Taking Care of Business07/08/2015 Back To Blog
Taking care of business doesn’t mean that you have to do things yourself. It can also mean that you allocate work to others. This is something that we highly recommend when it comes to caring for garage doors. A garage door is heavy and has many moving parts. If operating the garage door several times a day, certain parts of the door will begin to wear out. One of the parts that may begin to show signs of wearing is the springs. They carry most of the weight of the door while the automatic opener handles the other part. Since there is so much pressure applied to the springs, we can conclude that they will eventually require repairs. Knowing exactly when this is necessary is important to homeowners who operate their garage door every day. In order to avoid the inconvenience of not being able to usethe door, you’ll have to take care of business by calling on someone to address these concerns.
Don’t Take Care of It Yourself
Everyone has different reasons for wanting to handle a project on their own. If you are thinking about replacing or repairing your garage door springs, on your own, think again. This isn’t the wisest thing for any untrained homeowner to do. Here is why:
Repairing Only One Spring – Homeowners often only repair the spring that is weak or wearing. This means the other spring is left to carry the rest of the weight. The weight should be distributed evenly so that no one spring is doing all of the work. Repairing one spring can also place other parts of the door under stress. This can then result in more garage door repairs.
Leaving out a step – If one step in the process is left out, it can make the entire job useless. Every step of the process must be adhered to in order for the spring to do its job efficiently. Leaving out a step can result in danger.
Putting Pressure on Automatic Opener – When you do not know how to counterbalance the weight of the doors by evenly distributing the tension between the two springs, you put more pressure on the automatic opener. This can cause damage to the opener.