Most of the home improvement projects and fixes are in general DIY (Do It Yourself) projects. However, when it comes to garage door spring repair you might want to think again. There are a few things you need to know about these essential components of your garage door. These springs are usually designed to operate huge and heavy garage doors. In those regards, the door springs are normally under intense pressure which means if they snap, and this is a possibility, they can cause an injury or even death. It is therefore recommendable to hire services of seasoned professional, especially if you are not experienced in this type of Garage Door Spring repair Dayton Ohio. Professionals are specially trained and have the right equipment and skill to replace the springs or repair them.
There are two basic types of garage door springs; the Torsion springs and the Extension springs. Even though both are dangerous, extensions springs are less dangerous while torsion springs can be trickier to handle. These garage springs are normally located on both sides of the garage door. Even if you are only having problems with one, it is recommended to replace both of them. This is because if one of them breaks or malfunctions, the likelihood of the other spring to follow suit is very high. Normally, the springs are only good for approximately 10,000 openings before there is need to replace them. Garage springs include some that are looped while others are extension springs.
It can be a little difficult to get the right springs, especially if you are not in the garage door business or lack the right knowledge about them. This is one of the main challenges that an ordinary person is likely to run into when trying to shop for garage door springs. Furthermore, the manufacturers are usually hesitant to sell the springs directly to the consumer and instead they prefer selling them to dealers to avert accidents that are likely to occur. Hence, if you’re lucky to get the springs from the manufacturer you’ll likely pay far more for them.
If you’re determined to procure the springs and carry out the repair on your own, you will probably be in for a search. To get the right type and size of the garage door springs is not going to be easy. The measurements must be exact; the size of the wire, the interior diameter as well as the length of the springs must be considered in these measurements.
In case your garage door is equipped with torsion springs, there are two on each side of the door. When repairing or replacing them the measurements should not be off even by a little because each spring is specific to the weight of the garage door on which it is used. And normally this is what determines the amount of torque that is required when opening and closing the door.
Moreover, if you decide to repair the springs by yourself, and fail to install something correctly or the door does not work properly afterward, you’ll be required to start all over again. This can be quite expensive. If you hire a professional to perform this replacement or repair, the work should be guaranteed. This is one of the things you will want to ensure before hiring a garage door expert.
The replacement parts that a professional uses are guaranteed as well; which means that in case your garage door starts to malfunction a few days after the repair work, they will come back and fix the problem free of charge. Another advantage is that the garage door experts might offer you a discount on the door springs. For instance, you buy one spring and get the second at half price! Therefore, the overall expense incurred when you hire services of a company that specializes in garage door is probably going to be less.
Technicians who have adequate knowledge and expertise on garage door repair will ensure that your door is functioning as designed. In any case, a door that is not working well not only makes your home vulnerable to burglary, but is also dangerous hazard to the members of your family.
Dayton Ohio Garage Door Experts is a team of experienced and well trained professionals capable of effectively handling any garage door problem.