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One of the most dangerous mechanical components of your overhead garage door is the spring. It supports the entire weight of the door panels and helps you to lift up and lower the entire assembly. You have to be extremely careful if you need to adjust or replace springs as they are under a great deal of pressure and you can get seriously injured. It isn't hard to test them and you can manage to work with them yourself however you have to be very careful and know what you need to do. You should first consult your automatic manual. If you do have problems with springs ask around among your friends and neighbours to see if anyone has worked on springs. If you are really unsure about how to check springs then ask a professional service.
You need to keep in mind that there are two types of spring systems. Garage door torsion springs are found above the garage door and extension springs are located on either side of the door. Extension springs stretch along the horizontal part of the track when the garage door is closed. If you happen to have an old-fashioned garage door which swings outward as it goes up and overhead then the springs are mounted on the sides of the door opening about waist level. Checking springs is not a difficult task but you should be careful as you proceed. At least then you can discover if your door springs need alignment or replacement. One of the most obvious things you will notice right away is if the spring is broken. If it isn't then it could be that it has become too lax and needs adjustment. It could also be a matter of needing to be cleaned and properly lubricated if you hear groaning noises as you open and close your garage door.
You will discover that springs come in many different sizes and to know which you need depends on the height and weight of the door. You can find out information in the manual which came when you purchased your garage door. So you need to find out what the actual problem is and decide if you can fix it on your own. If you find that you want to consult with our professionals then look for a service in your area and let them know what the problem is and they'll send someone out to consult with you. Afterwards you can still decide if you'll work on the springs alone or if you'll have them repair the garage door for you. Don't forget that you might think that springs need replacement and all they really needed CAs adjustment so never proceed if you are not really sure of the problem. It will save you a great deal of time and money.