Garage Door Repairs Can Empty Your Home Budget
A Broken Garage Door Spring
There’s no avoiding it and you can’t expect it to last forever. A typical garage door and spring tend to be in use every day. They go up and down thousands of times under a variety of conditions. They can be subject to rain, sun, wind, and snow. From spring through to winter, garage doors don’t take time off.
The springs on every garage door tend to experience metal fatigue and snap after a certain period of use. This comes as no surprise when you take into account that they perform all the heavy duty lifting.
To make sure this doesn’t catch you off guard, you need to perform regular maintenance on your garage door. If you are confident enough, you can check your the garage door yourself from time to time. Once each year is a good rule of thumb to make sure everything is working well.
Broken Garage Door Cable
Cables may not look like it, but they are an important part of every garage door. If a spring fails, the cable prevents your garage door from coming down on your car or even worse, injuring you or your family. That’s why keeping an eye on the condition they are in is important. Cables are not expensive but installing them the right way requires time and knowledge.
Cables for your garage door aren’t expensive; the real cost lies in knowing how to take them off and set them up according to guidelines. When you hire a professional to fix cables, you should expect to get charged around $150. This price can include on of two things. Either locking the spring tension or unwinding the springs and winding them back again after replacing cables.