Garage doors are heavy and garage doors are frequently used. Therefore, it is not uncommon for the springs to wear and break. While any garage door repair should be left up to professionals, many garage door owners choose to replace the garage door springs themselves to save money. If you should choose to replace your garage door springs on your own there are a couple of things you should remember to make the repair go smoothly.
Safety should always come first when you are working on your garage door. Make sure to power off the garage door opener and unplug it from the power source. You don’t want the door to open or close as you are working on it because this could be very dangerous. Disconnect your garage door opener from the door. Doing this will again insure that the garage door won’t accidentally open or close as you are working on it.
Make sure that you get the right size springs for your garage door. Purchasing the right size springs is important because if they are too small they won’t hold the door, but if they are too large they will add too much tension to the door. To choose the right size spring for your door you will need to know the weight of your door.
Garage door springs are under extreme tension. As you are working with them, you want to keep the garage door open so they are not extended. As you are working with the springs, you also want to wear eye protection. This will keep your eyes safe from injury during the repair.
Finally, if at any point during the repair you don’t feel comfortable, make sure to call your garage door repair company. They can quickly and easily repair your garage door springs and have your door working like new.