The different parts of a garage door system all work together for smooth and efficient operation. Even one part of the garage door can affect the rest of them when it breaks or malfunctions.
One of the most crucial elements in the garage door system is the springs. The springs make it easy for the other components to lower and raise the door. Without them, the door would be way too heavy for the cables or a person to lift. Springs wind and unwind as the door opens and closes, holding the tension so it operates smoothly and safely.
Springs also pose a safety risk when they are not working properly. Knowing the symptoms of broken garage door springs and the best option for fixing the problem is key to your garage door’s longevity and safe operation.
How to Tell If Your Garage Door Spring Is Broken or Needs Replacing
There are a few signs that indicate the springs are broken or not working as they should. Look out for these issues with the garage door system that may indicate problems with the springs:
- Noise: If you hear strange, loud noises, like grinding or squeaking, there may be something wrong with the springs. Sometimes these noises mean the springs need some lubrication, but they may need a replacement if the damage is too severe.
- Labored Movement: Stuttered motions, pausing, wobbling and other inefficient movements may be happening because of the springs. If any of these start happening, it may indicate a more serious problem with the springs, such as that they are about to break.
After the springs break or stop working properly in other ways, the balance will be off with the door. Considering how heavy the door is on its own, this can create an unsafe environment. If you notice any of these signs, you need to take care of the problem as soon as possible to avoid additional damage or people getting hurt.
Let the Experts Handle Garage Spring Repairs
Even those with experience taking on home improvement and repair jobs may not be ready to complete garage door spring replacement or repair on their Connecticut home or business. When you think there is an issue with your garage door’s springs, it’s best to call in a local professional.
At American Overhead Doors, Inc. we’re ready to take care of your garage door spring adjustment, torsion spring repair and other problems. We’re a family-owned and operated business with more than 30 years in business.
We will examine your garage door system, locate the problem, give you all of your options and make our best recommendation. After you approve the course of action, we will finish the job and get your garage door back in perfect working condition.