Before repairing your door springs, it is always important to know the type of spring your garage door has. There are two types of springs: torsion and extension. Torsion is found above door openings while extension along the door opening.
It is also important to be aware of the company you choose to do your spring replacement to satisfy your needs. An experienced and professional company can replace both types of springs.
Broken Garage Springs Replacement Service
There’s nothing as disappointing as having something important such as your car or bicycle stuck in the garage for several days due to a broken spring on your garage door. You might get late for work or even school. If your garage door springs were previously replaced and they broke again, it means something wasn’t done right.
Choosing the right garage door company is key to ensuring your door springs don’t get broken as soon as they’re installed. Spring manufacturers produce springs in pairs for replacement if they get broken. It is important to replace both springs to avoid inconveniences in the future.
Buy springs of the right size and weight in proportion to your garage door. Do a safety inspection after replacement to ensure the springs are in good working conditions. It is also done to meet safety standards.
Broken Garage Springs Replacement
Use a winding bar to replace the broken springs instead of screwdrivers or pliers as they can cause accidents; they are not safe to use. Always ensure you are not directly facing the springs during winding and unwinding processes. This can be done by positioning your ladder by the side of the spring ends.
During the winding process, it is always important to ensure you disconnect opener from power and lock door in the lowered position. Protective gear such as gloves and eye protection gears should be worn at all times. Climb down the ladder before unclamping the door and when testing of the door is balanced. Testing the door while you are still up the ladder can cause accidents.
The following tools and materials are needed for spring replacement: hammer, clamp, adjustable wrench, winding bars, double-life torsion springs and lift cables. Avoid buying materials during the last minute.
Always be prepared and purchase these tools a head of time to avoid forgetting some important materials such as protective gear for spring replacement
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