If your garage door has suddenly stopped responding to your garage door opener, or if you notice that the door opens slightly but not completely, it might be time to repair your garage door torsion springs. When your garage door springs are not working properly, follow these three tips to get to the bottom of your torsion spring problems, and get your garage door up and running in no time.
Corrosion is a common problem mainly caused by exposure to water and other harsh elements. Weather damage weakens springs which can ultimately lead to inoperability. When torsion springs are corroded, they must be fully replaced. To avoid this problem in the future, we advise investing in high quality, weather-proof springs.
If your garage door spring is not working, the springs’ age could be a contributing factor. A standard quality spring should last at least 10,000 cycles, or roughly seven years, depending on use. Luckily, troubleshooting an old spring is easy to do. Look for signs of wear, such as cracks and loose or misshaped coils. Age-related damage typically requires complete garage door extension springs replacement.
Last but not least, improper installation can cause springs to wear down faster–or worse–break. Poor installation not only affects your garage door’s operability, but also poses serious safety concerns. Problems such as squeaking, shaking and lopsided opening and closing can be caused by improperly installed springs. Some things that you can do to troubleshoot include checking for loose bolts, ensuring that all spring components are level and inspecting torsion hardware for damage.
If you’ve ever wondered how to replace garage door springs, you should know that they are under immense pressure that can cause serious injury and property damage. Inexperienced individuals should never attempt to remove or install new ones.
Our highly trained team is available to quickly and safely replace your torsion springs. For professional garage door repair in Portland, we invite you to get in touch with us today!