Garage door springs and their problems
If you have garage in your house then you must be aware of the various issues that a garage door can encounter. However, if you have a newly constructed garage, then there are fewer possibilities for this as only experience and regular dealing with anything make you know about it. Whatever may be the case, this article is going to help you to know about serious issues related to garage doors.
If you have ever inspected your garage door, then you must have seen springs on its top, above the door opening. Though there are two types of garage door springs, but a new person will be unable to detect that what type of springs are installed on his door. For knowing that, you can consult professionals or can search on internet. After you have found the springs on your garage door, try to know their working. Let us give you an example of extension springs. When you open the garage door, the springs will expand to provide a counterbalancing force for the door’s weight.
All this procedure aims to hold or balance the door weight, while opening and closing. No doubt that springs always support the door weight regardless door is opened or closed, but at the time we are operating it, springs get stretched or use produce torque for doing that. Moreover, whether your garage door is incorporated with extension springs or torsion springs, same task will be performed by them. But, the principle on which they work is different for both. Springs need to produce force for balancing the door weight, which torsion springs produce through torque and extension spring generate through expansion.
Further, continuous use of garage door for years makes its incorporated parts to undergo some wear and tear. Thus, in order to keep our garage door working well, we need to inspect for this wear and tear; and then fix it so that it cannot cause any serious problem in the door. All this can be ensured by regular maintenance of the door and its various parts. Along with ensuring the efficient working of door, maintenance will let you know about the minor issues. Fixing those issue at the time they arrive, will help to increase the lifespan of both the garage and the incorporated parts.
Undoubtedly, any garage door part can encounter a sudden failure, but the problem is common with garage door springs. There are many reasons for this like getting their lifespan completed, improper installation of springs, using wrong springs, improper installation of the cables, sudden weather changes, rusting, lack of maintenance and some others. What you can do to prevent these situations is the regular maintenance and inspection of your system. However, you can do it on your own, but it would be beneficial for hiring professionals. Whether it is broken spring replacement or normal maintenance of the garage door, you should hire professionals as they will do the task effectively. No doubt that you will need to pay for their services, but they facilitate you to save your money in the long run.