Springs keep your garage door balance, light weighted and ensure that both sides of the door are risen up and down appropriately at the same time, If one of the spring breaks, it throws off the function of the door. The two sides will rise and fall at a different speed.
You will hear more noise when you use the garage doors, and after some uses, the other spring will wear down faster due to the heavier workload which is trying to balance out the issues on the other sides of the door.
The average life span of a garage door is about 10,000 opening and closing cycles, For most of the garage door that means about seven to nine years but some of the spring of garage doors break within four or five years of frequent uses.
If you have noticed the gap between the coils in your spring, this is the indication of spring that indicates the spring is failing and may need replacement.
What are the dangers of unbalanced garage doors?
If one of the springs breaks down, several things can occur.
The door may close suddenly which can cause damage to you.
Loose and broken springs can crack or fall of the brackets.
The door may speed up or down, which becomes unpredictable and put you and your family in danger when you try to enter or exit the garage.
A malfunctioning spring can lead to warping on the track due to the wear on the wheels, the motor can also face greater pressure for power and when the garage door is being pushed, it will need to be replaced sooner.
No, the doors work efficiently with both springs, to pull the garage door up and bring it down gently. When the operation relies on one spring, in addition to providing the security concerns it will also lead to the wear and tear of the door.
You should never try to balance the door by yourself, while replacing both the spring, it’s critical for your door to function again, only a Garage Door Spring Repair Austin professional can provide the repair service you need. The Up and Up Garage Door technicians know how to perform the test on the door’s balance.
Garage doors are giant, often weigh hundreds of pounds, and you don’t want to put you in harm in any way. The safest path is to get help with the replacement of both springs.
Now you understand why a balanced garage door is essential. It protects you and your family.
Hopefully, you can now understand why a balanced garage door is crucial for every property and homeowner. If you need assistance with Garage Door Spring Repair Austin, give The Up and UP Garage Doors a call or contact us online to schedule service.
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