Having a functioning garage door spring is important for the overall stability of your garage door system. If your spring is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, such as loud creaking noises or unsteadiness while in use, you may need to repair or replace it soon. Learn more here about the importance of maintaining your garage door spring and get tips on how to do so.
Your springs keep your garage door functioning properly by distributing weight and balance. Garage door springs aren't dangerous, but without proper maintenance or lack of awareness, garage door spring accidents might occur. Diagnosing a garage door spring issue on your own can cause serious injuries.
Here are some signs to show that it's time for a garage door spring maintenance:
Loud Creaking Noises
One of the most common signs that your garage door springs need to be checked and maintained is loud creaking noises. While normal wear and tear can eventually cause a noisy spring, this type of noise is usually indicative of a more serious issue that needs to be addressed before further damage occurs. If you hear any loud creaking noises coming from your door while in use, it’s best to get it inspected right away by an experienced professional.
Door Will Not Open or Close Properly
Another sure sign that your garage door springs need maintenance is if you feel like you’re door won’t open or close properly. This typically occurs when the springs are no longer providing the appropriate amount of tension to keep the large metal doors balanced, so when attempting to open it will feel heavier than usual, or take a greater effort than normal. If this is happening to your doors, it would be wise to have one of our expert technicians take a look at them as soon as possible.
The Springs Have Been Overused
If your garage door springs have been overused it can cause them to become weak and wear out. Ensure that the springs are serviced by a certified technician regularly, ensuring that it gets the correct weight for its size and that the tension is proper for the track. If not dealt with properly, your springs will eventually start to stretch too much and snap, resulting in needing more costly repairs.
Here is how to make sure your garage door spring is well-maintained to avoid future injuries:
Lubricate your garage door spring twice a year, letting it seep between the coils.
Only open and close your garage door when necessary, because the more use to the garage, the life of your garage door springs will decrease.
If your garage door spring starts to make odd noises, call us to have our trained technicians evaluate the situation.
Take advantage of our maintenance special, for $39 which is $50 off. Call us today to take advantage of this special, which includes lube and tune, and a 26-point inspection on your garage.