Garage Door Springs – What You Need To Know


Garage Door Springs

Garage Door Springs

If you are like most people, you probably have paid very little attention to your garage door springs. While understandable, this oversight is also a bit unfair. There’s really no single part on your garage door and garage door opener that is more important to the raising and lowering of the door. That’s one reason for paying some respect to the springs. Here’s another: Garage door springs are dangerous! Very dangerous, in fact.

If you are having trouble with your garage door opening and closing and you have tried some basic methods to fix it, it may be due to some problem with the springs. If you are do-it-yourself kind of person, I will strongly suggest that you carefully weigh the risks versus the rewards in this project before deciding to do so.

Garage door springs are tightly wound, meaning they are under a lot of tension. When they break, or when some unsuspecting DIYer tries to fiddle with them, they can cause a whole lot of pain. Wise DIYers know that this is one household chore that is best left to the pros.

But if the springs are just squeaking and otherwise making a lot of noise, there are some things you might want to do before calling in the troops. A little squeak does not necessarily mean a big problem, any more than an aching head means a brain tumor. Apply some garage door lubricant to the springs and see if it makes any difference. If it doesn’t, you may have a serious problem brewing.

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