Have you been noticing signs of your garage door acting a little out of whack lately?
Over time, it is normal for your garage door to need certain repairs to keep it going, and eventually, it will need to be replaced – though fortunately, a well-maintained garage door will last around 30 years.
One of the most common repairs that a garage door will need over its lifespan is to replace faulty or broken garage door springs. How can you know when it’s time to call on a professional to take care of this for you?
Read on to find out:
#1: The Door Won’t Open Fully
When your garage door springs are failing, the mechanism avoids further damage by kicking in the force sensitivity system. This stops it from hitting the motor and is a sign that you need to replace your springs soon.
#2: The Top Section of the Door is Dented
These garage doors can weigh as much as 300 lbs. If your door doesn’t have a sensitivity system, the motor will keep trying to pull the door open. If your door is too heavy, something will give – usually the top door section.
#3: You Can See a Gap in the Spring
A torsion spring system features 1-2 tightly wound springs over top the door. When one spring breaks, it partially unwinds, leaving behind a visible gap.
#4: You Can Hear a Loud “Bang!”
When a spring breaks, it releases a lot of energy – which results in noise. When many people hear this noise, they check to see if something hit the house, but find nothing, never thinking to check the garage door. This often leaves the broken spring unnoticed.
#5: Your Door Falls Too Quickly
You may not notice that your door was opening slowly, but you see how quickly it closes. If one spring is no longer functioning properly, this mean the door’s entire weight is being held by the single remaining spring.
#6 Door Movement is Jerky or Crooked
If this is the case, then you may have a broken extension spring system. If an extension spring on either side of the door breaks, the other one will be left to control the entire door by itself – resulting in crooked or jerky movement.
Do any of the above signs sound like your garage door?
If so, you might want to call on the experts for garage door repair. At Superior Garage Door Repairs, we are a local company in your area offering garage spring repair services, as well as many other services for all of your garage and parking gate needs.
Don’t wait till the problem gets worse. You’ll end up saving yourself a lot of money and hassle in the long run by solving the problem before it spirals out of control. Give us a call today!