With all thanks to technology, garage door gates have come a long way from being manual to automatic. There are springs in garage doors that help them function better and smoothly. The garage doors which have these help the operator in not putting much effort when lifting them. It makes a manual garage door as light as a feather and it is the main component in lifting and lowering the door. Each garage door has more than one spring that fulfills a specific purpose.
Types of Garage Spring
A garage door generally has two types of garage door springs: Torsion springs and extension springs. They function independently. Both the types of springs help in counterbalancing the weight of the door and are at different places on the door.
Out of balance or broken spring
Till the garage door is opening and closing smoothly, it is functioning well. When the door stops working, it could be due to out of balance or broken door spring. It’s not hard to guess when there is a broken spring that will need a replacement. It starts making a loud noise every time someone tries to open the door. Sometimes the spring displaces by coming off the track. At other times a large gap develops between the coils. It can fall harder when trying to close it. There is a possibility of the garage door falling on the person who tries to open it.
Before the garage door causes a serious injury it is better to call a professional like Garage Door Doctors to fix or replace the door springs. However, know that these springs wıll break at some point in time as there is a lot of pressure which these springs have to bear. Therefore, do not be worried. Just give us a call on 281-855-9300 or 281-578-7659 and our team will contact you.