An average garage door may appear to be a simple piece of equipment; however, it’s a complex system of various moving parts that work in harmony to provide safe entry to your home. With regular use, certain components succumb to the effects of wear and tear. The springs and cables are usually the first ones to break, loosen, or deteriorate. That’s because they’re consistently under a tremendous amount of weight and pressure.
Fraying of loosening of such parts may cause the garage door to hang at an angle or not move beyond a certain point. To fix this problem, you’ll need to adjust the springs. Garage door springs and cables are of two types: torsion and extension. Torsion springs are found in modern garage doors and are placed just above the door. This type of spring comes in different sizes and shapes depending on the type of garage door you have.
Extension cables and springs are commonly found in older garage doors and have managed to retain their popularity due to the low price tag. These springs are positioned at the side of the doors and expand and contract during opening and closing. Regardless of the type of springs installed, issues with one or more of them might require a few adjustments.
Cables and springs that become excessively loose will cause the door to become heavy and need more than one person to lower or raise. No matter how easy an article or video make the spring adjustment job to be, never attempt to do it on your own. A malfunctioning door can cause the garage door to come crashing down and demolish anything in its path.The experts at Your Garage Door Guys have years of experience adjusting and replacing springs. We have the tools as well as the expertise needed to ensure your garage door functions as intended. Get in touch with us today for more information!