Tag: Spring maintenance tips

Most people pay little attention to the garage door and its maintenance. Spring is an essential part of the opener that helps in opening and closing the garage door. It is the prime reason that you should pay some attention to your garage door springs as well. Besides, appoint professionals for garage door services at least twice a year.
If you are facing any issues with a garage door, there may arise some problems with the door spring. Well, if there is any minor issue, you can fix it on your own. Gain some knowledge about garage door springs in this respect.

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Check out few details about garage door springs

First, know what type of garage door springs you have. There are two types of springs such as side-mounted extension springs and torsion springs. It is easy for you to adjust any side-mounted spring, while for torsion springs, you need to contact us.

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Now let’s know some details about different springs installed in your garage door.

Extension springs

You find Side-mounted extension springs to run parallel and above
the door track. The pulley and cable hold the extension springs to keep it attached to the hooks with the track hanger assembly. There are two extension springs. One is above, and the other is on either side of the garage door.

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Torsion springs

While facing issues with raising and lowering the garage door, don’t overlook torsion springs. The springs mounted on above the door run parallel along with a metal shaft on the door-top. You can recognize the door spring type by its measurement. Here, the mechanism is used only for 10 feet wide doors. If you have a smaller and lighter door, there will be a single torsion spring. On the flip, bigger and heavier doors contain two torsion springs on either side of the central plate.

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How will you understand that door springs need repair?

Here, we have mentioned some signs that you often avoid or take it casually. These signs help you figure out the ways to adjust and fix the springs.

• Facing difficulties to open and close door
• A door opens and falls faster.
• You cannot close the door appropriately.
• There leaves a gap.
• The door closes haphazardly.

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Now depending on your problem, you can determine the solutions.

What are they? Let’s learn below:

1. You need to decrease the tension if your garage door is not opening and closing totally. You can use this tip if the door opens faster.
2. If you face difficulties while opening the door and the door comes down faster, increase the tension.
3. Isn’t your garage door closing evenly? Adjust the tension on the side where you find the gap.

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For more tips on how to adjust a garage door spring, carry on reading more spring related blogs. If you face any garage door related issues, visit us. Our experts can offer you the best services in this respect.