Garage Door Spring Repair Silver Spring MD
Types of Springs for Garage Doors
Why garage door springs fail
The springs in every garage door have to lift heavy weights on a regular basis. They help open and close the garage door, after all. This means that they take a lot of abuse over the years. The normal wear adds up over long periods of time and causes metal fatigue. After a certain point, they weaken and snap.
Unfortunately, you can have problems with corrosion even if your garage door and its springs aren’t all that old. Dust, dirt, and water can corrode your door springs making them brittle and weak. If you already have a broken spring, inspect it for rust. If the spring shows signs of corrosion, then you should check your replacement spring more often. Even small amounts of rust can shorten the lifespan of springs.
Like with any other part of your house, you garage doors need to be checked for wear once in a while.
Maintenance is necessary if you want to keep your door working as intended. If you don’t take a look at each part from time to time, your door’s system can fail. What this leads to most often is a broken spring.
To expand the life of your garage door, you should perform maintenance once a year. This should include checking the door’s balance and lubrication of mechanisms. To make sure your door is balanced, all you have to do is lift it up halfway before letting it go. If your door goes down a little instead of staying in place, then you have worn springs.
Sometimes, spring failure turns out to be the result of improper installation. That’s why you should always contact a company that has experience in garage door installation and a good reputation.
Errors in manufacturing are rare but can happen sometimes. Any spring can break because of a mistake during its production, even if it’s in great shape. You might not notice a spring is faulty, but a garage door repair service will see it straight away.