February 24, 2016

Garage Door Spring Repair

Garage Door Spring Repair

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The weight of a garage door is being counterbalanced with the use of garage door spring. The spring makes it easier to close and open the garage door. Garage door spring is needed for the effective and efficient use of the garage door. The weight of the spring has to correspond to that of the garage door `for proper balance. For instance, if a spring is needed for a garage door that weighs 130 pounds, a spring that has a force of 130 pounds would be needed to pull against the weight of the door.

Garage door springs could be Torsion spring or extension spring.garage door spring repair

Torsion springs for garage doors are always secured above the garage door to a metal. Garage door torsion spring balances the garage door using the application of torque to the shaft with drums at the ends. As the door opens and closes the torsion spring unwinds and winds in order to get a balance system for the garage door.

Extension springs for garage doors are mounted above the doors horizontal tracks or at the side of the garage doors. Garage door extension spring counter balances the weight of the garage door by stretching and contracting as the door opens and closes.

Garage Door Spring Repair

Garage door springs can still be repaired if the spring is not broken. The repair could be just adjusting the garage door spring. There are cases where the garage door won’t close properly; adjusting the spring might solve this problem. The problems associated with garage door springs could be, gap along the floor when the door is closed, too much tension on the spring etc. Adjusting the spring can solve these problems associated to the garage door.

Garage door spring repair is done when you want to save money; it is far less expensive when compared to replacement. Garage door spring repair can be very dangerous because the door has to be down and the springs are loaded i.e. under tension. Imagine the kind of force in a spring that is used to balance a door that weighs 250 pounds. The force in the spring alone is enough to cause serious injury and harm to the repairer or someone close by.

To do garage door spring repair, brace the door before adjusting springs, clamp the track below the roller. To lower the tension on the spring, move the hook one hole away from the door frame, try adjusting it one hole at a time, it will get to a time where the door will close properly.

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