What to Know Before Your Garage Door Spring Replacement
Many homeowners have no idea what’s involved in garage door spring replacement. Before you get started gathering estimates on the work, know that it’s best to replace both springs at the same time — even if one still appears to be operating properly. Garage door springs are designed for the same cycle rating, and they should last about the same amount of time. This means that if one’s broken, it’s only a short matter of time before the other goes. By replacing both at the same, you ensure they will work in tandem with the same capabilities, and you also ensure that you won’t need another garage door spring replacement visit shortly after your first.
You should also know that there have been new advances in technology since your last garage door spring replacement. You can now secure corrosion-free garage door springs, which are designed for many more cycles than standard springs, and they are durably constructed to withstand the wet.
A knowledgeable technician can also recommend the right size garage door replacement springs for your home. It’s important for the safety and maintenance of your garage door that the right-size spring be used to do the heavy lifting. Springs that are too large or too small can both cause problems for the smooth operation of your overall garage door.