If you are one of those people who pay almost no attention to the garage door springs its high time that you do. Focusing on the garage door springs is as important as the garage door itself is and the garage door opener is, if not taken care of them properly they can be quite dangerous, in fact very dangerous. It is always advisable to know the garage safety tips before getting them replaced or repaired
Whenever you get some problems with your garage door there is a high chance that there might be some problem with the springs. There is also a high chance that the garage doors springs break with time but they can be replaced quite easily. You can easily get in touch with a garage door spring supplier.
To get some good garage door springs first of all you would need to know and understand the types of springs there are and how they function.
There are two different kinds of garage door springs that you can always look into and they are as follows
- The Torsion springs
These springs are attached just above the closed garage door.
- The extension springs
Are always located just above the upper tracks on the both sides.
Once you have figured out what type which is the best spring for your garage door from the two, you would then need to know how to make them safe for you and your garage.
Always keep in mind that the springs of a garage door are always tightly wounded which simply means that they are always under a lot of tension. And if they break they can become a lot of pain, thus it is always advisable to leave it for the pros to fix. If the garage door of your home is old or has been showing signs of decay always leave the repairs to an experienced contractor.
But on the other hand if there is a lot of squeaking or noise making with the springs of your garage door it is not always the case that the problem is too big, just a bit of garage door lubricant can do the trick and if it doesn’t then only it would be advisable to call in the professionals.
Believe it or not, your garage door can also be broken thanks to rodents, rats and other pests found in homes. To make sure your pest infested house doesn’t cause your torsion garage spring to break, read this article.
To always have good quality garage door springs it is always a good idea to keep check of the springs on regular basis plus it is also a good idea to have proper garage door safety cables. This is the exact law that has been determined in Texas courts, including Houston, where garage door specialist must use the best kind of torsion springs for garages for example.
As discussed above and as you can also see in this video there are two types of spring that can be used in a garage door and both of them work differently. A garage door having extension spring will have its safety cables on each side of the garage door which would be running through the springs and would be attached to either the ceiling or the wall. These safety cables are extremely important as extension spring are always under a lot of tension and if by chance any one of them breaks you could face some serious injuries, thus these safety cables are mainly used to help in controlling a broken spring.