Garage door springs come under an intense amount of pressure during their lifetime. These components are used to support the door and assist in its operation, and when they go wrong they can go wrong in style. When these essential components stop working or develop a fault, they can stop the door from working at its best and can actually be dangerous if not attended to.
There are essentially two types of garage door spring:
- Torsion springs – located just above the garage door
- Extension springs – located above the upper tracks of the door on either side
Garage Doors and Safety
When a garage door spring is installed, it is tightly wound to ensure it is able to manage the weight and opening and closing of the door efficiently and safely. These springs can handle a lot of tension, but if they snap, break or shear off completely they can cause damage to both the inside of a garage and also anybody unlucky enough to be standing by when this happens.
It may be tempting to deal with garage door spring issues as a DIY project, but this is definitely a job left to the professionals. Rusty springs or springs that are past their best can be tricky to work with and could be more unstable than they first appear. An expert in garage door springs in San Antonio will assess the problem before attending to the issue in the safest way possible.
How to Attend to Garage Door Issues
Garage door springs can experience a wide range of problems, from a simple squeak to a complete breakdown in performance. In fact, a small squeak can usually be fixed with a little garage door lubricant applied liberally to the springs. If this doesn’t make any difference, then it could be time to call in the experts to take a further look.
The best way to tell whether your garage springs are functioning as they should is that the garage door opens and closes quietly and smoothly. Any door that is stiff to open or jams completely will require urgent attention so as not to jeopardize the security of the garage or cause harm or damage to property or people.
Don’t let your garage door springs cause you more problems than necessary. We have years of experience in San Antonio garage door spring repair, so get in touch with our team today to arrange an appointment.