Learn to Replace and Adjust Garage Door Springs

Learning the professional techniques to repair or install a garage door torsion spring properly is as important as taking care and maintaining the garage door. These springs are huge metal devices which are essential components for making your garage door functional.

These are normally found at the upper portion of the garage door, right above the opening of the garage door. These huge devices can be divided into two categories. The first one is torsion spring and the other is extension spring. The torsion springs (as the name suggested) are placed on a stationary steel rod. These springs are positioned right above the opening of the garage door which is a parallel angle at the top of the garage door’s frame. The extension springs are mounted on the sides of the garage door. These are the heavy and long devices that are placed on each side of the upper sides of garage door tracks.

The side-mounted springs are stressed for light and smooth lifting of the garage door. When the garage door is in its closing position, they perform the same work as the torsion springs with the help of pulleys.

The right way to remove the old springs and install a new one is to do it as a set. The expert suggested that prolonged usage of springs will decrease its functionality and strength. This is why it is not recommended to use the new springs and old springs all together as it can result in misalignment and imbalance. When one spring is got damaged, it is good to replace both of them, not just the busted spring.

It is highly suggested that garage door springs installation should be done by a professional garage door technician in order to efficient and safe work. If you want to do it on your own, it must be done with high caution. Keep in mind that adjustment, repair, or installation of garage door torsion springs can be an extremely dangerous and life threading process. Don’t take it for granted.