Why My Garage Door Springs Are Overstretching

When you think of garage doors, what springs to mind? If you’re like most people, it’s the springs. After all, these are the parts that give your garage door its power. They are responsible for lifting and lowering the door, as well as keeping it balanced and secure. However, if these springs become overstretched or damaged, they can cause serious damage to your home or building. Let’s explore why this happens and how to prevent it from happening.

Understanding How Garage Door Springs Work

Garage door springs are designed to help lift and lower the door with ease. As you open or close your garage door, the springs take on most of the weight of the door. The majority of residential garage doors have two torsion springs located above each side of the opening. The torsion spring is a long metal tube filled with tightly wound coils that provides counterbalance.

The Dangers of Overstretching Garage Door Springs

If your garage door’s springs become overstretched or damaged, it can cause several issues such as misalignment in the track system, difficulty when opening or closing the door, loud noises when operating it. Even dangerous accidents can occur if not addressed properly. Overstretching can also lead to premature wear-and-tear on other components such as rollers and hinges. Which can further complicate matters if left unchecked for too long. It goes without saying that yearly maintenance should be carried out on all aspects of your garage door system so that overstretching does not occur in the first place! Click here to see the Top 5 Reasons Why GarageDoor Springs Break!

Preventing Overstretching

Fortunately there are steps you can take to ensure your garage door springs don’t become overly stretched or damaged in any way Firstly, make sure they are lubricated regularly. Secondly, check them regularly for signs of wear-and-tear. Thirdly keep an eye out for loose bolts or screws. Fourthly avoid using excessive force when opening/closing. Fifthly have a professional technician inspect them on a yearly basis. Sixthly replace them after every 5-7 years (or sooner if needed). By following these simple steps you should be able to keep your garage door running smoothly for many years!

Homeowners who understand their garage doors know that one of its main components is its springs – they provide balance and stability while also taking on much of the weight associated with lifting/lowering it. Unfortunately however, problems may arise if these springs become overstretched or damaged due to lack of maintenance which would require repairs by a professional technician right away! To avoid this issue altogether we recommend performing regular inspections/lubrications on all components involved including those associated with your torsion & extension spring systems as well as checking for any loose bolts/screws etc.. Taking such measures will ensure your garage remains functional & safe for many years!

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Doorco is located in Duluth Minnesota, here to help you with all of your door needs, 24/7. Located on Rice Lake Rd, Doorco has been proudly serving the Duluth community for over 20 years installing and servicing garage doors, entry doors, coiling doors, overhead doors, and loading docks throughout the Twinports. Give us a call today to schedule a service call or set up an onsite consultation for your new door at 218-349-3715 or get in touch with us here: http://www.doorco.us

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