Garage doors are heavy, complicated and can cause serious injury if not installed appropriately. Using a professional garage door provider ensures that the job is done right the first time. Additionally, they can provide you with a warranty on the installation and often times have a wide variety of garage door styles and brands to choose from.
There are a variety of different signs that your garage door springs need to be replaced. Here are some common warning signs:
A loud squeaking noise comes from the door when it is opening or closing. The springs have begun to rust, especially on the part where they attach to the lift bar. A large gap has developed between the two sides of the door. The garage door only opens when the manual release cord is pulled down.
Typically, you should have your garage springs looked at every 6 months. This allows you to detect problems before they become serious enough to cause an injury. However, depending on the use and environment of your garage, springs may need to be replaced more or less often.
The best way to keep your garage door in optimal condition is to clean it regularly. A dirty garage door leads to faulty sensors and leaves debris on the surface, which can eventually lead to issues with the motor. You should also check all of the other parts like springs, screws, and mounting brackets often for signs of wear or damage. If you notice something is wrong, be sure to address the issue as soon as possible.
Garage doors are susceptible to becoming very loud, especially if they haven’t been lubricated in a long time. Other signs that your garage door needs some lubricant include having difficultly opening and closing, sticking when opening or closing, squeaking while the door is in motion, and scrapes appearing on the surface of the door.