Since I first installed my garage doors, there have been several problems that I have faced the main ones I have attributed to the garage springs. There are two types of garage door springs; torsion springs which are attached above a closed garage door. The other type is the extension springs; these are located above the upper tracks on both sides. Some of the most common problems which I have faced include the following:
- Out of balance springs
One indication that your garage door springs are working well is when the door opens and closes smoothly. If there are issues when closing or opening the door, this should be a huge red flag that your springs have a problem. You should try pulling the door manually. If the door is still difficult to operate, the issue could be that the springs are out of balance. You should have the problem fixed immediately either by yourself or by hiring the techs from garage door spring repair San Jose as delaying it could affect other door parts.
- Door spring Brackets
Garage door springs are usually attached to brackets located at the bottom of the door. This brackets are usually under a lot of tension and should therefore never be tampered with unless under the attention of an expert. Due to the tension they are under, they usually break and therefore constant monitoring is necessary.
- Safety cables
Another common problem related specifically to door with extension springs is the safety cables. Doors with extension springs have safety cables on each side of the door. These cables run through the spring and are attached to either the wall or the ceiling depending on the design of your door. These cables are very important in case the spring snaps. They are the ones that control the broken spring.
These are some of the most common problems I experience when dealing with garage door spring and how to fix them, again you can either go for the DIY method or call the techs from San Jose Garage Door repair. The springs are of great importance as they can cause serious injuries or even death in case they snap when opening or closing the door. Therefore, regular monitoring by a garage door expert is necessary.