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Garage Door Spring Repair and Maintenance

Garage Door Repair can be a tricky and risky especially if you don’t know what you are doing.
Torsion springs are very powerful springs that counter balance the weight of the garage door.
The springs are connected through a torsion bar to wire cables, if the wire cable that connects the garage door spring to the door starts to brake off or getting rusty you should consider replacing the cables before they would snap and create more damage. As for the torsion springs, you can usually see the wear and tear on the spring once it starts to get rusty, makes squeaking noise and loses his shape.

There are a few ways to extend the life span of your garage door spring and garage door cable. By maintaining the hardware yearly or bi-yearly you can easily extend the life span of your garage door spring by more the 40%.
Maintenance includes, lubrication of the springs and hinges (Please do not use grease), tension adjustment for the torsion spring, door alignment, screw tightening and adjust opener force gage.

Any repair if you perform it or if you call a garage door repair professional, can save you up to 50% of the garage door spring repair cost, if it is done prior to the spring or cable getting snapped.