One of the most important maintenance tasks for your automatic doors regards the condition of your garage door springs. These often overlooked components are an essential part of your doors since they work in pairs to keep it properly balanced and aligned. Beyond that, they are also responsible for the safety of the door, securing it properly so that it can be used without injury or damage being suffered to property, people and the door itself. For these reasons, it is essential to keep an eye on the condition of your springs, and to have them repaired or replaced at the first sign of trouble.
Door springs work hard to support the weight of your heavy garage door, and so it is a matter of time before the stress of their job starts to take its toll on them by presenting them with cracks from stress or outright failure. Galvanic corrosion from contact with electrified metals, and rust from harsh weather conditions are also contributing factors to damage on your springs. With so many ways for them to break, replacing springs that are in poor condition is not only an essential maintenance task for the continuous operation of your doors, but is also essential for maintaining its safe usage.
Damaged and broken door springs don’t need to be a boon on your doors however. Whatever you do, you shouldn't take the risk of handling by yourself. Having them replaced is a simple matter of contacting a technician with the skills and experience to replace them without fuss. So when even a single spring fails, or begins to show signs of stress or damage, it should be seen to as soon as possible to ensure that there are two functioning springs on the door at all times.