Cable and Spring Problems
Tension springs and cables are responsible for making sure your garage door opens and shuts safely and slowly. Because they’re used every day, they’re more likely to break. When cables and springs break, this makes it unsafe to use your garage door. The most obvious sign of cable and tension spring problems is when the garage door starts opening and shutting faster or with a thundering thud. When this happens, the garage door can break and become a safety hazard. With regular garage door maintenance, tension spring and cable problems can be addressed before they cause serious problems.
Torsion Spring Problems
T he torsion spring is similar to tension springs and cables in that it’s used to operate the garage door. While the primary responsibility of the tension spring and cables is to control the speed of the door opening and closing, the torsion’s responsible for lifting the door properly. Torsion springs have a max lifespan of about 25,000 open/close cycles. At some point, torsion springs hit their breaking point and snap. When this happens, you won’t be able to use your garage door opener or manually lift the door. Regular maintenance includes checking the torsion spring for signs of impending failure and giving you the opportunity to replace the spring before you get stuck in your garage.
Unlike spring and cable problems, a garage door that opens and shuts loudly isn’t necessarily a safety hazard. Many people just find it to be an annoyance they must live with. The good news is that you don’t have to live with it. As part of regular servicing, garage door technicians lubricate rusty parts and make adjustments to make garage door operations less noisy.
Garage Door Auto Reversal Problems
Garage door safety should always be a priority. Garage door manufacturers make it a point to include safety features such as motion detection, auto reversal, and manual control option to make sure your garage door is operating as it should at all stages of its lifespan. Hiring garage door professionals for garage door inspections ensure that all the door’s safety features continue to work. Auto reversal problems damage doors, property, and also cause injury.
Did you recently have a garage door installation done? Protect your new garage door in Alpharetta by sticking with a regular maintenance schedule to ensure your new door functions properly for many years. Protect your investment and protect your family. Call IDC Garage Door, LLC, at 678-363-0701 today to schedule maintenance services.