Garage door springs are the force and mechanical energy responsible for lifting and lowering your garage door. You may think the motorized part of your automatic door does all the work, but it’s these springs that keep and distribute the tension. Without fully functioning springs, your garage door might not move at all and can get stuck, causing multiple safety concerns.
Here’s a fact about garage door springs: they need replacing about every seven years. A typical garage door spring will last about 10,000 cycles of lifting and lowering. If you consider that you probably open and close your garage door four times a day as you leave and return, those cycles can last about seven years.
However, with more and more people using garage doors as the main entry into their houses, it’s possible you’ll need a garage door replacement spring after just four years.
Allow a Professional to Replace Your Garage Door Springs
A professional technician and repair worker understands the tension, force, and energy that can radiate from a functioning tension spring. When one breaks, the danger of loosening and replacing it increases. Rather than risk personal injury, a call to a certified and knowledgeable technician will save you a lot of money and time.