gloves.
The torsion spring replacement must be in the down position. Make sure a clamp is in place and the door secured tightly, failure to clamp the door completely shut could have devastating safety consequences. The spring is attached to the adjustment collar; a rod must be inserted into the adjustment collar for the purpose of tightening and loosening the spring. Springs must be adjusted at the same rate to assure an equal level of tightening or loosening. Turning the collar in different directions will affect the strength of the force opening the springs.
Even though the garage system will function (if you decide to simply replace one) correctly, you may be running the risk of having the older springs break causing heavier load on the new spring and degrading its life span, leaving you with more headaches and expenses.
In some extreme cases, the door may drop without warning with no safety support, causing damage to the cables, panels, and the opener, not to mention what and who may be underneath it when the spring snaps.
If your garage has a single spring mechanism, we would recommend that you change your system to a double spring. Double torsion spring system helps to hold the garage door in place when one of them breaks. This is a safety feature that is used by most of the modern garage doors. The parts are widely available to quick, and inexpensive replacements.
Save yourself the time and money, get them all replaced at once!