In order for your garage doors to operate smoothly and in a well-balanced manner, it is important to ensure that both of your garage door springs are properly fitted and in good condition. These components are often overlooked far too easily, nevertheless, they are important not only for the functioning of your doors, but for the safety of those who are going to be using them as well.
All springs, whether they are extension or torsion coil springs have a varyingly limited lifespan. This lifespan depends greatly on the weight of the door that they are set to balance, how often they are used, the conditions under which they operate, and of course, what type of weather they have to compete with. All of these factors take their toll on your door’s springs over time, inflicting them with rust, galvanic corrosion, cracks from stress, and ultimately, outright failure.
Since they are installed in pairs, garage door springs operate in tandem to ensure that your door is correctly balanced, because of this, two functional springs should be installed at all times. While the temptation may be great to ignore a single broken spring, owners of garage doors should remember that operating a door with only a single spring is not only dangerous since they help support its structure, but will also lead to further damages being suffered by the door. So should one break, it is in your best interest to seek a replacement as soon as possible.
Oil tempered springs are a useful but more costly alternative to regular springs since they are able to withstand more pressure. This allows them to operate for a much longer time, making them a suitable replacement. This is because of the method from which they are manufactured, tempered in hot oil to further harden their structure, making them suitable for heavy-duty garage doors and regular ones alike.
If you would like more information on having your broken garage door springs replaced or repaired, contact “Garage Door Repair Glen Rock” and speak to a member of our team for more information, advice or a quotation.Back To Our Services