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How to Maintain Garage Door Springs

10/17/2013 Back To Blog

Just like homes, which need rigid foundations to be strong, garage doors need strong and well-maintained parts to operate properly and offer the required security and safety to households. In this context, garage door springs that are responsible for the lifting and good balance of the door must remain in perfect condition at all times.How to Maintain Garage Door Springs

Taking care of the springs

Most experts would tell you that it is dangerous to get involved with the repair or replacement of torsion coil trampoline springs or any other type for that matter due to the high tension with which they are wound. This is true and you need to be very careful or even get professional assistance, but it is also wise to check their condition every now and then to make sure they work fine.

Springs usually last for about six or seven years, but if you take good care of them, they may even last longer. You just need to keep them clean and, most importantly, you need to lubricate them. If you don't know which products are the most appropriate, you could ask the staff of Garage Door Repair Garden City. You must also keep your ears open for weird sounds or observe whether they cannot lift or hold the door open. Of course, you must also take care of the garage door cable and the other parts because it is the collective work of all components that can give effective results.

Spring replacement is unavoidable

All garage door parts have a certain life cycle and they will all need to be replaced at some point for your benefit and the efficient operation of the mechanism. Though, the replacement of springs is considered absolutely necessary because without springs your car will be imprisoned inside the garage. You can read the instructions of the manual about the best time to change them, but it's always better to prevent a garage door broken spring by changing it beforehand. Hence, the minute you feel that springs don't work properly, you should consider their replacement or check whether they simply need repair.

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