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All garage door springs—like many things around your home—will need replacement at some point. Generally, you can expect them to last around 5-7 years before they begin to weaken. Yet, unlike replacing your microwave or smoke detectors, replacing your garage door springs requires the help of a professional. Garage door springs are under enough tension to easily lift your garage door, which can weigh upwards of 400 pounds. Unsurprisingly, a spring under that much tension can put you at risk of serious injury if it is tampered with without the proper training and tools.
If you notice your garage door is not lifting as easily as it used to, call the pros at Premier Garage Door Solutions and we will provide you with a free quote on the cost to fix your garage door springs.
A garage door spring is a critical part of your door’s opening mechanism. They work to counterbalance the weight of your door so that it is easier to open and close. Like all springs, they store mechanical energy which causes them to tighten. Garage door springs are either torsion springs or extension springs made of a very dense material which allows them to store a lot more energy. Usually mounted horizontally above the opening of your garage door, these springs are forced to wind up when you pull the door down and when you open the door, the springs unwind and transfer their energy to the door, which makes it much easier for you to open.
Over time, your garage door springs will begin to weaken and the door will become too heavy for them to lift. Eventually, the springs will break. Allowing your springs to get to the point of breaking is dangerous—if you were in the garage when the spring breaks, it could cause serious injury. If your garage door spring breaks it is imperative that you contact a professional to replace it!
Replacing garage door springs is a dangerous task that requires specialized knowledge and the right tools.
Injuries caused by someone attempting to repair a garage door problem without the proper training, experience, and equipment is one of the top three causes of injuries from a garage door. We cannot stress enough the importance of turning to professionals like those at Premier Garage Door Solutions to replace your garage door springs.